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Prince Edward visits exhibition in Indonesia as he continues lengthy tour of Asia-Pacific region

Prince Edward today visited a cultural exhibition in Jakarta as he continued his tour of Indonesia.

The country is the Duke of Edinburgh’s final stop on a lengthy visit to the Asia-Pacific region, which forms part of his work for his namesake award. 

The international Duke of Edinburgh Award was introduced to Indonesia in 1993.

Today, Prince Edward visited the ‘AlterMatter’ exhibition at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, put on by the British Council Indonesia.

The royal, 59, was accompanied by Summer Xia, the director of the British Council’s South East Asia division, and the country director for Indonesia.

Prince Edward today visited a cultural exhibition in Jakarta as he continued his tour of Indonesia

Prince Edward today visited a cultural exhibition in Jakarta as he continued his tour of Indonesia

He chatted animatedly to those in attendance as he walked through the exhibition, before greeting the British ambassador to Indonesia, Dominic Jermey.

Earlier this week, Prince Edward was busy in Australia, hosting a ceremony at the Police Citizens Youth Club in the country’s capital.

The PCYC, located in the Sydney suburb of Woolloomooloo, worked in collaboration with the Duke of Edinburgh award to host the event’s guests and organisers.

The Duke of Edinburgh award works to assist young people, while also aiming to connect them with opportunities that make a positive impact on the issues they care about.

The prince’s three-day visit was off to a lively start as he greeted the various youth and guests in attendance at the event, while also honouring winners of the award.

The dutiful royal engaged guests with a speech, which he made on behalf of the award’s international presentation.

As part of the presentation, he presented Jessica Clark with a Gold Award while the pair chatted away and shook hands.

The royal continued to make his way across the grounds, ensuring to spend time with all in attendance at the special event. 

The country is the Duke of Edinburgh's final stop on a lengthy visit to the Asia-Pacific region, which forms part of his work for his namesake award

The country is the Duke of Edinburgh’s final stop on a lengthy visit to the Asia-Pacific region, which forms part of his work for his namesake award

Today, Prince Edward visited the 'AlterMatter' exhibition at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, put on by the British Council Indonesia

Today, Prince Edward visited the ‘AlterMatter’ exhibition at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, put on by the British Council Indonesia

The royal, 59, was accompanied by Summer Xia, the director of the British Council's South East Asia division, and the country director for Indonesia

The royal, 59, was accompanied by Summer Xia, the director of the British Council’s South East Asia division, and the country director for Indonesia

Among the many guests was 27-year-old Marusha Rowe, a 2022 gold medal awardee of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, who the prince stopped to greet.

And kicking off his more playful duties was a light-hearted sparring session with 21-year-old Marlon Sevehon from the PCYC’s youth boxing programme.

The duke was also pictured happily holding a large punching bag for Marlon as he practiced his boxing skills while the two became acquainted.

He chatted animatedly to those in attendance as he walked through the exhibition, before greeting the British ambassador to Indonesia, Dominic Jermey

He chatted animatedly to those in attendance as he walked through the exhibition, before greeting the British ambassador to Indonesia, Dominic Jermey

The international Duke of Edinburgh Award was introduced to Indonesia in 1993

The international Duke of Edinburgh Award was introduced to Indonesia in 1993

Elsewhere, from inside a boxing ring, he appeared engrossed in a friendly chat with other boxers and representatives of the programme.

Meanwhile, earlier, he greeted esteemed guest Cameron Smart, the acting National Chairman for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, before eventually departing for the day.

He officially took over award duties in 2023, two years after the death of the former Duke of Edinburgh, his late father Prince Philip. 

Prince Edward is a passionate patron of the award himself, having achieved his own Gold Award in 1986. 

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