Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have praised the survivors of the 2015 Paris attacks as "very strong and very brave".

Prince William and Duchess Catherine

Prince William and Duchess Catherine

The 34-year-old royal and wife paid a visit to Les Invalides - a military hospital which houses Napoleon's tomb - over the weekend, where they met with some of the survivors of the terrorist attacks in November 2015 which saw 129 people killed.

Prince William told the survivors: "We think you are very strong and very brave, you've made amazing progress."

Whilst meeting survivors of the attacks, Prince William and Duchess Catherine, 35, spoke to Jessica Bambal Akan, who was shot seven times during a birthday meal in the capital when the attacks took place.

The 25 year old was with three friends outside La Belle Equipe who all survived, but their friend Victor Munoz, who was inside the venue, was killed.

Jessica told the royals: "At first I didn't want to talk about it because of all of the pain and grief. Now I want to say we are not only victims, we have lives, we have boyfriends, girlfriends, work.

"I want to speak about my friend who died to honour him, I want people to remember who he was. It's been very difficult. I got through this because of my friends, my boyfriend, my family who helped me all the time."

Another survivor who spoke to the royals was a man named only as Kevin, who was shot in the leg during the harrowing attack on the Bataclan theatre where rock band Eagles of Death Metal were playing a show.

He said after meeting with the pair: "It was a very positive experience because I was able to speak about what I went through. It feels very important to tell these stories and be listened to."

Both Jessica and Kevin, as well as many others like them, still receive treatment at Les Invalides hospital.