Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine will visit the
Pacific Islands of Solomon and Tuvalu in September as part of a
tour marking the queen's Diamond Jubilee, the palace said.
The royal couple will begin the nine-day trip, designed to mark
the 60-year reign of William's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II,
with a stop in Singapore from September 11-13, St James's Palace
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will move on to Malaysia where
they will visit the capital Kuala Lumpur and Borneo's Sabah state
from September 13-15.
The pair will then travel to the Solomon Islands, a former
British protectorate northeast of Australia, between September
16-18 before a final stop in the tiny nation of Tuvalu from
Queen Elizabeth is head of state in the Solomons and Tuvalu, both
of which are members of the Commonwealth.
Catherine has already revealed that William, second in line to
the British throne, has been making some special preparations
ahead of the trip.
"William's been practising his dance moves," the Duchess joked as
the couple met Solomon Islands' governor general Sir Frank Kabui
at a reception in June.
"We're extremely excited. Both of us have never been anywhere
near there," William said during the event at London's historic
A spokeswoman at St James's Palace said further details about the
tour would be released towards the end of August.