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Prince William & Kate Play Cricket With Pakistani Cricket Team

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate kicked off a five-day tour of Pakistan on October 15, amid much fanfare and tight security. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with the country's President Arif Alvi, as well as the Prime Minister Imran Khan. Authorities deployed more than 1,000 police and paramilitary forces to ensure the royal entourage's protection, setting up checkpoints and roadblocks in parts of the capital, Islamabad. Alvi and his wife welcomed the royal couple, releasing a statement saying the president 'commended' them for raising 'awareness about mental health, climate change, and poverty alleviation.' Prince William thanked the president for his warm welcome and hospitality extended to him and his entourage, the statement added.

World | Associated Press | October 18, 2019, 9:48 am
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 Britain's Prince William plays cricket as captain of the Pakistani women's cricket team Sana Mir looks on, during his visit at the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are touring Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, where they will visit a cancer hospital previously visited by William's mother, the late Princess Diana. (Image: AP/PTI)

Britain's Prince William plays cricket as captain of the Pakistani women's cricket team Sana Mir looks on, during his visit at the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are touring Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, where they will visit a cancer hospital previously visited by William's mother, the late Princess Diana. (Image: AP/PTI)

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 Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge bats as Pakistani cricketer Shaheen Afridi looks on during her visit to the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP/PTI)

Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge bats as Pakistani cricketer Shaheen Afridi looks on during her visit to the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP/PTI)

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 Britain's Prince William plays cricket as Pakistani bowler Shaheen Afridi and captain of Pakistani women cricket team Sana Mir look on, during his visit at the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William plays cricket as Pakistani bowler Shaheen Afridi and captain of Pakistani women cricket team Sana Mir look on, during his visit at the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, bats as Pakistani cricketer Shaheen Afridi looks on during her visit to the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, bats as Pakistani cricketer Shaheen Afridi looks on during her visit to the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge pose with Pakistani students during their visit at the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge pose with Pakistani students during their visit at the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William plays cricket during his visit to the Pakistan Cricket Academy, in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William plays cricket during his visit to the Pakistan Cricket Academy, in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge meets Pakistani students during her visit at the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge meets Pakistani students during her visit at the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge plays cricket as Pakistani bowler Shaheen Afridi looks on, during her visit at the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge plays cricket as Pakistani bowler Shaheen Afridi looks on, during her visit at the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge pose with Pakistani students during their visit at the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge pose with Pakistani students during their visit at the Pakistan Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Members of Kalash community greet Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate to presents and traditional caps during their visit to Bumburate Valley, an area of Pakistan's northern Chitral district. (Image: AP)

Members of Kalash community greet Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate to presents and traditional caps during their visit to Bumburate Valley, an area of Pakistan's northern Chitral district. (Image: AP)

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 Members of Kalash community greet Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate with traditional caps during their visit to Bumburate Valley, an area of Pakistan's northern Chitral district. (Image: AP)

Members of Kalash community greet Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate with traditional caps during their visit to Bumburate Valley, an area of Pakistan's northern Chitral district. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate chat with women of Kalash community during their visit to Bumburate Valley, an area of Pakistan's northern Chitral district. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate chat with women of Kalash community during their visit to Bumburate Valley, an area of Pakistan's northern Chitral district. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife interact with the members of Kalash community during their visit to Bumburate Valley, an area of Pakistan's northern Chitral district. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife interact with the members of Kalash community during their visit to Bumburate Valley, an area of Pakistan's northern Chitral district. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William 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. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William 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. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate watching traditional dance during their visit to Bumburate Valley, an area of Pakistan's northern Chitral district. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate watching traditional dance during their visit to Bumburate Valley, an area of Pakistan's northern Chitral district. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrive in a traditionally painted auto-rickshaw to attend a reception in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrive in a traditionally painted auto-rickshaw to attend a reception in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrive to attend a reception in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrive to attend a reception in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Prince William and his wife Kate, meet with Pakistan's President Arif Alvi and his wife Samina Alvi in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Prince William and his wife Kate, meet with Pakistan's President Arif Alvi and his wife Samina Alvi in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, donned a traditional kurta as she and Prince William met children at an Islamabad school during the first day of their Pakistan visit. (Image: AP)

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, donned a traditional kurta as she and Prince William met children at an Islamabad school during the first day of their Pakistan visit. (Image: AP)

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 Kate dazzled crowds as she stepped out in the traditional blue kurta and scarf by local designer Maheen Khan, while William opted for a casual shirt and trousers to stay cool in the Pakistan heat. (Image: AP)

Kate dazzled crowds as she stepped out in the traditional blue kurta and scarf by local designer Maheen Khan, while William opted for a casual shirt and trousers to stay cool in the Pakistan heat. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate speaks to a police officer as they arrive at a school in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate speaks to a police officer as they arrive at a school in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Princess Kate wears a traditional Pakistani dress called a Kurta as she speaks to Prince William during a visit to a school outside of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Princess Kate wears a traditional Pakistani dress called a Kurta as she speaks to Prince William during a visit to a school outside of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Princess Kate speaks to a teacher students during her visit to a school in the suburbs of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Princess Kate speaks to a teacher students during her visit to a school in the suburbs of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate during their visit to a school in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate during their visit to a school in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate speaks to teachers during their visit to a school in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate speaks to teachers during their visit to a school in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate speaks to teachers during their visit to a school in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate speaks to teachers during their visit to a school in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate during their visit to a school in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate during their visit to a school in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate interact with students during their visit to a school outside Islamabad, Pakistan. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are strong advocates of girls' education were greeted by teachers and children. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate interact with students during their visit to a school outside Islamabad, Pakistan. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are strong advocates of girls' education were greeted by teachers and children. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Princess Kate chats with students during her visit to a school ouside of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Princess Kate chats with students during her visit to a school ouside of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate speaks to students during their visit to Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate speaks to students during their visit to Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrive at Nur Khan base in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrive at Nur Khan base in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi escorts Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate as they arrive at the Nur Khan base in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi escorts Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate as they arrive at the Nur Khan base in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate receive bouquet from Pakistani children upon their arrival to Nur Khan Air Base, in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate receive bouquet from Pakistani children upon their arrival to Nur Khan Air Base, in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrive at the Nur Khan base in Islamabad, Pakistan. They are on a five-day visit, which authorities say will help further improve relations between the two countries. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrive at the Nur Khan base in Islamabad, Pakistan. They are on a five-day visit, which authorities say will help further improve relations between the two countries. (Image: AP)

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 Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi escorts Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate as they arrive at the Nur Khan base in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi escorts Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate as they arrive at the Nur Khan base in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at Nur Khan base in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at Nur Khan base in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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