Sultan Abdullah with Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. (Istana Negara pic)

LONDON: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has held a meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at his official residence, the Lambeth Palace.

The half-an-hour meeting among others was to exchange views on the multi-cultural and multi-religious society in Malaysia and Britain.

Sultan Abdullah was then given a tour inside the palace including the Great Hall, which is part of the Lambeth Palace Library and the Guard Room, where soldiers gathered and stored their weapons during the time when the Archbishop had his own private army.

The Archbishop of Canterbury is the principal leader of the Church of England.

The Lambeth Palace Library houses the largest collection of Christian books outside of the Vatican.

Sultan Abdullah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah are currently in the UK on a special visit till Dec 16.

They are scheduled to attend a luncheon hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace today.


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