Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Diamond Jubilee tour: full itinerary

Kate Middleton and Prince William have embarked on the first day of their tour on behalf of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a trip that sees them visit Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.

Kicking off today (September 11) until September 19, the Royal couple will make a number of important visits, attending State dinners and events as part of their latest tour, including a jungle trek, a visit to a war memorial and a Jubilee-themed tea party.

If you want to know the full details of their special trip, check out the detailed itinerary below.

Tuesday 11 September The couple arrived in Singapore today, jetting into Changi International Airport where they were met by representatives of the Singaporean Government and the British High Commissioner.

They then travelled to the Singapore Botanic Gardens where they were given a tour of the VIP Orchid Garden, and given the honour of having an orchid named on their behalf. They also viewed an orchid named after Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince William’s late mother who was sadly killed in a car crash in 1997.

After their visit to the stunning gardens, the couple attended a reception and State Dinner given by The President of Singapore at his official residence, the Istana. Prince William also reviewed a Guard of Honour as he and Kate arrived at the Istana. During the meal, William also gave an address on behalf of The Queen.

Wednesday 12 September On Wednesday the Duke and Duchess will have a very busy day, in what will be their first full day of the tour. They will visit the Gardens by the Bay where they will view an artificial rainforest mountain as well as visiting the Colonial Garden where they will be invited to plant a tree.

Following this trip, the couple will move on to the Rolls Royce aircraft engine factory in Seletar, Singapore, where they will be asked to unveil the first operational engine produced by the factory.

Once again the Duke, a seasoned public speaker, will make a speech to those in attendance.

Kate and William will then travel to Strathmore Green, a precinct in Queenstown, which is a residential district of Singapore, where they will watch a cultural performance, view children’s games and meet local residents.

Next on the list is a visit to the Rainbow Centre in Queenstown, a school and community centre for children with special needs, where William will meet children taking part in a P.E. session and Kate will watch as children take part in art therapy classes. Both will then watch a theatrical and musical performance before unveiling a plaque commemorating their visit to the school.

Rounding off their busy day, the Duke and Duchess will then will attend a reception at Eden Hall, the British High Commissioner’s residence, for prominent Singaporeans and members of the British and international expatriate communities. While there, they will hear a performance by an artist from the Musicity programme, a musical project supported by the British Council which blends British, Singaporean and other musical genres.

Thursday 13 September Today the Royal couple will visit Kranji Commonwealth War Cemetery, where they will lay a wreath made of local flowers, before meeting veterans and serving military from Singapore, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. On their departure from the cemetery, The Duke and Duchess may have a chance to view graves, particularly those of British and ANZAC servicemen.

This also mark the end of the couple’s visit to Singapore and they move on to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where they will be met at the International airport by representatives of the Malaysian Government and the British High Commissioner.

On their arrival, the couple will attend a lunch hosted by the Prime Minister at his official residence and will also watch a performance from young people, who are supported by a charity of which the Prime Minister’s wife is Patron.

After that, all eyes will be on Duchess Kate as she gives her first overseas speech at Hospis Malaysia, a local hospice in Kuala Lumpur. The couple will also meet child and adult users of the hospice and their families, before unveiling a plaque.

That evening Kate and William will attend another formal dinner, this time given by His Majesty The Agong at his official residence, the Istana Negara, in Kuala Lumpur.

Friday 14 September Today the Duke and Duchess will attend a cultural event in a Kuala Lumpur Park, before attending a lunch given by the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce. William will once again give a speech to the assembled guests.

After that comes one of the most talked about events in the couple’s diary – a special tea party! Kate and William will attend the Diamond Jubilee-themed party, which is being hosted by the British High Commissioner and his wife at their residence.

Two lucky competition winners will be invited to join the party, where Kate and William will be invited to sample a new tea created by a leading Malaysian tea manufacturer, BOH, in honour of the Diamond Jubilee.

After the tea party, the couple will travel to Sabah, Malaysia, one of the two states that makes up the Malaysian portion of Borneo, and on their arrival they will attend a reception hosted by the Sabah State Government.

Saturday 15 September The Duke and Duchess will continue their tour as they get ready to trek the jungle. Travelling to Danum Valley for the day, they will meet Royal Society scientists and volunteers, view the jungle canopy and go on a jungle walk. Sounds like a wild adventure and the perfect end to their Malaysia visit!

Sunday 16 September Today Kate and William travel to Honiara, in Solomon Islands, met by traditional and colourful Solomon Island welcome.

After being formally welcomed by The Queen’s representative, The Governor-General and his wife, they will review a Guard of Honour at the airport.

Kate and William will then make their way in an open-topped vehicle to the Church of Melanesia cathedral in Honiara, where they will attend a service of thanksgiving for the life of dedicated service of The Queen.

On Sunday evening, the Royal couple will then attend an Island Feast, given in the traditional manner outdoors, hosted by the Governor-General at his official residence.

William will give a speech during which he’ll pass the Queen’s warm wishes in a speech.

Monday 17 September The new week begins with a call on the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Following the meeting, The Duke and Duchess will travel to a cultural village in Honiara, where they’ll get the chance to watch performances given by the nine provinces that make up the nation.

Following their visit to the cultural village, Duchess Kate will attend a reception for Solomon Island women’s groups, while William will attend a conference given for young leaders from the Commonwealth nations in the Pacific, where he will be invited to give some short remarks. William will also award six Duke of Edinburgh gold awards to Solomon Islanders and one awardee from Vanuatu.

William and Kate will then join up once again to travel together to a memorial in Honiara to the Coast Watchers (Allied and Commonwealth soldiers and Solomon Islanders who hid along the coast of the nation’s 1,000 islands to pass on intelligence about Japanese military movements during the Second World War).

They will open formally Commonwealth Street, on which the Memorial stands, which is close to Point Cruz, where the Spanish explorer Mendana landed in 1568.

After paying their respects at the memorial, the Royal couple will attend a lunch reception hosted by the Prime Minister in aid of Solomon Islands charities, including representatives of the Diamond Jubilee Trust.

They will then fly to Marau, on the furthest end of the main island Guadalcanal, where they will be honoured by a welcome by leaders and members of the local communities.

The couple will then travel by boat to the island of Marapa where they will visit a village before travelling on a traditional war canoe the short distance between Marapa and Tavanipupu. On their arrival, the couple will be entertained by a local musical and dance welcome.

Tuesday 18 September On the final day of their tour, Kate and William will travel back to Honiara, where they will participate in a departure ceremony at Honiara airport before travelling to Tuvalu. The couple will be given a warm, traditional welcome at Funafuti, where they will be received by the Governor-General and a Guard of Honour. William will give a speech on behalf of The Queen to her people in Tuvalu.

Then Kate and William will visit the primary school and the university campus and they will stop to view a coconut tree planted by The Queen during her 1982 visit.

Next on the agenda is the chance to view a canoe race and watch a local ball game before finally ending up at a mocked-up traditional Tuvaluan village, where they will view demonstrations of traditional crafts and cooking.

In the evening, the Royal couple will attend a traditional dinner, hosted by the Governor-General.

The next morning, Kate and William will attend a departure ceremony, before travelling back home to London, signalling the end of their busy Diamond Jubilee tour on September 19.

Video above: a roundup of the Duke and Duchess's previous Royal engagements

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