Thunder and lightning forces plane carrying William and Kate to turn back

A plane carrying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from Lahore to Islamabad has had to turn back after two aborted landings due to a thunderstorm.

The RAF Voyager was in the air for more than two hours for a 25-minute journey because of thunder and lightning.

After the aircraft was unable to land at the Pakistani Royal Air Force base and a commercial airport, it turned back.

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

William, who asked travelling media if they were okay following heavy turbulence, joked: “I was flying!”

The duke is a former air ambulance pilot.

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