Prince Charles and wife to visit Singapore

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will be visiting Singapore on an official visit from Monday to Thursday.
Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will be visiting Singapore on an official visit from Monday to Thursday. PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will be in Singapore from Monday (Oct 30) to Thursday, in an official visit that reaffirms the historic and long-standing relationship between Singapore and Britain, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Sunday.

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

They will receive a ceremonial welcome at the Istana on Tuesday, and will call on President Halimah and meet Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

President Halimah will host them to an official dinner.

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


Britain's Prince Charles during his first visit to Singapore in 1979. 
PHOTO: ST FILE

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