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Security beefed up for royal couple visit

An official of the rank of British High Commissioner has evaluated security arrangements in the city ahead of the visit of royal couple Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.

Published: 08th November 2013 12:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th November 2013 12:03 PM   |  A+A-

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An official of the rank of British High Commissioner has evaluated security arrangements in the city ahead of the visit of royal couple Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.

As part of their India tour, they will reach the city on Monday for a four-day visit.

Government officials and officials of the Scotland Yard held discussions with the Principal Secretary of Kerala Home Department on Wednesday in Thiruvananthapuram.

They have been in the state for the past three days to review the security situation here and also held talks with police officials.

“Police are making elaborate arrangements for the security of the royal couple. Security in the places included in their itinerary has been beefed up. We are constantly reviewing the situation,” said Kochi Range IG K Padmakumar.

On arriving at Kochi, Prince Charles and Camilla will visit Kerala Folklore Museum and Theatre.

They will be taken on a tour to the museum, where a demonstration of traditional dance forms, including Kathakali, would be performed.

The Prince of Wales will join urban planners and city dignitaries to witness the signing of an MoU marking the participation of Kochi in the ‘Future Cities project’.

Later, the Royal couple will attend a reception for civic and business leaders hosted by the Kerala Governor.

On Tuesday, the Prince of Wales will visit the ‘elephant corridor’ at Vazhachal forest range in Thrissur and study measures being taken to help elephant conservation.

At Vazhachal inspection bungalow, he would discuss animal and forestry conservation after meeting members of the local community and WWF outreach workers.

On Tuesday, the royal couple will stay at Kumarakom. To mark the end of their visit to the state, the royal couple will visit the Jewish Synagogue on Thursday and meet members of the community and receive a traditional Jewish prayer of blessing.They will be taken to the Mattanchery Palace Museum.



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