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Prince Charles, Camilla arrive in Malaysia

SEPANG: Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, have arrived here for an official visit to mark the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations between Malaysia and Britain.
The Royal Air Force aircraft carrying their Royal Highnesses landed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 6.45pm on Thursday (Nov 2).
They were welcomed by Minister-in-Attendance Datuk Seri S. K. Devamany, who is Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.
Also present were Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican and the British High Commissioner to Malaysia Vicki Treadell.  
Their Royal Highnesses are scheduled to visit a number of places in Kuala Lumpur, Perak, Sarawak and Penang.
They will also participate in various significant events over the span of seven days from Nov 2 to 8.
Their Royal Highnesses are expected to have an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V at Istana Negara and grant an audience to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
Previous visits by the British royalty here were by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh who attended the official opening of the 16th Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur in 1998 and the visit by Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in September 2012.
Relations between Malaysia and Britain cover a wide range of areas including trade, defence and security, education, digital economy, green technology, renewable energy, culture and tourism.
Malaysia is Britain's second largest export market in Asean.
Britain is Malaysia's third largest trading partner in Europe, while in the field of education, there are more than 18,000 Malaysians studying in Britain.
The royal visit is part of a tour of Singapore, Malaysia and India from Oct 30 to Nov 9.
Prince Charles and Camilla began their tour in Singapore on Oct 30. After visiting Malaysia, they will tour India for 11 days.
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