Published: Sunday September 16, 2012 MYT 12:13:00 PM
Updated: Sunday September 16, 2012 MYT 5:44:37 PM
Will and Kate end Malaysia visit and head for Solomon Islands
KOTA KINABALU: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, concluded their four-day visit to Malaysia Sunday.
They were given a traditional red carpet send-off at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport at about 7 am. Prince William and Kate flew off to the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, deputy chief ministers Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan and Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai, Sabah State Secretary Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman and other state dignitaries were at the airport to see them off.
Prince William and Kate arrived in Kuala Lumpur last Thursday and came to Kota Kinabalu on Friday evening.
On Saturday, the royal couple flew via helicopter to Danum Valley, a primary rainforest conservation area located 70km from Lahad Datu, where they spent about three hours savouring the beauty of the rainforest.
Malaysia is the royal couple's second destination after Singapore on a nine-day tour of the Far East as representatives of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in conjunction with the celebration to mark the 60-year reign of the monarch. - Bernama