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Prince Charles, Camilla arrive in Penang for one-day visit

GEORGE TOWN: Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrived here as part of a day-long official visit to commemorate the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations between Malaysia and the United Kingdom (UK).
The heir to the British throne and his spouse arrived in a Royal Air Force aircraft at the Penang International Airport at 8.10pm yesterday.
The royal couple were accompanied by Minister-in-Attendance Datuk Seri S. K. Devamany, who is also Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.
Upon arrival, the royal entourage was greeted by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and the full line-up of state executive councillors.
They are also expected to stroll around the heritage areas at noon before Prince Charles visits the Sun-Yat Sen Museum in Armenian Street, while Camilla heads to the Teochew Puppet and Opera House on the same street to enjoy a cultural show.
While Camilla takes a rest in the afternoon, Prince Charles will visit the World Fish Centre, an international research organisation that harnesses fisheries and aquaculture to reduce hunger and poverty based in Batu Maung, the southern part of the Penang island.
Following the visit to the fish centre, Prince Charles will proceed to the Royal Malaysian Air Force in Butterworth, Seberang Prai for Five Power Defence Arrangements.
At night, the British royals will attend the Sandhurst Alumni Reception at Eastern and Oriental Hotel before they conclude their visit in Penang by attending the Penang Peranakan Museum Reception in Church Street.
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