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Day Six of the Autumn Tour: Malaysia

4th November 2017

The Lost Food Project

The Lost Food Project

Day Six of Their Royal Highnesses' Autumn Tour began with a service at St Mary's Cathedral in Kuala Lumpur to attend Morning Prayer. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were met outside the cathedral by the Archbishop of Malaysia, Most Reverend Datuk Ng Moon Hing and his wife, Dss. Dating Ding Siew.

After the service, The Duchess of Cornwall went to visit The Lost Food Project, an initiative to stop produce going to waste Her Royal Highness chopped up strips of papaya, giving them a squeeze of lime to enhance the flavour, and dished up plates of rice, curry and vegetables during the visit to the Lighthouse Children's Welfare Home. She said: "This looks and smells delicious, I think we should stay for lunch."

The Duchess was handed a tea towel and laughed when she realised it had been specially made for her with the words "HRH The Duchess of Cornwall" printed on it. Her Royal Highness learned about the home, which houses 60 disadvantaged children, aged one to 18.

The organisation behind the dishes was the Lost Food Project which reclaims high-quality surplus food from supermarkets and manufacturers, sorts them, and distributes them to a variety of charities. The organisation gives out 5,000 meals a month and minimises waste by composting any food unfit for human consumption.

Meanwhile, The Prince of Wales visited the Taiping Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery. His Royal Highness laid wreaths at both the Muslim Cemetery and Christian Cemetery. 

The Taiping Cemetery is one of thirty five Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemeteries in Malaysia. It was created by the British Army after the defeat of Japan. 

The Prince of Wales signs the visitors book during a visit to the Commonwealth War Graves

The Prince of Wales signs the visitors book during a visit to the Commonwealth War Graves

In the afternoon, The Prince of Wales attended a Conservation Summit at the Royal Belem State Park, accompanied by the Sultan of Perak.

The goal of the Conservation Summit was to discuss current conservation issues, showcase success stories and to deliberate possible new and innovative solutions to emerging issues confronting Malaysia over the next two decades. The Prince of Wales joined discussions on the Central Forest Spine, the Coral Triangle and the Heart of Borneo.

His Royal Highness then visited Temenggor Lake for a narrated tour on the area's biodiversity and iconic wildlife species, such as tigers and birds. The Prince also heard about the park's work to prevent poaching and illegal wildlife trade activity.