Prince William, Duke of Edinburgh, will visit Beijing, Shanghai, and Yunnan province during an official visit set to begin March 1.

Prince Charles' eldest son will be coming to China alone, as his wife, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant with the couple's second child and due in April.

Reports that this is the first visit to China by a member of the British royal family since 1986 are incorrect. Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Queen Elizabeth's second son, came to Beijing in 2008. Plastered T-shirts' Dominic Johnson-Hill seems to remember the visit fondly. Prince Andrew visited again in 2010, stopping at places including the British School of Beijing, and again in October 2014, for the 10th anniversary of Harrow International School.

Prince William's itinerary for Beijing is not yet known, but we expect the usual: Forbidden City, Great Wall, the classics.

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