Prince William and Kate Middleton's Plane Encounters an Electrical Storm in Pakistan
The internet is set abuzz after news of Prince William and Kate Middleton getting caught up in storm mid-air hit the media.
Via Twitter, Simon Perry of the People Magazine shared the startling news on Thursday, October 17. According to him, the couple's jet was caught in a "terrifying" electrical storm as their plane tried to land in Islamabad.
The tweet reads:
"Phew. Landed! But in Lahore. A terrifying electrical storm hit as we tried to land at Islamabad. Lightning seemed to be crashing around the right wing. Despite the best efforts of the pilot of William and Kate's RAF Voyager plane, we couldn't land there."
The incident happened on the fourth day of the couple's widely publicized tour, which the couple spent in Lahore. It is reported that the storm was so terrible that all the efforts of the pilot to land the RAF Voyager at two different airports fell through.
The plane eventually turned back and landed in Lahore, taking a total of about two hours instead of the mere 25 minutes it was scheduled to be.
The news is fast making the rounds with Press Association reporter Emma Louise Bowden also tweeting about the unfortunate incident.
Those big flashes are the RAF Voyager, carrying William, Kate and travelling media, going through lighting - two aborted landings at Islamabad due to the storm and we’re back in Lahore @PA pic.twitter.com/6q45Em3E53— Emma Louise Bowden (@emmabowds) October 17, 2019
After landing, experienced pilot Prince William reportedly had a humorous take on the incident as he reassured the media at the back of the plane.
Netizens are, however, not finding the reports a humorous one considering the tragic ways the incident may have turned out.
Fortunately William has taken it in his stride - he just came back down the plane to see if we were ok and joked that he was flying!— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) October 17, 2019
One netizen, @nathanmorley tweeted:
"Sounds terrifying. Stiff drink required…"
Another such netizen, @stephpetit_ tweeted:
"So glad everyone is safely back on the ground!"
Phew. Landed! But in Lahore. A terrifying electrical storm hit as we tried to land at Islamabad. Lightning seemed to be crashing around the right wing. Despite the best efforts of the pilot of William and Kate’s RAF Voyager plane we couldn’t couldn’t land there.— Simon Perry (@SPerryPeoplemag) October 17, 2019
Middleton, who is a mother of three herself, made a rare sight, alongside her husband, by donning a tiara as they had tea with seven-year-old Wafia Rehmani.
The cute youngster, who also wore a matching toy tiara like the Duchess's, was pictured beaming as she played the host of the toy tea party right on her bed!