Storm Forces William And Kate's Royal Plane To Abandon Islamabad Landing

Cheryl Sanders
October 18, 2019

William and the duchess both took turns hitting some soft balls in a game of cricket at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. At one point, lightning could be seen over the right wing as the plane bumped and rolled side to side over stormy Islamabad.

The journey eventually took more than two hours and the photographer described it as the most turbulent flights he had ever been on in 25 years of regular flying. On Thursday while visiting the Badshahi mosque in Lahore, she paired her teal-and-gold set with a matching dupatta, a long silken scarf, which she then used as a headscarf.

"Those big flashes are the RAF Voyager, carrying William, Kate and traveling media, going through [lightning] - two aborted landings at Islamabad due to the storm and we're back in Lahore", she wrote.

She visited in 1996 and again in the following year.


Kate and William arrived in Islamabad on Monday evening at Pakistan Air Force Base Nur Khan, Rawalpindi, before flying to Chitral on Wednesday and Lahore today. Duchess Kate and Prince William got a very special opportunity to see how she has left her mark on the Chitral area of Pakistan when they visited a Kalash village on October 16.

Kate wore a white shalwar kameez by Gul Ahmed and a shawl by Maheem Khan and tied her hair up in a ponytail for comfort.

According to People, the mother of three's choice in footwear was inspired by her daughter, Princess Charlotte.

The late Princess has also been mentioned on other occasions on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's tour.


The royals continued their tour before joining a discussion with faith leaders to understand how they are promoting interfaith harmony within their communities.

Their itinerary on Thursday begins with a birthday party at SOS Children's Village, a charitable organisation in the heart of the city established in 1977.

Prince William plays a game of cricket wearing Nikes at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan.

The duchess made her first speech of the week at the charitable organisation, which provides a home for some 150 orphaned young boy and girls.


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