King and Queen visit High Commission in London


Royal visitors: The King and Queen visiting the Malaysian High Commission in Belgrave Square, London. — Picture courtesy of Istana Negara Facebook

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah have visited the Malaysian High Commission in Belgrave Square, London.

Their Majesties were greeted upon arrival on Friday by Malaysian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Zakri Jaafar and his wife Nor Aini Abd Rahman, as well as staff members of the Malaysian High Commission.

During the two-hour visit, Their Majesties, who are on a 10-day special visit to the United Kingdom, were given a briefing by Zakri.

“Their Majesties also spent time meeting with the Malaysian community in London during a tea reception,” said Istana Negara in a Facebook post yesterday.

During the special visit, Sultan Abdullah is also scheduled to attend the Sandhurst reunion dinner at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where His Majesty studied between 1978 and 1979.

His Majesty will also hold a meeting with the United Kingdom’s Chief of the Defence Staff Sir General Nicholas Carter to discuss bilateral military cooperation between Malaysia and the United Kingdom.

Carter had also attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst before.

After the special visit, Their Majesties will stay back in London and are scheduled to return home on Oct 23.

The special visit is His Majesty’s second to the United Kingdom since he became the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, with the first being a seven-day trip starting from Dec 9, 2019.

On Friday, Their Majesties visited the Battersea Power Station, Malaysia’s iconic project in London.

Their Majesties were welcomed upon arrival by the management team of the Battersea Project Holding Company and representatives of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Sime Darby Property and SP Setia Bhd.

The 16.99ha real estate project is a joint venture between Sime Darby Property, SP Setia, EPF and PNB since 2012.

Their Majesties were briefed on the latest developments of the property project with a gross development value of £9bil (RM51.5bil). — Bernama

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