Members of the public who wish to see Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Singapore may do so on Wednesday 12 September at 10 am in the Super Tree Grove at Gardens by the Bay. This is the best opportunity to see the Duke and Duchess, and to celebrate their visit.
Their Royal Highnesses will also visit Strathmore Green in Queenstown at 2.45pm on Wednesday 12 September. This is primarily an event for the local community, with limited public access.
On Thursday 13 September at 9.30 am Their Royal Highnesses will pay their respects to fallen servicemen at Kranji War Memorial. Members of the public may wish to join them in paying tribute. The British High Commission and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission kindly request visitors to respect this event as a solemn occasion.
Well-wishers keen to participate in these events should arrive at least an hour before, in anticipation of crowds. Car parking facilities will be very limited. We strongly advise the use of public transport for all venues, particularly for getting to Gardens by the Bay.
Commenting on the Royal Visit, Mr Antony Phillipson, British High Commissioner to Singapore, said:
“We have received numerous calls, emails, Facebook messages and tweets, sending well-wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, giving suggestions about where they can visit, and asking where they could meet them. Singapore is putting on a tremendous welcome for Their Royal Highnesses. Their programme aims to show off the best of the contribution that British companies have made to stunning developments like Gardens by the Bay and celebrate our common heritage by visiting Queenstown, named in honour of Her Majesty The Queen in 1952. This, and the other parts of their programme, demonstrate the enduring partnership between our two countries. I hope that both Singaporeans and the British community will have the opportunity to join us at the public events to help celebrate the visit of Their Royal Highnesses.”
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