The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan people's exiled spiritual leader, was all praise for Prince Charles, when met him in London on Wednesday. The Dalai Lama called the Prince of Wales his "best of friends" and the two spent several candid moments together, during a private meeting at Clarence House.
The Dalai Lama, who is on a ten day tour of Britain, also met Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. However, the bulk of his time was reserved for interacting with Prince Charles.
"I always consider him a very close, best of friends. Right from the beginning, I felt (he was) very nice person, good human. He (has) proved a very wonderful, sensible, good human being," the 71 year old said to press, praising the Prince of Wales.
The spiritual leader also met Burmese leader and fellow Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi in London, a day before visiting the Clarence House.
"I have real admiration for your courage. I am very happy we've been able to meet," he told her, according to the official Web site of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Meanwhile, after meeting with Prince Charles, the spiritual leader delivered a lecture at the London School of Economics (LSE), titled Resisting Intolerance: An Ethical and Global Challenge.
"We 7 billion human beings are the same physically, mentally and emotionally. Some of us have different coloured hair, a bigger or smaller nose, but these are secondary differences. What unites us is that we all want to be happy and none of us wants to be sad. Not one of us starts their day thinking, 'I hope I face problems, today.' Indeed, everyone has a right to a happy life," he said, addressing the students and staff.
The Dalai Lama, who continues his UK tour amid alarming instances of young Tibetan revolutionaries resorting to self-immolation as a form of anti-China protest, will next travel to Edinburgh on Friday, where His Holiness will give a public talk on Beyond Religion: Ethics for the Whole World, as part of the 20th anniversary of The Edinburgh Lectures at Usher Hall in Scotland.
Check out below the pictures of the Dalai Lama, meeting with Prince Charles at Clarence House...