In Pictures: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Solomon Islands

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge witnessed panpipes performances, traditional costumes and and an idyllic island retreat as part of their royal visit to the Solomon Islands.

Their trip is part of a nine-day tour that also takes in Singapore, Malaysia and Tuvalu as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Cultural Village in the Solomon Islands Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The royal couple were given a colourful traditional welcome at Honiara airport, which included garlands of flowers and warriors in traditional dress.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Honiara Cultural Village in the Solomon Islands Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

After formalities at the Church of Melanesia cathedral and Prime Minister’s Office, Prince William and Kate toured a cultural village where they saw performances by people representing the nine provinces that make up the nation.

Meeting locals during a visit to the Honiara Cultural Village Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The couple attended a memorial in Honiara to the Coast Watchers - courageous Allied and Commonwealth soldiers and Solomon Islanders who passed on intelligence about Japanese military movements during the Second World War.

The Duchess of Cambridge receives flowers during a visit to the Coast Watcher and Solomon Scouts Memorial Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess had the chance to travel on a traditional war canoe between the islands of Marapa and Tavanipupu, where they received a traditional welcome by local inhabitants of the island.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travel in a traditional canoe Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Locals wait to greet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Tavanipupu Island Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

In Tavanipupu, the Duke and Duchess had a short break from official engagements at a luxurious retreat for a night.

The lodge where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent the night on the island of Tuvanipupu Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Everywhere the couple travelled they were met by crowds of well-wishers hoping for a glimpse or to exchange a few wordswith their royal visitors.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are welcomed to Tavanipupu Island Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire