PM Khan reminds Prince William of the prediction he made to him in 1996
Prince William has known PM Imran Khan since childhood when the later was a cricket star.
Everyone was laughing when PM Khan was telling the teenage prince about his political ambitions, that he would become prime minister of his country one day.
Late Diana, Prince William’s mother was a friend of PM Khan and his ex-wife, Jemima Goldsmith.
On Tuesday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Princess Kate started their official tour to Pakistan.
The royals met Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM house. Prince William has known PM Imran Khan since childhood when he was a cricket star.
Prime Minister Khan and his ex-wife were very good friends of the late Diana, Prince William’s mother. Princess of Wales had visited Pakistan several times.
During the meeting, Prince William recollected the memories when his mother took him to see PM Khan then cricket star, in London in 1996. He further said that everyone was laughing when PM Khan was telling the teenage prince about his political ambitions, that he would become prime minister of his country one day.
Imran Khan, who became the prime minister of Pakistan in July 2018, said that getting where I am today was as hard as building his career in cricket.
“When I went with my mother to see a test match my cousin was playing, and he scored a century, I told my mother I wanted to be a test cricketer,” Khan told William and Kate during their meeting.
“I never realized how difficult it was to eventually become one. Similarly, when I told you that I wanted to succeed [as prime minister], I didn’t realize it would take me 22 years.”
William replied, “Sure. It’s not so easy.” While with light humor, Kate added, “You stuck with it.”
PM Khan during the meeting also remembered the places that Diana visited during her visit to Pakistan. It is expected that the royal couple will visit many of these places as well.
During his visit to Pakistan, Prince William is expected to honor the humanitarian work of his mother.