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An orchid takes center stage

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Photographers take pictures of an orchid named in honor of Diana, Princess of Wales at Singapore Botanical Gardens ahead of a visit by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on September 11, 2012 in Singapore. The royal couple are on a Diamond Jubilee tour taking in Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and the tiny Pacific Island of Tuvalu.

Read about the Kimilsungia, an orchid named to honor another dynasty, in a previous post on PhotoBlog and see how the royal couple reacted to the plant in the video below.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge -- aka Will and Kate -- arrive in Singapore, the first stop on their Southeast Asia tour, to view a special orchid named in honor of Princess Diana. NBC's Sara James reports.

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