Prince William and Kate Middleton ended their three-day Singapore visit with solemn moments at a World War cemetery in the nation. However, they arrived in Malaysia fresh-faced and full of enthusiasm, to begin the second leg of their nine-day tour of the Far East and the South Pacific.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are visiting Asia on behalf of the Queen and the celebration of her Diamond Jubilee, were greeted by a large crowd when they emerged from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang.
The crowds were treated to the ever-fashionable Kate in a Jenny Packham pleated duck egg blue dress with a laced bodice. The Duchess sported her usual glossy blow-dry hairdo.
The royal couple's first stop in the country will be the Hospis Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. Her Royal Highness is patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices in Ipswich and on the occasion of visiting the Malaysian hospice will address staff and patients at the organisation, the official Web site of the Prince of Wales states. The speech will be the Duchess' first in a foreign country. Hospis Malaysia is a charitable organisation that offers professional care to patients who are suffering from life-limiting illnesses.
"When I first visited the Hospice in Milton, I had a pre-conceived idea as to what to expect. Far from being a clinical, depressing place for sick children, it was a home. Most importantly, it was a family home, a happy place of stability, support and care. It was a place of fun," the Duchess said, when speaking at the Ipswich Hospice in March, "What you do is inspirational, it is a shining example of the support and the care that is delivered, not just here, but in the children's hospice movement at large, up and down the country. The feelings you inspire - feelings of love and of hope - offer a chance to families to live a life they never thought could be possible."
IBTimes UK will continue to report on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Far East tour and look out for photographs from Kate Middleton's first ever speech in a foreign country. Meanwhile, scroll down to view photographs of William and Kate's arrival in Malaysia