Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales (left) and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall (centre) visiting the St George church. Bernama Photo

GEORGE TOWN: Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, began their tour of the state today with a visit to the George Town Unesco World Heritage Site.

The royal couple first visited St George Church at Lebuh Farquhar to attend its service, before proceeding to Masjid Kapitan Keling at Jalan Buckingham.

They then strolled to the Han Jiang Ancestral Temple and later paid a call on the Arulmigu Sri Mahamariamman Temple.

Hundreds of Penangites gathered for a glimpse of the heir to the British throne, with some being lucky enough to shake his hand.

Prince Charles and Camilla’s visit to the Heritage Site is expected to be concluded by 2pm.

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