Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton on Friday left for the United Kingdom after completing their eventful five-day visit of Pakistan, the first royal trip to the country in more than a decade.
They were seen off at the Nur Khan Airbase by British High Commissioner Thomas Drew and other officials. On the last day of the tour, the duke and duchess visited an army canine school in Islamabad as their last engagement of the tour. A planned trip to the Pakistan military post was called off after the flight drama.
Before leaving, the royal couple visited the Army Canine Centre in Islamabad, where Britain provides support to a programme that trains dogs to identify explosive devices.
At the facility, Prince William while speaking to journalists highlighted the importance of his country’s security ties with Pakistan. The UK has provided training and advice to the Pakistan Armed Forces for over 10 years, and is currently supporting the Pakistan Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) programme, which in part breeds and trains dogs to identify explosive devices.
Earlier in the day, a plane carrying
Royal couple ended up staying the night at a hotel in Lahore before finally flying back to Islamabad on Friday morning.