March 6, 1993: Princess Diana receives flowers from a young girl on BEHALF OF KUMARI, the Life Goddess, as she leaves Kathmandu airport at the end of her visit accompanied by Crown Prince Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
KATMANDU, NEPAL KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) _ Princess Diana left for home today after bringing a small dose of comfort to victims of disease and poverty during a four-day tour of this Himalayan kingdom.
The Princess of Wales was seen off at the airport by Crown Prince Dipendra and Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala.
”I thoroughly enjoyed the trip,” Diana told Ram Hari Joshi, Nepal’s minister-in-waiting, before boarding her flight.
The high point of Diana’s itinerary was a visit to a leprosy hospital where she held the hands of some patients, the first time they had ever been touched by a visiting dignitary.
The 110-bed Anandaban hospital, on the southern edge of Katmandu valley, is run by Leprosy Mission International, a London-based relief agency.
Diana, who arrived on Tuesday, was accompanied by British Minister for Overseas Development Lynda Chalker.