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Charles meets Nobel peace laureate
Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will be reunited with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall on a visit to Britain today.
The Burmese opposition leader made a special request to see the royal couple on a tour which also sees her meet political leaders including Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague.
Ms Suu Kyi went to Charles's London home Clarence House in June last year for her first meeting with the Prince and planted a tiny black tulip magnolia sapling in the garden.
It is hoped that if the weather is kind, Charles will show her the progress the tree has since made.
The event will take place shortly before the christening of three-month-old Prince George at nearby St James's Palace.
Ms Suu Kyi has close connections with Britain having read philosophy, politics and economics at St Hugh's College, Oxford, between 1964 and 1967, before settling in the university city with her late husband Michael Aris, a Tibetan scholar.
In July 1989, around a year after her return to her homeland to care for her mother, Ms Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest by the ruling military which feared the influence of a woman whose father was instrumental in gaining Burma's freedom from British rule.
She remained there for much of the next 20 years, finally being released in November 2010.
Her husband died of prostate cancer in 1999 at the age of 53. He had asked the Burmese authorities to grant him a visa to visit her one last time, but was refused.
Charles knew Mr Aris and the year the scholar died he became patron of the Michael Aris Memorial Trust for Tibetan and Himalayan Studies.
Charles and Ms Suu Kyi have another connection apart from his links to her late husband.
Lord Mountbatten, the prince's great uncle, and the campaigner's father, General Aung San, were involved in important events leading up to Burma's independence from British rule.
As supreme allied commander of South East Asia Lord Mountbatten held negotiations in 1943 with Aung San, Burma's war minister, who switched his country's military allegiance from Japan to Britain and helped the Allies defeat the Japanese in his homeland.
The general went on to play a crucial role in Burma becoming an independent nation before he was assassinated in 1947, months before independence was realised.