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RAF Aircraft Carrying Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Turns Back In Thunderstorm

The Voyager had to abort two landings in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The RAF Voyager being used by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their tour of Pakistan (Picture: PA images). 

The RAF aircraft carrying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Pakistan has had to abort landing in Islamabad twice due to a "pretty serious storm."

The Voyager had to return to Lahore on the fourth day of William and Kate's tour.

The passenger plane was hit with heavy turbulence during a lightning storm, according to eyewitnesses on board.

The journey, which only usually takes 25 minutes, lasted more than two hours because of the bad conditions.

One passenger said it was a "pretty serious storm", describing the flight as a "rollercoaster".

"It was pretty hairy at times," another said.

The Duke and Duchess spent the day in Lahore, visiting the Badshahi Mosque and the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.

It brought back memories of William's mother Diana, Princess of Wales, as they were two locations she visited in the country.

William and Kate played with young patients at the cancer facility and were shown around by Dr Aasim Yusuf, who welcomed Diana in 1996.