If it's Thursday it must be Kuala Lumpur for Will and Kate on day
three of their royal tour of Southeast Asia, with high tea, tropical
rain forests and wild orangutans on their agenda over the next few days.
was a somber last morning in Singapore today for the Duke and Duchess
of Cambridge, who concluded this initial stop on their 10-day Diamond
Jubilee tour with a visit to the Kranji Commonwealth War Cemetery, the
burial grounds for thousands of British and Commonwealth troops who died
defending Singapore against the Japanese during WWII.
According to the Daily Mail
and other British media reports, the couple laid a wreath, observed a
moment of silence, and met with veterans. She wore a pale green (also
called duck-egg blue) pleated shirtdress with lace on the bodice by
Jenny Packham and carried a parasol to ward off the fierce tropical sun.
they were to board a scheduled flight to the capital of Malaysia, where
they were to be feted at a lunch and then later at a dinner with the
king, or Agong, of Malaysia at his official residence.
were to visit a hospice, similar to one at home where she is the patron,
and where she was due to deliver a short speech, her second in public
since marrying Prince William last year.
On Friday, they are
scheduled to attend a traditional English tea party (and sample a new
tea developed for the Diamond Jubilee) in the British High
Commissioner's back garden. On Saturday, they''ll be in Borneo where
they will explore the rain forest and possibly see some wild orangutans
if the shy and endangered apes with red-brown hair are feeling friendly
towards visiting royals.