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Good sports: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play cricket with Azhar Ali in Lahore

The sporty royals met cricket stars and aspiring players at Pakistan's National Cricket Academy

At Pakistan's National Cricket Academy in Lahore, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have played a game of cricket with professional players and young children.

The duchess, who is known for enjoying sport and getting involved at sporting engagements, laughed and she stepped up to the wicket. The Duke of Cambridge received a roar of applause as he scored six points on his go.

Celebrated figures from Pakistani cricket were there for the game, including Azhar Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Waqar Younis. Ehsan Mani, the Pakistan Cricket Board chief, was also at the event.

LAHORE, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose with players during their visit at the National Cricket Academy during day four of their royal tour of Pakistan on October 17, 2019 in Lahore, Pakistan. The British Council runs the DOSTI program to promote sport as an integral part of child development. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose with players during their visit at the National Cricket Academy, Lahore, Pakistan, on Thursday, October 17. Getty Images

Wearing the same outfits they landed in Lahore wearing in the morning, appropriately for a game of cricket the Duchess of Cambridge was in white, wearing in an embroidered shalwar kameez by Pakistani textile company Gul Ahmed and a shawl by Maheem Khan. She has worn a number of designs by Pakistani designer, Maheen Khan while visiting the country, including the blue kurta she wore on the first full day of the royal tour.

The Duke of Cambridge wore a relaxed blue shirt and chinos, which navy and orange Nike trainers.

Later today, the couple will visit the Badshahi Mosque and Shaukat Khanam Cancer Hospital. At the mosque they will follow in the footsteps of Prince William's father, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who visited Lahore in 2006.

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Updated: October 17, 2019 01:56 PM

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