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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

William and Kate’s Asia Pacific tour dates

Here are the details of William and Kate's tour of Asia and the Pacific tour dates as part of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.  

Tour Dates of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: 

Sept. 11
Singapore: Mid Afternoon arrival in Singapore, followed by a visit to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, where an orchid will be named in their honor.

Wills and Kate look at the orchid that will bear their name 
during the orchid naming ceremony at Singapore Botanic
 Gardens on Sept. 11, 2012  Photo Credit: Komonews

In the evening William and Kate will attend a State dinner hosted by the President of Singapore

Wills and Kate attending a state dinner hosted by Singapore 
President. Kate is seen in purple and cream dress by
Singaporean designer Prabal Gurung. 
Photo Credit:
Sept. 12 Singapore: Beginning with a visit to the gardens by the Bay, William and Kate will climb the area's artificial mountain. From there, they will plant a tree at the Colonial Garden. ( Check some pictures of their visit)

Wills and Kate seen at the 'rain mountain' dome walk at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Photo (R) by: Samir Hussein/ WireImage. The Duchess of Cambridge is seen looking cool in the Alexander McQueen Broderie Anglaise suit. Photo (L) Getty Images.

Next, they'll tour the Rolls Royce aircraft engine factory in Seletar, where they'll unveil the first operational engine produced there.

Duchess flexes her biceps after pushing in the last blade of
a Rolls-Royce wide chord fan blade during her tour of the
Rolls-Royce Seletar Campus in Singapore. Photo Credit:
Bryan Van der Beek
The day will also consist of a visit to the Rainbow Center school for children with special needs, ending with a reception at Eden Hall, the British High Commissioner's residence. 

The Duchess chats with students and teachers during an art 
therapy session at the Rainbow Centre for children  with
special needs, at the centre's Margaret Drive school  in 
Singapore. Photo Credit: Reuters

After the morning’s activities the Duke and Duchess will also be visiting Queenstown, the first government housing estate built in Singapore, which is named after Her Majesty.

Duke and Duchess visiting Queenstown,
first govt. housing estate built in Singapore
Photo: Rebecca English/Daily Mail Twitter

The day (Sept. 13) will begin by laying of a wreath at the Commonwealth graves of war heroes at the Kranji War Memorial after which Will and Kate will be flying off to Malaysia.

Wills and Kate at the Kranji War Memorial 
in Singapore. Photo Credit: Rex Features

Prince William and Kate arrive at a
British Gala reception at the Eden
Hall in Singapore. Photo: AP  

Wills & Kate raise a toast of  water in honor of Queen Elisabeth
whose Diamond Jubilee was celebrated at a British Gala 
reception at the Eden Hall in Singapore 
Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Sept. 13 Malaysia

• On reaching Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Wills and Kate to attend a luncheon hosted by the Prime Minister in his official residence. Next is a visit to Hospis Malaysia. There Wills and Kate will unveil a plaque and meet with children and adults living in the center. Dinner will be hosted by His Majesty, The Agong, at his official residence. 

The Hospis Malaysia which will be visited by the Duke and 
Duchess of Cambridge Photo Credit:

Will and Kate attending a lavish dinner hosted by the 
head of state of Malaysia. The venue is the majestic 
Istana Negara Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 
Photo Credit: Splash News

 Sept. 14 Malaysia

• William and Kate's adventures will begin with a cultural event featuring music at Kuala Lumpur Park, followed by a lunch as the guests of honor, hosted by the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce. 

Wills and Kate heading to the KLCC Park.  
Photo: Carly Watson/ITV Twitter Feed

Next, they'll attend a Diamond Jubilee tea party hosted by the British High Commissioner and his wife at their residence. 

Duchess Kate smiling as she drinks a cup of
 tea at the tea party hosted by British High
Commission in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: PA

Royal pair heading down the red carpet
towards a waiting Boeing 737-800 jet at
Kuala Lumpur airport. Photo: Ian Jones

The day will conclude with a travel to Kota Kinabalu, in Sabah, Malaysia, for a reception in their honor.

The tourist destination of Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of
 Sabah, Malaysia  Photo Credit:
Sept. 15 Malaysia

• A helicopter ride to Danum Valley will start the day, with William and Kate having a chance to meet royal society scientists and volunteers. They'll also get to spend some alone time together at a nearby lodge, for a private lunch.

The scenic Danum valley in Sabah, Malaysia where Will &
 Kate will be staying. Photo:
Sept. 16 Solomon Islands

• For their next destination, William and Kate will travel to Honiara, in the Solomon Islands. There they will head to the Church of Melanesia cathedral in an open-topped vehicle and take in a service dedicated to the Queen. At night, the royal couple will attend an island feast, hosted by the Governor-General at his official residence. 

Side view of Honiara, Solomon Islands with 
sea as backdrop. Photo:  ©IR Stehbens
Sept. 17 Solomon Islands

• This is the first time the couple will spend any significant time apart. The Duke will award six Duke of Edinburgh gold awards to Solomon Islanders and one from Vanuatu. Meanwhile, the Duchess will attend a reception for Solomon Islands women's groups. The pair will reunite to travel to a memorial in Honiara, then attend a lunch reception hosted by the Prime Minister in aid of Solomon Islands charities. Next, the duo flies to Marau, where they'll take a boat to the island of Marapa to visit a village before traveling to Tavanipupu. In Tavanipupu, the lovebirds will get to spend a private night together at a beautiful resort hotel. 

Will and Kate's South Pacific Island getaway at Tavanipupu 
resort hotel.
Sept. 18 Solomon Islands and Tuvalu

• Traveling back to Honiara and then to Tuvalu, the royal pair will be taken straight to a welcoming ceremony, where the Duke will give a speech on behalf of the Queen to her people in Tuvalu. They will then travel around Funafuti Island, where they will visit schools and peek at a coconut tree planted by the Queen during her 1982 visit. 

Funafuti Islands in Tuvalu Photo:
Next, they will watch a canoe race and a local ballgame. Nighttime activities include a traditional dinner hosted by the Governor-General. Resting in the area overnight, the couple will be the first member of the royal family to sleep over on an island of Tuvalu. 

Residents of the Tuvalu Islands Photo:
Sept. 19 Tuvalu

On their final day of the trip, the pair leave Tuvalu for London with a brief change of planes in Brisbane.

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