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Photo Essays: Your Highnesses, Meet Singapore

They are royalty, celebrities, and the sweethearts of millions of people around the world. Making their first stop in Singapore, as part of a nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour of the region, locals and expatriates were star-struck.

The royal couple was welcomed by Singapore's top politicians, and honoured with an orchid named after them.

In three days they made many other stops, including the newly-built Gardens by the Bay, heartland areas such as Queenstown, and a poignant farewell at Kranji War Memorial.

Through The Lens presents 15 royal moments of the couple, most of them by The Straits Times photojournalists Kevin Lim, Desmond Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Joyce Fang, and Desmond Wee.

Prince William and his wife Kate look at the "Vanda William Catherine" orchid that was newly-named after them at National Orchid Garden in the Botanic Gardens on September 11, 2012. Photo: Kevin Lim/The Straits Times

They are royalty, celebrities, and the sweethearts of millions of people around the world. Making their first stop in Singapore, as part of a nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour of the region, locals and expatriates were star-struck.

The royal couple was welcomed by Singapore's top politicians, and honoured with an orchid named after them.

In three days they made many other stops, including the newly-built Gardens by the Bay, heartland areas such as Queenstown, and a poignant farewell at Kranji War Memorial.

Through The Lens presents 15 royal moments of the couple, most of them by The Straits Times photojournalists Kevin Lim, Desmond Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Joyce Fang, and Desmond Wee.

They are royalty, celebrities, and the sweethearts of millions of people around the world. Making their first stop in Singapore, as part of a nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour of the region, locals and expatriates were star-struck.

The royal couple was welcomed by Singapore's top politicians, and honoured with an orchid named after them.

In three days they made many other stops, including the newly-built Gardens by the Bay, heartland areas such as Queenstown, and a poignant farewell at Kranji War Memorial.

Through The Lens presents 15 royal moments of the couple, most of them by The Straits Times photojournalists Kevin Lim, Desmond Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Joyce Fang, and Desmond Wee.

They are royalty, celebrities, and the sweethearts of millions of people around the world. Making their first stop in Singapore, as part of a nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour of the region, locals and expatriates were star-struck.

The royal couple was welcomed by Singapore's top politicians, and honoured with an orchid named after them.

In three days they made many other stops, including the newly-built Gardens by the Bay, heartland areas such as Queenstown, and a poignant farewell at Kranji War Memorial.

Through The Lens presents 15 royal moments of the couple, most of them by The Straits Times photojournalists Kevin Lim, Desmond Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Joyce Fang, and Desmond Wee.

They are royalty, celebrities, and the sweethearts of millions of people around the world. Making their first stop in Singapore, as part of a nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour of the region, locals and expatriates were star-struck.

The royal couple was welcomed by Singapore's top politicians, and honoured with an orchid named after them.

In three days they made many other stops, including the newly-built Gardens by the Bay, heartland areas such as Queenstown, and a poignant farewell at Kranji War Memorial.

Through The Lens presents 15 royal moments of the couple, most of them by The Straits Times photojournalists Kevin Lim, Desmond Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Joyce Fang, and Desmond Wee.

They are royalty, celebrities, and the sweethearts of millions of people around the world. Making their first stop in Singapore, as part of a nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour of the region, locals and expatriates were star-struck.

The royal couple was welcomed by Singapore's top politicians, and honoured with an orchid named after them.

In three days they made many other stops, including the newly-built Gardens by the Bay, heartland areas such as Queenstown, and a poignant farewell at Kranji War Memorial.

Through The Lens presents 15 royal moments of the couple, most of them by The Straits Times photojournalists Kevin Lim, Desmond Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Joyce Fang, and Desmond Wee.

They are royalty, celebrities, and the sweethearts of millions of people around the world. Making their first stop in Singapore, as part of a nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour of the region, locals and expatriates were star-struck.

The royal couple was welcomed by Singapore's top politicians, and honoured with an orchid named after them.

In three days they made many other stops, including the newly-built Gardens by the Bay, heartland areas such as Queenstown, and a poignant farewell at Kranji War Memorial.

Through The Lens presents 15 royal moments of the couple, most of them by The Straits Times photojournalists Kevin Lim, Desmond Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Joyce Fang, and Desmond Wee.

They are royalty, celebrities, and the sweethearts of millions of people around the world. Making their first stop in Singapore, as part of a nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour of the region, locals and expatriates were star-struck.

The royal couple was welcomed by Singapore's top politicians, and honoured with an orchid named after them.

In three days they made many other stops, including the newly-built Gardens by the Bay, heartland areas such as Queenstown, and a poignant farewell at Kranji War Memorial.

Through The Lens presents 15 royal moments of the couple, most of them by The Straits Times photojournalists Kevin Lim, Desmond Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Joyce Fang, and Desmond Wee.

They are royalty, celebrities, and the sweethearts of millions of people around the world. Making their first stop in Singapore, as part of a nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour of the region, locals and expatriates were star-struck.

The royal couple was welcomed by Singapore's top politicians, and honoured with an orchid named after them.

In three days they made many other stops, including the newly-built Gardens by the Bay, heartland areas such as Queenstown, and a poignant farewell at Kranji War Memorial.

Through The Lens presents 15 royal moments of the couple, most of them by The Straits Times photojournalists Kevin Lim, Desmond Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Joyce Fang, and Desmond Wee.

They are royalty, celebrities, and the sweethearts of millions of people around the world. Making their first stop in Singapore, as part of a nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour of the region, locals and expatriates were star-struck.

The royal couple was welcomed by Singapore's top politicians, and honoured with an orchid named after them.

In three days they made many other stops, including the newly-built Gardens by the Bay, heartland areas such as Queenstown, and a poignant farewell at Kranji War Memorial.

Through The Lens presents 15 royal moments of the couple, most of them by The Straits Times photojournalists Kevin Lim, Desmond Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Joyce Fang, and Desmond Wee.

They are royalty, celebrities, and the sweethearts of millions of people around the world. Making their first stop in Singapore, as part of a nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour of the region, locals and expatriates were star-struck.

The royal couple was welcomed by Singapore's top politicians, and honoured with an orchid named after them.

In three days they made many other stops, including the newly-built Gardens by the Bay, heartland areas such as Queenstown, and a poignant farewell at Kranji War Memorial.

Through The Lens presents 15 royal moments of the couple, most of them by The Straits Times photojournalists Kevin Lim, Desmond Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Joyce Fang, and Desmond Wee.

They are royalty, celebrities, and the sweethearts of millions of people around the world. Making their first stop in Singapore, as part of a nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour of the region, locals and expatriates were star-struck.

The royal couple was welcomed by Singapore's top politicians, and honoured with an orchid named after them.

In three days they made many other stops, including the newly-built Gardens by the Bay, heartland areas such as Queenstown, and a poignant farewell at Kranji War Memorial.

Through The Lens presents 15 royal moments of the couple, most of them by The Straits Times photojournalists Kevin Lim, Desmond Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Joyce Fang, and Desmond Wee.

They are royalty, celebrities, and the sweethearts of millions of people around the world. Making their first stop in Singapore, as part of a nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour of the region, locals and expatriates were star-struck.

The royal couple was welcomed by Singapore's top politicians, and honoured with an orchid named after them.

In three days they made many other stops, including the newly-built Gardens by the Bay, heartland areas such as Queenstown, and a poignant farewell at Kranji War Memorial.

Through The Lens presents 15 royal moments of the couple, most of them by The Straits Times photojournalists Kevin Lim, Desmond Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Joyce Fang, and Desmond Wee.

They are royalty, celebrities, and the sweethearts of millions of people around the world. Making their first stop in Singapore, as part of a nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour of the region, locals and expatriates were star-struck.

The royal couple was welcomed by Singapore's top politicians, and honoured with an orchid named after them.

In three days they made many other stops, including the newly-built Gardens by the Bay, heartland areas such as Queenstown, and a poignant farewell at Kranji War Memorial.

Through The Lens presents 15 royal moments of the couple, most of them by The Straits Times photojournalists Kevin Lim, Desmond Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Joyce Fang, and Desmond Wee.

They are royalty, celebrities, and the sweethearts of millions of people around the world. Making their first stop in Singapore, as part of a nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour of the region, locals and expatriates were star-struck.

The royal couple was welcomed by Singapore's top politicians, and honoured with an orchid named after them.

In three days they made many other stops, including the newly-built Gardens by the Bay, heartland areas such as Queenstown, and a poignant farewell at Kranji War Memorial.

Through The Lens presents 15 royal moments of the couple, most of them by The Straits Times photojournalists Kevin Lim, Desmond Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Joyce Fang, and Desmond Wee.

They are royalty, celebrities, and the sweethearts of millions of people around the world. Making their first stop in Singapore, as part of a nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour of the region, locals and expatriates were star-struck.

The royal couple was welcomed by Singapore's top politicians, and honoured with an orchid named after them.

In three days they made many other stops, including the newly-built Gardens by the Bay, heartland areas such as Queenstown, and a poignant farewell at Kranji War Memorial.

Through The Lens presents 15 royal moments of the couple, most of them by The Straits Times photojournalists Kevin Lim, Desmond Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Joyce Fang, and Desmond Wee.

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