Burmese pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi is starting a four-day visit to the UK, it will be the first time in 24 years that she has visited the country.
The Nobel laureate will meet Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague during her stay, before addressing Parliament on Thursday.
Ms Suu Kyi will spend her 67th birthday in London and Oxford, the city where she lived in the early 1980s with her late husband, academic Michael Aris and their sons Alexander and Kim.
On Wednesday the Burmese opposition leader, who spent much of the last 21 years under house arrest in her native country, will be presented with an honorary degree by Oxford University and is due to address the Oxford Union.
She arrived in the UK last night from the Republic of Ireland, where she met the country's president and U2 singer Bono, who presented her with Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience award.
On receiving the award Ms Suu Kyi said: "this award is to remind me that 24 years ago, I took on duties from which I have never been relieved."