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Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 04.15 GMT

Prince of Wales arrives SL today


On his sixty-fifth birthday, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will arrive in Sri Lanka for the opening of CHOGM today (14). He will be joined on his three day visit by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall.

At a reception to be held to mark His Royal Highness' birthday he will meet a range of people from Sri Lankan society. The garden at Westminster House, the venue for the party, will host a small organic market, at which The Prince and Duchess will view local produce and learn about farming in Sri Lanka.

On Friday 15th November The Prince will represent The Queen as Head of the Commonwealth in the CHOGM opening ceremony, and will host other Commonwealth events including a reception for business leaders and a dinner for Heads of Government, says the British High Commission in Colombo.

He will then spend Saturday in the hill country. In Kandy he will be visiting the iconic Temple of the Tooth, the British Garrison Cemetery and the historic Peredeniya Botanical Gardens. Moving on to Nuwara Eliya, he will see visit the Labookellie tea estate and see the inspiring work of a British man and his Sri Lankan wife at a school for children with disabilities.





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