Governor General Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui has confirmed that the royal family is preparing for the royal visit to the Solomon Islands in September this year.

Delivering his speech to mark the Queen's Birthday celebration at Lawson Tama, Sir Frank Kabui said he had met with the royal family in London, and they are looking forward to the visit.

"I and my wife had had the honor of meeting the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate while in London, they were all aware of the visit to Solomon Islands by Prince William and Kate. The Queen said that Prince William and Kate were new to this part of the World," said Sir Frank.

"Prince William and Kate were simply very excited and Prince William was already anticipating some custom dancing."

Sir Frank Kabui said a joint committee consisting of officials from the Prime Minister's Office and Government house was set up to organize the visit.

Meanwhile more than 10 Solomon Island citizens have been announced as recipients for this years honours and awards at the Queen's Birthday celebrations.