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Prince William back in UK after Falkland Islands tour

Prince William was in the Falkland Islands for a six-week deployment as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot.

March 21, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Prince William returned to Britain on Wednesday. He had been stationed on the Falkland Islands since February.

Flight Lt. Wales, as he's known in the Royal Air Force, was one of several pilots on call for search-and-rescue missions.

William's visit angered Argentina, which claims the islands 290 miles off its coast. His deployment added to growing tension in the run-up to next month's 30th anniversary of Argentina's attempt to regain the islands.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.