Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN) - Several fans of British Prince William and Catherine Middleton were left on cloud nine after they managed to shake hands with the famous British couple.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with their ardent fans during their cultural walkabout at KLCC Park in Malaysia.
Immunobiology masters student, Iris Goh, 24, said she would never wash her hand after shaking William and Catherine's hands.
"I am so in love with them, I have an album full of William's pictures since he was a baby. I first admired Diana and then her two sons.
"Now, I hope that Will and Kate will produce a baby for me to collect a new album," she said.
Australian expatriate Jason Harrington was thrilled that he managed to have a short conversation with William, who had paused to shake his hand.
"I told him that he looked really handsome today. And he smiled, and asked where I was from," he said, adding that William looked "impressed" when he said he hailed from Australia.
Harrington said he had made it a point to tell the Duke that he looked handsome, as the "spotlight was always on Catherine", William's much-admired fashionable wife.
Yesterday, the tranquil KLCC Park transformed into a rock concert arena of sorts when the royal couple arrived to the thrilled screams of thousands of people.
The Duke and Duchess seemed relaxed and affable, taking their time to greet those in front, as well as accepting the thousands of camera flashes without turning a hair.
Many had arrived around two hours before the royal pair arrived at around 10.45 a.m., as they wanted to get the best spot possible.
They were treated to various cultural performances including a silat demonstration, traditional Malay, Chinese, Indian and East Malaysian dances and a "Joget 1Malaysia" medley as well as a fashion show featuring Malaysian batik.