It’s a rare occasion that you’ll see Kate Middleton wearing a tiara. But during her tour of Pakistan, the Duchess of Cambridge happily donned a glittery tiara for a very special reason.
While Kate and Prince William were visiting the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Pakistan, they sat down to have a tea party with a seven-year-old girl, Wafia Rehmani.
Both Kate and the little girl wore matching toy tiaras for the occasion. Read on to find out more about their cute and heartfelt little visit.
Tea party royal style
On Thursday, the Duchess of Cambridge donned a tiara to have a tea party with a 7-year-old girl at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Pakistan.
According to Daily Express royal reporter Richard Palmer, Wafia is in the hospital with a kidney tumor.
She aspires to be a doctor, and showed Kate and Prince William her toy medical set. Even Prince William joined in the fun, sipping on his imaginary tea.
Walking in Diana’s steps
The hospital is the same one Princess Diana visited in 1996 and 1997. Kate and William later took to their Instagram a statement saying that in 1996 and 1997 Diana, Princess of Wales visited the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, a state-of-the-art cancer facility located in the center of Lahore.
Over twenty years on, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the children’s ward at the hospital today to spend time with patients undergoing treatment, and speak to their families.
They’re there for the kids
Earlier in the week, Kate also honored Princess Diana by wearing a traditional Chitrali hat that was nearly identical to the one Diana wore during her visit to Pakistan in 1991.
Kate and Prince William are currently on the fourth day of their royal tour of Pakistan, during which they’ll take on a series of engagements concerning conservation, national security matters, arts and culture, women’s empowerment, and issues youth in the country face today.