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Royals meet Labradors as the best ending to their trip to Pakistan

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What better way to end an already spectacular trip to beautiful Pakistan in South Asia? Kate and William met adorable Labradors Sky and Salto before they left.

By Memoona Zahid , 21 Oct 2019

Kate and Williams’ four-day tour of Pakistan was organised due to a request by the Foreign and Commonwealth office and the Pakistani government in order to boost tourism and other benefits for the country.

The couple had a great time, visiting mountains in the northern region and even playing the country’s much-loved sport, cricket.


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When it came time for their final leg of the trip, it was stormy, and their plane had to land in Islamabad, the capital city. Kate and William decided that during the time they had left until their next flight, it would be a good idea to visit the army canine centre located in the city.

Security is important

Security relations are important to both the UK and Pakistan, and William was keen to express this when visiting the army canine centre in Islamabad.

Of the security relations, William said “A lot of effort, a lot of lives being lost by the Pakistanis, in securing large parts of this country over the years and those sacrifices for the Pakistanis should be acknowledged."

British troops at the centre are supporting Pakistani troops with Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (CEID). Part of this involves training dogs.

Meet Sky and Salto

When the royals arrived at the centre, they were greeted by the most adorable and friendly dogs, Sky and Salto, who are currently in training. They played and petted the dogs, who were eager and enthusiastic to get to know both Kate and William.


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Adorable photos were captured of them, in which Kate and William both look positively elated with their two new doggo friends.


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What an absolutely delightful way to end their trip!