Kate Middleton makes her FIRST ever Instagram post as she shares unseen snaps from a visit to an orphanage in Pakistan and praises its ‘nurturing and caring environment’
- Duchess of Cambridge, 37, shared gallery from Pakistan in first Instagram post
- Kate Middleton posted seven images from visit to SOS Village on final day of tour
- In one sweet snap, Prince William, 37, bowls a ball while playing cricket with Kate
- Duchess of Cambridge signed off her first ever post on the platform ‘Catherine’
- In September Prince William and Kate reached 10 million Instagram followers
- Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan, 37, are more hands-on with their social media
Kate Middleton has made her first ever personal Instagram post, sharing unseen photos from the royal tour of Pakistan with an emotional message.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, posted seven images from her visit to the SOS Village orphanage in Lahore, several of which had not been seen before, on the Kensington Royal Instagram account.
One of the images captured a down-to-earth moment for the couple, with Kate wielding a cricket bat while Prince William bowled a ball towards her.
While the post marked Kate’s first ever Instagram post, brother-in-law Prince Harry and her husband Prince William have taken a more hands-on approach, and have previously shared personal posts on their respective social media accounts.
Kate Middleton, 37, shared her first ever Instagram post yesterday, posting a gallery of images from Pakistan including one as she played cricket with Prince William, 37
Kate and Prince William’s social media team often share snaps of royal engagements and promote charity causes on the Kensington Royal Instagram account.
And while Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan Markle, 37, have often shared images and posts on their page, it’s the first time that the Duchess of Cambridge has signed a post off in a similar way.
In the emotional Instagram post Kate opened up about the visit, saying: ‘The community at the SOS Village is built around family – and the best possible family you could imagine – where everyone comes together to nurture, love and protect the children in their care.
‘These vulnerable children, many who have come through traumatic circumstances, are nurtured in this caring environment and are able to form these quality relationships that they so desperately need to thrive.’
She went on to sign off the post, writing: ‘Catherine.’
The first image the Duchess of Cambridge chose to share was of her husband as he bonded with two boys at an orphanage in Pakistan
Kate shared seven images in a gallery from an impromptu visit to SOS Village on Friday, the final day of the royal tour.
The couple decided to return to the orphanage after they were forced to stay overnight in Lahore when their plane bound for Islamabad had to turn back due to bad weather.
Several snaps showed the down-to-earth couple laughing and joking with staff and children at the orphanage.
The royal opened up about her visit to SOS Village in an emotional Instagram caption, which she signed off with her name
Kate and William opted to return to an orphanage at the SOS Children’s Village they had visited the previous day, because they felt they had only ‘touched the surface’.
The charity works to provide quality alternative care for children who can no longer live with their parents and currently homes more than 150 orphans.
In September, Prince William and Kate celebrated reaching 10 million followers on the platform.
The couple regularly use their Instagram page to post images of their children for official engagements, such as their birthdays or first day at school, which have often been taken by the Duchess.
In the gallery of images, the Duchess shared a selection of images as she bonded with children at the orphanage
Kate opened up about the experience of meeting ‘vulnerable children’ who had faced ‘traumatic circumstances’ in her Instagram post
The Duchess of Cambridge put a spotlight on the SOS Village orphanage in Lahore after she and William made an impromptu visit on the final day of their royal tour
Most recently they shared a snap of Princess Charlotte’s first day of school, with the little royal posing alongside Prince George on the steps of Kensington Palace.
Meanwhile Prince Harry and Meghan, who have 9.7 million followers on the platform, also regularly posted images of themselves at engagements.
More recently they have started sharing quotes from inspirational figures in white writing on a navy background featuring their monogram.