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

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.

Royal visit to Pakistan – Day Four
William and Kate met some of Pakistan’s younger citizens (Peter Nicholls/PA)
Royal visit to Pakistan – Day Four
William was tempted by the cake on offer at the children’s village (Peter Nicholls/PA)
Royal visit to Pakistan – Day Four
With George, Charlotte and Louis back home, William enjoyed spending time with his young hosts (Peter Nicholl/PA)
Royal visit to Pakistan – Day Four
Kate introduced herself to some of the children (Peter Nicholls/PA)
Royal visit to Pakistan – Day Four
Kate makes a speech (Peter Nicholls/PA)
Royal visit to Pakistan – Day Four
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to see the British Council’s Dosti cricket programme (Owen Humprheys/PA)
Royal visit to Pakistan – Day Four
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)
Royal visit to Pakistan – Day Four
Soon it was Kate’s turn at the crease (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Royal visit to Pakistan – Day Four
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the airport in Lahore (Peter Nicholls/PA)
Royal visit to Pakistan – Day Four
The welcoming party at the airport (Peter Nicholls/PA)
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