Kate Middleton has been in the middle of a five-day tour of Pakistan with Prince William, and between the red carpet arrival, school visits, and even a scary electrical storm, it’s clear the trip has meant a lot to her. Over the weekend, the Duchess of Cambridge shared some of her thoughts on the communities in Pakistan she’s visited, and she was so moved by the people she met, she wrote her first caption on the Kensington Royal Instagram account.
The post includes several photos that show Middleton and Prince William meeting with groups of children, as well as playing a game of cricket in Lahore. A long caption alongside the images was attributed to “Catherine,” (a.k.a. Kate Middleton) and included her reflections on the past few days she’d spent getting to see how different families, particularly one at the SOS Village orphanage, come together and care for kids in need.
“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,” she wrote. “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.”
The royal couple’s last day in Pakistan was on October 18, and the trip wrapped up with an unexpected event. After their flight got stuck in a lightning storm that forced their pilot to abort two landings, Prince William and Middleton missed an engagement in Khyber Pass. So instead, they went to the Army Canine Centre and spent some time learning how dogs are trained for certain military tactics. The visit meant that they got to play with a few puppies, which seems like the perfect finale to a busy tour.