In this photo released by Press Information Department, Britain's Prince William, center, and his wife Kate sit with members of Kalash community and watching traditional dance during their visit to Bumburate Valley, an area of Pakistan's northern Chitral district, Wednesday Oct. 16, 2019. (Press Information Department via AP)

UK's Prince William, Kate see Pakistani cultural hub Lahore

October 17, 2019 - 8:23 am

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate toured Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, where they are set to visit a cancer hospital previously visited by William's mother, the late Princess Diana.

The hospital was started by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, whose first wife Jemima Goldsmith was a friend of the late princess.

The royal couple also played cricket with children and members of Pakistan's cricket team at the National Cricket Academy.

Their day began with a birthday party at a charitable organization, SOS Children's Village, and they were also set to visit the historic Badshahi mosque.

Since arriving, the royal couple have been advocates for girls' education, visiting a girl's school in Islamabad. They addressed climate change while in Pakistan's northern region, where glaciers are melting at an alarming rate.

They return home Friday.

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