Published: Sun, October 20, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Kate Middleton calls bumpy aborted flight an adventure

Kate Middleton calls bumpy aborted flight an adventure

The only wrinkle in their trip came Thursday evening, when severe weather caused the Royal Air Force Voyager aircraft had to abort two landing attempts in the capital, Islamabad.

William and Kate's visit brought back memories for many Pakistanis who still love the late Lady Diana for her humanitarian work.

Kate and Wills spent time chatting and playing with several youngsters undergoing treatment at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre on Thursday.

Surprised guests were treated to a glimpse of the royal couple on Friday morning as they left the five-star hotel. Diana visited the country on three occasions, making the trip for the final time in 2006 before her tragic passing in 1997.

Upon their arrival at Lahore Airport, Punjab Governor, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and other high dignitaries accorded a warm welcome to them.

Kate Middleton said she and her husband Prince William are "hugely grateful" to the pilot and crew who looked after the royal couple during a flight in a risky electrical storm.

They joined children participating in the British Council's Dosti programme and were introduced to a number of cricketing figures at the ground, including Waqar Younis, former fast bowler for Pakistan.

The Duke and Duchess have travelled to Pakistan at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and it has been their first official visit to the country.

SOS village. Kate Middleton was even more gracious and personally offered cake to birthday children.

Royal correspondent for the Daily Mail, Rebecca English, wrote: "Mid-air drama as the RAF Voyager carrying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had to abandon its landing in Islamabad and return to Lahore due to awful storms".

William added that he and Kate were "fine".

She also owns these flats in nude - in fact she wore them on Tuesday to visit the Margalla Hills National Park.

Britain's Prince William, centre, and his wife Kate sit with members of Kalash community and watch traditional dance during their visit to Bumburate Valley, in Pakistan.

On the last day, prior to their departure, Kate and William oversaw the training of dogs at an army canine facility in Rawalpindi.

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