Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Prince Charles in Far East

31 October 2008

Prince Charles inspects an honour guard upon his arrival to the British Forces Brunei in Seria in Belait District, 100 km (60 miles) southwest of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

Prince Charles talks to a Gurkha soldier during his visit to the British Forces Brunei in Seria.

Charles and Camilla are greeted during their visit to the British Forces Brunei in Seria in Belait District.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall ride in a decorated Land Rover, as they leave a Gurkha ceremony in Brunei.

The Prince of Wales and Princess Takamado talk to C W Nicol, an environmentalist who has spent the past 26 years establishing a pioneering conservation area near Nagano, during a visit to the Afan Forest in central Japan.

Prince Charles smells a mushroom during his visit to the Afan Forest in Shinano.

During their visit to the Afan Forest, Prince Charles and Princess Takamado watched charcoal processing.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall met with the elusive Crown Princess Masako and Crown Prince Naruhito for dinner at the Togu Palace in Tokyo.

The Duchess of Cornwall visited St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo. She met pediatric patients at a playroom in the hospital.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall toured the Todai-ji Temple, Nara, Japan on the second full day of their tour.

Prince Charles signed a plate at a calligraphy gallery by Japanese artists, who graduated from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts during their visit at Nara Craft Museum.

The Duchess of Cornwall with Miki Endo, 20, a student who performed in a traditional Kubuki Theatre, at Keio University in Tokyo on the couple’s first full day in the country.

The couple were shown a bamboo sword by Yuichiro Anzai, president of Keio University.

The Prince experienced close-up dancing from Asimo the robot during a tour of Tokyo’s Museum of Science and Innovation.

The couple arrived at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, at the start of their official visit. Crown Prince Naruhito welcomed them onto the red carpet and shook their hands before leading them into the terminal.

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