While on their four-day tour of Singapore, Prince Charles took some time to visit Dyson’s Singapore Technology Centre and test drive one of their machines.
The Prince of Wales was shown multiple products produced by Dyson, started by Sir James Dyson, but showed his domestic skills off with the cordless Dyson V8 Absolute.
The floor around him has already pretty spotless, but the prince teased photographer Chris Jackson telling him “you’ve got dirty trousers,” before attempting to clean his leg.
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisJack_Getty) November 1, 2017
Dyson’s global engineering director, Scott Maguire who was showing Prince Charles the range of products said of the visit: “I think it was great, he was up for using it and wanted to get hands on.
“He was also pretty keen on the technology inside it.
“It was a great visit, he was pretty focused not only on all the technology Dyson is developing and innovating, from batteries to robotics, but spent a lot of time with our staff, wanting to know where they were from and what types of engineers we have.”
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall also had an orchid named after them.
The orchid, named Dendrobium Duke (and) Duchess of Cornwall, is a colourful purple plant which stands almost a metre high.
Both Prince Charles and Camilla observed the orchid at the National Botanical Gardens on the second day of their visit to the country.
As they arrived at the gardens in sweltering heat, the Duchess was handed a sign which read: “Welcome to Singapore. have a nice day.”
Thursday will be Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall’s last day in Singapore before continuing the 11-day tour in India and Malaysia with highlights such as a gala dinner in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Malaysian independence, meeting with tribespeople on Borneo island and visiting a UNESCO World Heritage site, Penang’s George Town.