Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles and Camilla

Britain's Prince Charles met Burmese icon Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday (22.10.13).

The 64-year-old royal was joined by the Duchess of Cornwall after Aung made a special request to see the couple and they accompanied her to the Garden Room at Clarence House, London.

They met in the same location last June and the prince took the Nobel peace laureate to see the progress of the black tulip magnolia sapling which was planted in the garden after she'd presented Charles with the gift in 2012.

The Prince of Wales knew her late husband Michael Aris - who died of prostate cancer in 1999 aged 53 - and the year he died the Charles became patron of the Michael Aris Memorial Trust for Tibetan and Himalayan Studies.

Charles and Aung's family connections also go back in history and his great uncle Lord Mountbatten, and Aung's father, General Aung San, both contributed to events leading up to Burma's independence from British rule which was finally achieved in 1948.

Later the same day Prince Charles attended the christening of his grandson, three-month-old Prince George.

Meanwhile Aung has also met political leaders including Prime Minister David Cameron, Labour leader Ed Miliband and Foreign Secretary William Hague during her time in England.

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