British royals Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Pakistan for the first royal trip to the country in more than a decade.
The royal couple was accorded a red-carpet reception as they left the plane together, with Kate wearing a bespoke top and trousers by British designer Catherine Walker.
"This is the most complex tour undertaken by The Duke and Duchess to date, given the logistical and security considerations," Kensington Palace said in a statement.
Special security arrangements supervised by the military will be in place for the five-day visit during which they will meet the president and prime minister.
"Whilst The Duke and Duchess's programme will pay respect to the historical relationship between Britain and Pakistan, it will largely focus on showcasing Pakistan as it is today - a dynamic, aspirational and forward-looking nation," the statement said.
The royal couple will also visit programmes aiming to empower people and learn how communities are adapting to climate change.
They will be travelling over 1,000 kilometres, from the capital to the historical city of Lahore, the mountainous countryside in Pakistan's north and the rugged border regions to the west.
We welcome the Royal couple to Pakistan. Land of peace. pic.twitter.com/NX6MPBNylK— Information Ministry (@MoIB_Official) October 14, 2019