Sunday, September 9, 2012
Wherever they go, the press and international media follow and so, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s inaugural visit in Malaysia will be no different.
Over 100 journalists and photographers from Britain, international wires and the foreign media will make their way here to report on the royal couple’s stay from Thursday to Sunday, 13 September to 16 September 2012.
For Britain itself, representatives from about 60 media organisations including television stations and newspapers will be here to cover the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s trip.
“The British media include the BBC, ITN (Independent Television News) and newspapers such as the Daily Mail and The Sunday Telegraph,” said a source from the British High Commission.
The source said magazines such as weekly celebrity magazine Hello! will also cover the visit here.
Apart from the British media, the source said the media from countries such as China, Indonesia and Australia will be flying representatives to Malaysia.
International wire agencies such as Reuters, AP and Xinhua have also accredited with the high commission to gain access to events graced by the royal couple.
Prince William and Kate will be in Malaysia as part of a worldwide tour to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 60-year reign.
Kate is expected to make her first speech in a foreign land here in Kuala Lumpur, where she will address staff members and patients at a Malaysian hospice.
The royal pair will visit Kuala Lumpur first before flying off to Sabah.
After that, they will head off to the Solomon Islands on September 16 for a three-day trip and make their final stop in Tuvalu from September 18 to 19.
All the best William and Kate.