Prince Charles and Camilla in Singapore

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will be in Singapore today for an official visit that reaffirms the historic and longstanding relationship between Singapore and Britain, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) yesterday.

It will be the Prince's second official visit to the Republic since 1979, and the first for his wife.

While in Singapore, the royal couple will receive a ceremonial welcome at the Istana tomorrow, and will call on President Halimah Yacob and meet Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

President Halimah will host them to an official dinner.

During the visit, which runs until Thursday, Prince Charles and his wife will have an orchid named in their honour, and will attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph, a war memorial located at the Esplanade Park that honours the men who died in action during World Wars I and II.

They will also visit the Harmony Centre and National Gallery Singapore, and attend a Commonwealth literacy event, "in connection with their interests in the arts, heritage conservation, and inter-faith relations", said the MFA in its statement.

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