17 Sep 2012

Royal couple to get a taste of Solomon Islands culture

1:34 pm on 17 September 2012

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will get a taste of local culture as their Solomon Islands visit continues today.

The Royal Couple arrived in the captial, Honiara yesterday as part of a nine day tour of the Asia-Pacific region as part of the celebration of the Queen's diamond jubilee.

Beverley Tse has more.

"Prince William and his wife Catherine visited the Cultural Village in Honiara this morning where cultural dances were performed and traditional carvings and woven fabrics and ornaments were on display. Perhaps the most anticipated event is the presentation of Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards to five young Solomon Islanders who will be honoured for their involvement in community-based projects. This afternoon, Prince William is expected to take part in a children's football match while the Duchess will meet with local women's organisations. The couple will also meet with those working in community groups that deal with disability, domestic violence, young people and medicine. They will spend the night in Marau Sound and will return to Honiara tomorrow, before departing for Tuvalu."