Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan says he was “shocked” and “amazed” by the impact Princess Diana’s death had on people today in his nation.

He was speaking just after meeting her son Prince William and Kate through their royal tour final week.

Mr Khan revealed how Pakistanis reacted with sorrow just after the princess died in a auto crash in 1997 although getting pursued by paparazzi.

Imran Khan and his then wife Jemima Khan attended Diana's funeral in September 1997
Mr Khan and his then wife Jemima Khan attended Diana’s funeral in September 1997

He told CNN: “I was touring my constituency when I heard of the accident, and I can inform you that the effect it had on the people today shocked me.

“I imply, these had been rural peasants. I would not have even believed they would have heard of Princess Di.

“But when they heard of accident and her death… I was amazed at how Princess Diana had penetrated, even in these rural constituencies.”

The prime minister also spoke to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge about his path to becoming Pakistan’s major politician, getting 1st met the prince in the 1990s, not lengthy just after he began his celebration.

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Prince William and Kate with Imran Khan in Pakistan
Prince William and Kate with Imran Khan in Islamabad, Pakistan

The former international cricketer stated: “It really is 23 years due to the fact I began my political movement and I assumed that it would be incredibly quick, here’s my celebration and I would go out and people today would vote for me.

“Tiny did I realise what I would go by way of to get right here.”

Mr Khan met the royal couple on their 5-day tour, through which they enjoyed a wide variety of places, cultures and occasions.

On the tour, a young girl at a government-run college stated she was a “significant fan” of the late princess.

William and Kate also went to the Hindu Kush mountain variety exactly where they discovered about climate adjust and glacial melting.

Prince William presented with handmade bracelet by little girl in Lahore, Pakistan
Prince William was presented with a handmade bracelet by a small girl in Lahore, Pakistan

On Friday, they produced an unexpected return check out to an orphanage, exactly where a young girl presented the duke with a handmade bracelet.

William and Kate visited the SOS Children’s Village for the second time in two days just after their RAF plane, which was heading to the capital Islamabad, encountered negative climate and returned to Lahore.

The couple also painted with youngsters from the orphanage, which homes additional than 150 orphans.