Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, visits the Taiping War Cemetery

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) country manager G. Ghobu said Prince Charles expressed his appreciation during a 40-minute visit to the cemetery as part of the maiden visit to Malaysia of the heir to the British throne and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, at the beginning of November.


Prince Charles arrived at the cemetery, the final resting place for soldiers who died in World War II in then named Malaya, accompanied by minister-in-attendance S.K. Devamany, who is deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, and Perak Menteri Besar Zambry Abd Kadir.


Prince Charles visited the Muslim and Buddhist graves, laid a wreath at the Stone of Remembrance and observed a moment’s silence. He also visited the Christian graves, laid a wreath at the Cross of Sacrifice and bowed before observing a moment’s silence.


He met the CWGC manager and staff, and then attended a 30-minute meeting with representatives of the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association under a tent near the cemetery.