been evacuated. And next to london and malala yousafzai, the girl shot by the taliban for speaking out on behalf of the millions of girls who wanted education. Her story has inspired people of all... See More
been evacuated. And next to london and malala yousafzai, the girl shot by the taliban for speaking out on behalf of the millions of girls who wanted education. Her story has inspired people of all ages from around the grown. Including the queen. And today the queen invited the young standard bearer to buckingham palace. Here's lindsay davis. Reporter: For the teenage girl known internationally as a crusader for education, it was as good an excuse as any to miss a day of school. It is an honor for me. Reporter: Today the girl known simply as malala met with the queen of england. I hope that, we would all want to get a formal education, every time. It's wonderful isn't it. Reporter: Last october she came within inches of death when a bullet grazed her brain. Since then she's emerged as a symbol of courage. On the day when I was shot, all of my friends faces were covered except mine. Was that weiss? It was brave, but was it wise? I was not worried about myself. I wanted to live my life, as i want. Reporter: Life for her today included giggling at a joke by prince phillip. There's a thing about children going to school, they go to school because the parents don't want them in the house. Reporter: A girl who can still laugh, while teaching the world a lesson. Lindsay davis, abc news, new york.
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