London, Mar 22: Prince William had an emotional reunion with his wife Kate after flying back into the UK following his six weeks stint in the Falklands.
The Duchess of Cambridge drove herself to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire to meet her hubby as soon as he touched down at around 4am.
The reunited couple headed for their London home in the grounds of Kensington Palace, afterwards.
William, 29, has been on deployment in the South Atlantic with his RAF Search and Rescue crew.
His routine posting proved controversial in the run up to the 30th anniversary of the Falkland Islands conflict, with the Argentinian Government accusing the UK of using the prince’s presence to inflame tension between the two countries.
The second in line to the throne’s posting is the longest that the couple, who married last April after seven years as a couple, have been apart.
William will now take a brief period of leave with his wife before resuming his duties at RAF Valley on Anglesey, North Wales.
“The Duchess met the prince on arrival Brize Norton. She wouldn’t have missed it for the world,” the Daily Mail quoted a source as saying.
While her husband was away, Kate marked her first Valentine’s Day as a married woman by visiting a children’s hospital. But despite not being able to see William, the Prince was still able to send a bouquet of flowers from 8,000 miles away.
The Duchess admitted that she was missing her husband “terribly” while he was away.
A spokeswoman for Clarence House confirmed that the Duke of Cambridge was back in Britain.
“Prince William arrived back in Britain this morning at the end of his deployment in the Falkland Islands as part of a four-man search and rescue crew.
“He is now going to be on a brief period of leave before resuming his duties at RAF Valley in Anglesey,” she said. (ANI)