ISLAMABAD: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton on Friday left for the United Kingdom after completing a 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. Before departing, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge 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, according to Rebecca English, a royal correspondent.
He was quoted as saying: “The whole week we have been hearing about security in Pakistan and it’s really brought home to Catherine and I the importance of the relationship between the UK and Pakistan.
“The Duke noted that the people of Pakistan have lost many lives in the effort to secure the country.