Date
22 November 2017
Prince William obliges Chinese photographers with this hearty pose in the Forbidden City in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Prince William obliges Chinese photographers with this hearty pose in the Forbidden City in Beijing. Photo: AFP

Where’s Prince William? Chinese fans keep pace with famous royal

Prince William is getting the imperial treatment in China where he is on a three-day visit.

And Britain’s future king is as struck by his hosts as they are by him, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday.

The British embassy in Beijing is making it easier for prince and public to come together by using Weibo to tell royal fans where to meet and greet him, with details of his itinerary attached.

The official Xinhua news agency released a guide on royal protocol including how to address the prince.

Mainland media is keeping pace with headlines such as “Where is Prince William going?”. 

On Monday, Prince William, who is visiting China for the first time, met with President Xi Jinping and toured the Imperial Palace and Shija Hutong, a dilapidated courtyard house restored with funding from his father’s Prince’s Foundation.

Prince William attended the Great Festival of Creativity in Shanghai on Tuesday before heading southwest to Yunnan province which is famous for its biodiversity.

At the Imperial Palace on Monday, he greeted reporters with “ni hao” and obliged them with a few pictures.

William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, visited China in 1986. His visit is the first by a senior British royal  in nearly three decades.

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