Ahead of his first visit to China next week, The Duke of Cambridge has recorded a video message to celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome in the Year of the Sheep. Starting and ending in Mandarin, His Royal Highness talks about his visit to China and about launching the GREAT Festival of Innovation during which marks the start of a year of cultural exchange between China and the UK.
The Royal Family carry out important duties overseas on behalf of the British Government. They also visit Commonwealth Realms and countries to support The Queen in her role as Head of State. Also, many engagements such as state visits and receptions are held in the UK to deepen and broaden connections with The Commonwealth and other countries.