On Monday, a media report released that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton might be taking a rain-check on their visit to Pakistan due to the ongoing tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad.
The News International said in the report, citing a statement released by Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the visit of the royal couple appeared to be unlikely due to the current turn of events in the region.
It has been declared in a statement from the royal family, earlier in June, that the couple was to visit Pakistan later this year as requested the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s visit will be the official visit by a member of the British royal family to Pakistan since 2006 when Prince Charles and Camilla had traveled to the South Asian country.
Before that in the year of 1961 and 1997, Queen Elizabeth II had visited the country and the late Princess Diana in 1991. The tension between India and Pakistan escalated since New Delhi on August 5 scrapped ARticle 370 and thereby revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. After it, Jammu and Kashmir got divided into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, in order to bring in faster development and security to the state.