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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are halfway through their eight-day Caribbean tour to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Kate, 40, and William, 39, spent the day in Belize on Monday while undergoing a crash course in survival. The couple learned to make their own shelter and draw water from vines in the Central American nation’s jungle. The Cambridges visited the Mayan archaeological site of Caracol and also attended an evening reception in Belize, and were later hosted by the Governor General of Belize at the Mayan ruins of Cahal Pech.

The couple had landed in the country on Saturday after an 11-hour flight aboard the RAF Voyager aircraft.

The plane, which can carry 291 people, is used to transport members of the royal family and government ministers.

The Cambridges have previously flown on Voyager, as part of their five-day royal tour of Pakistan in 2019.

However, the couple’s flight on the plane was plagued by trouble after being caught in ‘strong thunderstorms’.

The Cambridges were forced to spend an impromptu night in Lahore after the plane was unable to land at two airports due to bad weather.

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In violent scenes recorded from inside the plane, the plane can be seen shaking as passengers grip the chairs in front of them.

An RAF crew member in the rear of the plane vomited during the flight and others on the plane are said to have panicked.

Daily Express royal correspondent Richard Palmer wrote at the time: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are back in Lahore.

“We left for Islamabad, drove around the capital for an hour, but couldn’t land in heavy thunderstorms.”

Rebecca English, the royal correspondent for the Daily Mail, also recalled the “drama” of the Cambridge plane trip.

“After many jolts in the air, the RAF Voyager used for Royal Visit Pakistan has turned around and has just landed in Lahore (where we started).”

He added: “Prince William (a pilot) just joked that he was fine. Although the rest of the plane and the royal press looked a little shaken.

After the plane landed, the Cambridges checked into the four-star Pearl Continental Hotel in Lahore.

During their current Caribbean tour on RAF Voyager, the couple were greeted by Belize Governor General Froya Tzalam when they landed in the country.

They announced their arrival with a photo of them disembarking from the plane at the bottom of the stairs.

Shared on Instagram, the message accompanying the official snap read: “Arrived in Belize, the first leg of our Caribbean tour!”