By Rebecca English, royal Correspondent For The Daily Mail In Lahore, Pakistan
Published: 04:00 BST, 17 October 2019 | Updated: 04:14 BST, 17 October 2019
Princess Diana, seen here on her February 1996 visit, said she cherished photos of her with children at the hospital
The Duke of Cambridge will today undertake an emotional visit to the same cancer hospital in Lahore visited by his late mother in the year before her death.
William, accompanied by his wife, Kate, are travelling from the capital Islamabad to the bustling city of Lahore, to the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, a state-of-the-art cancer facility located in the centre of the city.
There, they will visit the children's ward to spend time with patients undergoing treatment at the hospital, and will speak to a number of their families.
The hospital was built by the now Pakistani Prime Minister, former cricketer Imran Khan, in memory of his late mother who died from cancer in 1985.
During his mother's illness, he witnessed the plight of poor cancer patients in his country's hospitals and vowed to build a facility that would be accessible to all, regardless of the status.
The centre opened its doors in 1994 and in February 1996, 18 months before her tragic death, Diana, Princess of Wales visited accompanied by Mr Khan and his former