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In Pictures: William and Kate see climate change in progress during glacier trip

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge donned outfits that rekindled memories of a 1991 visit to Pakistan by William’s mother, Diana.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to a settlement of the Kalash people in Chitral, Pakistan (Samir Hussein/AP)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to a settlement of the Kalash people in Chitral, Pakistan (Samir Hussein/AP)

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have drawn attention to climate change as they continue their tour of Pakistan, visiting a glacier that is melting.

The Chiatibo glacier presented an opportunity for William to catch up on his geography lessons which is studied during his degree at St Andrews, something that amused Kate with both donning traditional garments as they arrived in the region.

It also marked another moment for William to follow in the footsteps of his mother after Diana visited the same region in 1991.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (centre) take a seat with the Kalash people (Samir Hussein/PA)
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William and Kate speak with flood victims during a visit to Bumburet village (Neil Hall/PA)
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Kate and William were given hats for the visit (Samir Hussein/PA)
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge speak with glacial expert Dr Furrukh Bashir (Neil Hall/PA)
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The Duchess of Cambridge is assisted with a traditional hat and cloak during a visit to a village in the Chitral Valley (Sam Hussein/PA)
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William is helped with his cloak (Sam Hussein/PA)
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Fully kitted out, the couple make their way to a village in the Chitral Valley (Sam Hussein/AP)
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The visit was intended to draw attention to climate change issues (Sam Hussein/PA)
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Kate’s outfit brought back memories of a previous royal visit (Sam Hussein/PA)
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William’s mother Diana had worn similar headgear during a visit in 1991 (Martin Keene/PA)
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Kate and Diana, who is pictured in 1991, in similar hats during visits to Chitral (Sam Husssein/Martin Keene/PA)
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The Chiatibo glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range gave the couple food for thought (Neil Hall/PA)
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Chiatibo glacier (Neil Hall/PA)
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The couple viewed the Chiatibo glacier (Neil Hall/PA)

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