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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall kiss in rare show of affection 

The royal couple arrived in Singapore on 30 October to commence their official royal visit of south-east Asia and India

by Hanna Fillingham

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were reunited in Singapore on Monday to commence their 11-day trip to south-east Asia and India, where they greeted each other with a rare public kiss. The royal couple looked delighted to see each other, having been apart for a number of days and arriving at their destination separately. Camilla, who has been on a private holiday, was dressed in a pretty floral dress, and met her husband after he flew into Singapore on the RAF Voyager flight.  

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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were reunited on Monday in Singapore

The royal couple began their tour celebrating the Commonwealth Games, and met athletes and para-athletes from Singapore who are hoping to win a clutch of medals for their Commonwealth country. Charles was handed the baton by Clarence Chew, 21, a member of Singapore's national table tennis team. The Prince also met Yip Pin Xiu, 25, Singapore's most decorated para-athlete who competes in swimming. After meeting the Prince, she said: "It's great the baton has the Queen's message inside and it's travelling all around the Commonwealth countries. It's really special to hold something that has been touched by the Queen."    

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The royal couple were happy to see each other 

When Charles declares the 2018 Commonwealth Games open next April he will read the Queen's message to the athletes. It is contained within the baton, and will have travelled through 70 nations and territories over 388 days.    

During their 11-day visit, Charles and Camilla will be making visits to Singapore, Malaysia and India, and will undertake nearly 50 official engagements. These will "showcase the breadth and depth of the United Kingdom's relationship with these key Commonwealth partners in advance of a Commonwealth summit in London next April". 

Highlights of the visit will see the royal couple welcomed as guests of honour at a gala dinner celebrating 60 years of Malaysian independence.

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