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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Jubilee tour dates revealed

Dates and destinations have been announced for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's forthcoming overseas tour. Photo: Chris Weeks/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Clarence House has announced details of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Diamond Jubilee tour to the South Pacific and South East Asia in September.

The trip has been tailored to involve formal and informal moments reflecting the characters and interests of the Royal couple, including Prince William's interest in the environment and the Duchess' interest in the arts and hospice care.

The Duchess will give her first speech abroad while in Malaysia - her second since joining the Royal Family.

The Duchess will give her second speech in Malaysia next month. Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Whilst in Singapore, the couple will visit an orchid at the Botanical Gardens that was named after Diana, Princess of Wales shortly before she died.

They will also have orchids named after them.

Towards the end of the trip, the people of Tuvalu will welcome the couple with a traditional guard of honour and they will be carried off the aircraft in some form.

The Royal couple arrive at the Olympic Stadium for the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony on Wednesday. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Tuvalu, which is a Polynesian island located in the Pacific Ocean, was last visited by a Royal in 1982 when the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were brought ashore in garlanded canoes.

Nine staff members will travel with the Duke and Duchess for the duration of the trip, including a privately paid for hairdresser.

They will take scheduled flights to and from the UK and some charted flights within the trip, with Clarence House stating that everything will be done to keep costs as low as possible.

The Royal's schedule in full:

  • September 11th: Singapore
  • September 13th: Malaysia
  • September 15th: Sabah, Malaysia (rainforest)
  • September 16th: Solomon Islands
  • September 18th: Tuvalu