Prince William is scheduled to visit China and Japan in early 2015 at the request of Her Majesty's Government, Kensington Palace has confirmed. However, the Duke of Cambridge will making this a solo official visit as his wife Kate Middleton will not travel due to her pregnancy.

Prince William
Prince William will travel to the two countries alone 

William is set to spend approximately three days in each country from late February to early March, visiting major cities including, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai. This will be the most high-profile visit to China since Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were guests of the country in 1986.

During the 32 year-old royal's visit, he will discuss U.K.-Japan relations, commerce and cultural exchange and help promote the prevention of illegal trade in wildlife parts.

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While in China, he will also officially open the GREAT Festival of Creativity at Shanghai's Long Museum, which is a campaign that "aims to give over 500 of Britain's most innovative businesses the opportunity to reach potential Chinese partners and demonstrate how British creativity can help businesses innovate and grow," his office said in a statement.

Before travelling to these two nations, Prince William along with his wife Kate will be visiting the US in December for three days. As previously reported, any journalists wanting to cover the royal couple's trip to New York City will have to abide by their strict dress code.

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"Smart attire for men includes the wearing of a jacket and tie, and for women a trouser or skirt suit. Those wearing jeans or trainers will not be admitted and casually dressed members of the media will be turned away," the statement added. "This also applies to technicians."