The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge laughed and cheered each other on as they showed off their cricket skills on the fourth day of their Royal Tour of Pakistan .

The couple took to the pitch at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore to have a go at batting, with William hitting an impressive six to the delight of crowds and his proud wife.

During their visit they were also presented with bats for Prince George , Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis , but their hosts joked "You might apologise to Prince Louis, his bat is bigger than he is".

Kate, who is wearing a white shalwar kameez – a traditional long tunic and trousers, took to the crease first.

She tied her hair up and changed out of her cream heels into white trainer pumps before picking up the bat, giggling away as she was caught out twice in six balls.

Kate is a keen sportswomen, but she's more at home on the hockey field or rowing than on a cricket pitch.

Wills was up next, looking smart in a light blue shirt and dark trousers, and he had more luck than Kate.

After a few pretty average goes he managed to hit a six, the highest automatic score you can get when you hit it pass the boundary before it hits the floor.


His success is met by huge cheers by the crowd including Kate, who spins around to see how far it went before turning back to her husband and giving him a round of applause. 

After both taking a turn at the wicket, the couple high-fived the young boys and girls they were playing with on the pitch.

They joined children participating in the British Council's Dosti programme, which promotes sport as a part of child development.


William and Kate were introduced to a number of cricketing figures at the ground, including Waqar Younis, former fast bowler for Pakistan.

Despite his cricketing abilities, the duke admitted he had not played since school.

The duchess added that she was a cricket fan, but particularly liked tennis and swimming.

Earlier in the day the couple made a trip to the SOS Children's Village, where they attended a birthday party.


Later they will be taken on a tour of the Badshahi Mosque, the most historic Islamic site in Lahore, set in the heart of the Walled City.

The duke will be following in the footsteps of both of his parents with the visit.

His mother Diana, Princess of Wales visited the site in 1991, and it was also included in the 2006 royal tour of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

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