LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — It appears the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived a Taliban assassination attempt can add Queen Elizabeth II to her list of admirers.

Buckingham Palace officials said Sunday that Malala Yousafzai has been invited to an Oct. 18 reception that will be hosted by the queen and her husband, Prince Philip.

Other guests will include academics and teachers.

Malala also chronicles the Taliban attack and its aftermath in an excerpt from her book published in The Sunday Times.

She describes her panic waking up a week after the shooting in a British hospital with no idea where she was. The 16-year-old has made a remarkable recovery from serious head wounds suffered from the Oct. 9, 2012, attack by a Taliban gunman.

The book "I Am Malala" will be published Tuesday.

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  • Malala Yousafzai signs United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's guest books as Ban Ki-moon, center, and youth delegates look on, Friday, July 12, 2013 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, listens as Malala Yousafzai, right, addresses the ‘Malala Day’ Youth Assembly, Friday, July 12, 2013 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • Malala Yousafzai poses for photographers before a meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and youth delegates, Friday, July 12, 2013 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, applauds as the members of the ‘Malala Day’ Youth Assembly wish Malala Yousafzai, center, a happy birthday, Friday, July 12, 2013 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • Malala Yousafzai's holds a copy of the United Nations charter presented to her by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Friday, July 12, 2013 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • Former Birtish Prime Minister Gordon Brown, left, introduces Malala Yousafzai, third from left, background, during the ‘Malala Day’ Youth Assembly, Friday, July 12, 2013 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • In this photo provided by the United Nations Foundation, Malala Yousafzai celebrates her 16th birthday by addressing hundreds of young leaders who support the United Nation’s Secretary General's Global Education First Initiative, during 'Malala Day' at United Nations Headquarters, Friday, July 12, 2013. (AP Photos/United Nations Foundation, Stuart Ramson)

  • United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, holds Malala Yousafzai's hand while posing for photographers, Friday, July 12, 2013 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)