If the theme of day two of the Kensington Royal Tour was education, the theme of day three was climate change.
Today William and Kate visited the mountains of northern Pakistan, where the effects of climate change and global warming are profoundly affecting communities in that region. The couple visited Chitral in the Hindu Kush region near the Afghan border, where flash flooding has been a consequence of glaciers melting because of global warming. While there, William and Kate were both given traditional Chitrali hats, which Kate immediately put on, channeling Diana yet again.
During the visit, William – who majored in geography at the University of St. Andrews, where he met Kate – showed off his knowledge of geography, which Kate remarked she was quite impressed with.
They also visited a settlement of the Kalash people, where they dove headfirst into the community’s heritage and traditions. Kate received a new headpiece while there, and again immediately put it on.
Kate, a keen and talented photographer, also brought along her camera and was seen snapping photos all day. Wouldn’t it make such a beautiful coffee table book if the duchess released personal photos from all of her Royal tours?