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Prince William and Kate Middleton play Pictionary with pupils in Pakistan


One year on from their visit to Pakistan, Kate Middleton and Prince William have spoken to two organisations they visited in October 2019 to hear how they have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic – and joined pupils in a game of Pictionary, 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 38. first spoke to teachers from the Islamabad Model College for Girls via video call to hear how the school’s activities have been impacted, before joining pupils in the fun guessing game – which asks players to attempt to identify words from pictures drawn by another.

In the adorable clip, which was shared to Kensington Palace Instagram account, and features Kate donning a traditional shalwar kameez with button detail, a pupil can be heard saying: ‘We want to play a little game with you. So the game is called Pictionary.’ 

Up for the challenge, Prince William replies: ‘We’ll give it a go!’ 

One year on from their visit to Pakistan, Kate Middleton and Prince William (pictured) have spoken to two organisations they visited in October 2019 via video call

One year on from their visit to Pakistan, Kate Middleton and Prince William (pictured) have spoken to two organisations they visited in October 2019 via video call

The royal couple first spoke to teachers from the Islamabad Model College for Girls via video call to hear how the school’s activities have been impacted, before joining pupils in a game of Pictionary (pictured)

The royal couple first spoke to teachers from the Islamabad Model College for Girls via video call to hear how the school’s activities have been impacted, before joining pupils in a game of Pictionary (pictured)

As soon as a pupil starts her first drawing, the Duchess of Cambridge starts guessing. 

‘Is it a wedding?’ she asks, but quickly after the royal is told ‘no,’ Prince William guesses the correct answer – a birthday party.

‘That’s a really hard one!’ Kate added, to which the Duke joked: ‘I’m very glad you guys are drawing and we’re not having to draw.’

In the next round, Prince William admits: ‘I’m getting closer and closer to the camera’ – but his tactic seemed to work as the royal couple quickly identified that the drawing was ‘cricket.’

Following their fun game, Kate went on to ask the pupils whether they appreciate being back in school now – and seeing their friends and teachers.

‘Yes very happy,’ a pupil replied, before asking whether the pair liked drawing.

The Duke and Duchess (pictured) also spoke to staff and children from SOS Children’s Village in Lahore, many of whom they met during their two visits to the village last October

The Duke and Duchess (pictured) also spoke to staff and children from SOS Children’s Village in Lahore, many of whom they met during their two visits to the village last October

Some of the village’s children (pictured) also showed The Duke and Duchess the artwork that they had created about their memories of the visit last year, including drawings and friendship bracelets

Some of the village’s children (pictured) also showed The Duke and Duchess the artwork that they had created about their memories of the visit last year, including drawings and friendship bracelets

‘Yes definitely, we both like a little bit of drawing,’ replied Prince William. ‘Catherine is very good, I am really bad.’ 

Kate added: ‘He doesn’t practice enough.’  

During their visit to the government-run school last year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met pupils from kindergarten to sixth form.

They also heard more about how they are benefitting from the Teach for Pakistan programme which is modelled on the UK’s successful ‘Teach First’ scheme. 

During the call, teaching staff spoke to The Duke and Duchess about how they adapted their operations whilst the school was closed between March and September by providing learning packs to pupils and WhatsApp schooling. 

The Duke and Duchess then spoke to staff and children from SOS Children’s Village in Lahore, many of whom they met during their two visits to the village last October. 

The pupils said that they would like to play a game of Pictionary with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (pictured)

The pupils said that they would like to play a game of Pictionary with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (pictured)

As one of the pupils starting drawing, Kate Middleton and Prince William started guessing (pictured)

As one of the pupils starting drawing, Kate Middleton and Prince William started guessing (pictured)

Prince William and Kate heard how the village has helped to teach the children how to combat the spread of COVID-19 through special sessions led by doctors and medical staff, and the work that has been carried out to support the mental health of their staff and children throughout the pandemic. 

Some of the village’s children also showed The Duke and Duchess the artwork that they had created about their memories of the visit last year, including drawings and friendship bracelets. 

Established in 1977, SOS Children’s Village provides a home and family structure to over 150 young girls and boys, and promotes the development of children into happy, confident and resilient adults. 

The Duke and Duchess visited the village twice during their tour where they took part in a number of activities, including cricket and arts and crafts, and joined a birthday party for one of the children supported by the village. 

During the game, Prince William joked: 'I'm very glad you guys are drawing and we're not having to draw'

During the game, Prince William joked: ‘I’m very glad you guys are drawing and we’re not having to draw’



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