A reunion with Imran Khan
In the most formal part of the day, the Duke of Cambridge was reunited with old family friend Imran Khan as they reminisced over a meeting in which he told Diana, Princess of Wales, he wanted to be Pakistan’s Prime Minister.
The Duke recalled gathering in Richmond-upon-Thames in 1996, also attended by Mr Khan’s ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith, when the former cricketer announced his political ambitions to the then-teenage Prince William and his mother.
The Prince and Prime Minister were reunited over lunch today in Pakistan, joined by the Duchess of Cambridge for an official engagement.
Mr Khan, who was finally elected Pakistani Prime Minister in July 2018, told them: “When I went with my mother to see a Test match my cousin was playing and he scored a century and I told my mother I wanted to be a Test cricketer,” he said.
“ I never realised how difficult it was to eventually become one. Similarly, when I told you that I wanted to succeed I didn’t realise it would take me 22 years.”