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Businesses hope for boost from royal visit to Singapore

12 September 2012 Last updated at 01:10 BST

Do the royals make good brand promoters?

That's something Singapore is about to find out, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visiting the island state as part of a tour commemorating the Queen's diamond jubilee year.

A good portion of their time here is being spent with British related business and helping promote the UK.

The BBC's Sharanjit Leyl reports.