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Britain's Prince Charles welcomed the Dalai Lama to his home

May 24, 2008

Cheers (UK)
May 22, 2008

The Tibetan exile is in the UK on an 11 day visit to highlight human
rights abuse in his home country and spent an hour with the prince at
Clarence House.
Britain's Prince Charles welcomed the Dalai Lama to his home
yesterday (22.05.08).

The Tibetan exile is in the UK on an 11 day visit to highlight human
rights abuse in his home country and spent an hour with the prince at
Clarence House.

It is not the first time the pair have met, following private
meetings in 1999 and 2001, and at a reception Charles held for the
Tibetan community in 2004, which the monk attended.

A spokesperson for the prince wouldn't comment on his discussions
with the monk except to say they concerned "spiritual issues".

A royal source said: "The Dalai Lama specifically requested that he
meet the prince while he is over here and of course he was delighted to."

Matt Whitticase, of the Free Tibet Campaign praised the prince,
saying:"Prince Charles has always been a steadfast supporter of
Tibet, not just as a friend of the Dalai Lama but through his work
for political prisoners."

Yesterday (21.05.08), it was revealed the Dalai Lama had not been
invited to meet with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

He is reportedly wary of offending Chinese officials following
protests against the Beijing Olympics last month.

Both Brown's predecessors, Tony Blair and John Major, met the
spiritual leader during their terms at 10 Downing Street.
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