PHUKET: HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, will arrive in Phuket on Monday evening to thank Thai people and the local British community for their assistance to British citizens in the aftermath of the December 26 tsunami.
During his stay on the island, the Prince – younger brother of Prince Charles, heir to the throne of England – will make three public visits, all on Tuesday.
From 10:10 am, Prince Andrew will be at Bangkok Phuket Hospital to meet staff who assisted tsunami victims, after which he will meet British Embassy office staff at the Hilton Phuket Acardia Resort & Spa for a private lunch.
At 2:35 pm, he will visit Nai Yang Beach to inspect boats donated by the Royal Thames Yacht Club and to meet members of the fishing community there.
At 3 pm, Prince Andrew will arrive at the Thai Tsunami Victim Identification center in Mai Khao for a briefing on the processes being used to identify tsunami victims.
Afterwards, he will meet British, Thai and other international Disaster Victim Identification teams and lay a wreath at the Wall of Remembrance for tsunami victims.
Dulwich International College announced yesterday that a scheduled stop by the Prince at the school had been canceled.
The Prince will leave Phuket on a 9:35 pm flight from Phuket International Airport.
He is scheduled to leave Thailand for Dubai early on Wednesday morning.
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