BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

British queen meets Pakistan schoolgirl Malala who survived Taliban assassination attempt

Now Reading:

British queen meets Pakistan schoolgirl Malala who survived Taliban assassination attempt

Text size Aa Aa

Queen Elizabeth II has met the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban.

Malala Yousafzai presented the monarch with a copy of her new autobiography at a Buckingham Palace reception in London.

The 16-year-old was shot a year ago in north-west Pakistan after campaigning for girls to be allowed to go school.

She miraculously survived the assassination attempt, which saw a bullet graze her brain.

She told the Queen: “It is a great honour for me to be here, and I wanted to present you with this book.”

Malala was one of the guests at a reception for Commonwealth, youth and education.

She laughed after a comment from the Duke of Edinburgh, who joked that in the UK people wanted children to go to school to get them out of the house.