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Malala Yousafzai meets Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace reception

Malala Yousafzai meets Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham PalaceMalala Yousafzai meets Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace

LONDON: Malala Yousafzai met with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Friday 18th October 2013.

 The 16-year-old Pakistani teenager who was gunshot by the Taliban previous year in her homeland of Swat was accompanied by her father. Malala presented Queen Elizabeth a copy of her freshly published autobiography ‘I Am Malala’ telling her that it was a great admiration for her to be there.

After accepting the gift the Queen replied, “That’s very kind of you.”

During the meeting, Malala Yousafzai discussed the importance of education for every child.

Malala Yousafzai now resides in Birmingham after receiving treatment for her bullet wound. She has received international recognition following the attack, addressing the United Nations and was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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