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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Solomon Islands
Sep 17, 2012, 12:01 GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the Solomon Islands
Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received a rapturous welcome as they visited the Solomon Islands this weekend.
The royal couple touched down in the nation's capital Honiara on Saturday (15.09.12) where they were greeted by a group of fearsome-looking warriors in loin cloths carry spears, bows and musical instruments, and Anglican priest Henry Teho - who took part in the welcome ceremony - joked they may have been eaten on the islands in times gone by.
He said: 'When you would have come to our place in the old times you would have been killed and eaten straight away. But not today of course.
'Everyone here is looking forward to their visit very much particularly because of the fact that Prince William is the son of Princess Diana, who is very much popular, and because he is heir to the throne.'
The couple then toured the capital in the back of a van designed to look like a traditional island canoe, known as a Tomoko.
The Solomon Island stop is the latest on their Diamond Jubilee tour on behalf of Queen Elizabeth, where the couple have visited Singapore, Malaysia and Borneo.
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