As beautiful as the photos are, I cannot understand the need for so many of them in various poses with the same backdrop. The video clip is also more of the same. The cynic in me wonders what the point is. Not a comparison but a reflection: Wills' and Kat's Pakistan tour photos told a story about a beautiful slice of Pakistan. What is this narrative supposed to be of? "Love in the Time of Desert?" The series of photos and especially the video clips are too "try hard".
Maybe I'm too much an old-timer, but I always thought that highlighting their own country is the royals' job whereas sightseeing in a foreign country is frivolous.
What is the interest to UK by highlighting "a beautiful slice of Pakistan"? Felipe and Letizia was celebrating the 50th anniversary of a national park and an important natural reserve that's under threat of climate change in their own country. That's what royals do...at least in the old time. Same with the idea of highlighting their own country's designers on official visits aboard instead of wearing designers from the visiting country. Kate really turned the idea of royal duties upside down.
P. S. Haven't been here for a while. Not sure why Kate appears in this folder. Is Kate no longer off-limit in other folders?
If what royals do when they travel through foreign countries is sightseeing rather than practising diplomacy at their government's behest, they should all stay at home. That would certainly help the environment.
The example of Kate and Wills could have been replaced by any royal couple on a recent trip in or out of the country. I could have used Victoria's visits as examples. That might have been less contentious. This is not about Kate. Not going there.
I was perplexed by the first set of photos posted. Lula
, thank you for the 1996 photos - they piqued my interest in finding out more about the Doņana National Park. Isn't that what royal visits should do? Raise awareness? Pique interest? Return heritage to national/international awareness?