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In Pictures: Kate at the crease as royals join children for cricket in Lahore

Cricket was one of the activities sampled by Kate while William looked tempted by some of the cakes on offer.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to SOS Children’s Village, Lahore (Peter Nicholls/PA)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to SOS Children’s Village, Lahore (Peter Nicholls/PA)


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are continuing their tour of Pakistan with child-centred events looking at the country’s future with another nod to the past by following in the footsteps of the duke’s late mother, Diana.

A visit to the SOS Children’s Village in Lahore was an opportunity for William and Kate to meet some of the country’s younger citizens and, with their own children back home in the UK, the royal couple joined in the activities with enthusiasm.

At another youth-related event Kate tried her hand at cricket with a brief stint at the crease.

The royal couple also visited the Badshahi Mosque.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to Badshahi Mosque (Owen Humphreys/PA)
The visit to the Lahore landmark came on the fourth day of the royal visit to Pakistan (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Diana, Princess of Wales visited the same mosque in 1991 (Martin Keene/PA)
The royals removed their shoes inside (Owen Humphreys/PA)
William and Kate met some of Pakistan’s younger citizens (Peter Nicholls/PA)
William was tempted by the cake on offer at the children’s village (Peter Nicholls/PA)
With George, Charlotte and Louis back home, William enjoyed spending time with his young hosts (Peter Nicholl/PA)
Kate introduced herself to some of the children (Peter Nicholls/PA)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to see the British Council’s Dosti cricket programme (Owen Humprheys/PA)
Cricket is a passion in Pakistan and the royals met Children at the British Council’s Dosti cricket programme, a sports for peace initiative (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Soon it was Kate’s turn at the crease (Owen Humphreys/PA)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the airport in Lahore (Peter Nicholls/PA)
The welcoming party at the airport (Peter Nicholls/PA)



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