The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Singapore to start another leg of their Diamond Jubilee tour of South East Asia and the South Pacific. Prince William and his wife Catherine will also be visiting Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu during the trip.
They were both greeted cordially at Singapore Changi airport today with a huge bouquet of flowers, which almost looked too heavy for the Duchess to carry!
First stop was the Botanic Garden, where the Royal couple spent some time with staff. They also took a closer look at two orchids: one named after Diana, Princess of Wales, which the Duke's late mother never got a chance to see. And another, which had been grown especially in honour of and named after them both.
Then, the couple was whisked away in the Royal car again, this time to be welcomed by the British High Commissioner to Singapore, Antony Phillipson, other foreign affairs officials and hotel staff at the prestigious Raffles Hotel, the place which William and Catherine will call home for the next few days. There was no shortage of crowds of excited onlookers waiting to get a glimpse of them both. Australiain tourist Becky Thomasson being one of them: "I love to see the Prince and Kate. They're beautiful. I was really happy. I love Kate in particular, her fashion's amazing."
The Royal couple will move on from Singapore to Malaysia on Thursday.
Written and presented by Marverine Cole.