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Malala bursts into giggles at Duke's joke

Malala met the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace during a reception for people who work in education.

The Queen described the campaigning work of the Pakistani teenager, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, as "wonderful".

She listened intently and nodded as Malala spoke of her aim for every child to have an education, and added: "It's wonderful, isn't it?"

The Duke of Edinburgh makes Malala giggle with a joke. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Malala had a fit of giggles as the Duke then told her: "There's a thing about children going to school - they go to school because the parents don't want them in the house."

The Queen talks to Malala at the Buckingham Palace reception on Friday. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Malala and her father Ziauddin spoke to the Queen about her past visits to Pakistan. . Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The teenager gave the Queen a copy of her book, I Am Malala, which the monarch accepted, adding: "That's very kind of you. Thank you very much indeed."

After meeting the Queen, Malala said that she would not ordinarily miss a day of lessons - but made an exception on this occasion.

Malala presents the Queen with a copy of her book. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Princess Beatrice was also at the reception at Buckingham Palace. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Malala said the Queen was very nice and spoke to her in a "very friendly kind of way". Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire