Prince William, Kate Middleton reunite with Pakistani students in video chat
The couple spoke with the girls and their teachers one year after their historic visit to the country.
During the reunion with Islamabad Model College for Girls, Kate praised the teachers for "doing an amazing job" during the coronavirus pandemic. "You are a real lifeline for families out there," she added.
One year on from #RoyalVisitPakistan 🇵🇰🇬🇧 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge caught up with teachers at Islamabad Model College for Girls to hear how the school’s activities have been impacted, before joining pupils in a game of Pictionary 🎨 pic.twitter.com/iQaAFTRKAq— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) October 16, 2020
The couple, both 38, were then tasked with answering questions in a game of Pictionary.
After first thinking a diagram was a wedding, Kate who wore a traditional Pakistani-styled jacket for the occasion eventually guessed the first question correctly when she said a birthday.
As William squinted at the screen to see the drawings, he complimented the girls on their skills, with one of them asking if they enjoyed drawing.
"Yes, definitely, we both like a little bit of drawing," William said. "Catherine is very good, I'm really bad."
Kate then touched her husband's arm and added, "You don't practise enough!"
William then guessed the correct answer to a description of a game of cricket that harkened back to one of the couple's memorable moments in the week-long visit when they played the national game with some young people.
During their visit to the government-run school in Islamabad last year, William and Kate met pupils from kindergarten level to the sixth grade, and heard more about how they are benefitting from the Teach for Pakistan program, which is modeled after the UK’s successful ‘Teach First’ scheme.
They also spoke with a special group at SOS Children’s Village in Lahore.
During the call, the royal couple was told how the village has helped to teach the children how to combat the spread of COVID-19 through sessions led by doctors and medical staff. They also spoke about the support given for the mental health of the staff and children throughout the pandemic.
Some of the village’s children also showed off some of the artwork, including drawings and friendship bracelets that they had created about their memories of the visit last year.