The Prince of Wales has been barred from indulging in one of Hong Kong's most famous tourist experiences. A request to ride on a tram has been scrapped for 'logistical reasons'. Plans were under way for the prince to ride from Central to Admiralty on a tram featuring a British Council advertisement, but security and traffic complications put an end to the arrangement. British Council spokesman Renee Fok Yue-yun said yesterday the plan was scrapped because it would pose too high a security risk. Traffic on the day of the handover would also prove problematic, she said. The Prince of Wales' schedule was finalised yesterday, and the Discovery Bay girl-turned-Princess Alexandra of Denmark jets into the territory this morning with husband Joachim. All have hectic itineraries. Prince Charles is set to arrive at Kai Tak at 1.15 pm on Saturday to be greeted by Governor Chris Patten who will accompany him as he boards the Royal Yacht Britannia. A Queen's Birthday reception will be held at Government House in the early evening, followed by a dinner party on the Britannia. He will also watch troops beating retreat at 10.30 pm that night and the following night at the Central heliport by Britannia. On Sunday, Prince Charles will attend two investiture ceremonies at Government House. Another party will be held aboard the Britannia that night. Guests will include the Danish prince and princess. Prince Charles' Monday will start with a visit to the new British Council building. Staff at the council are 'sprucing up the furniture and lightbulbs' in anticipation of his 20-minute visit, spokesman Ms Fok said. Guests will include council staff, former Governor Lord Wilson and urban and regional councillors. The prince will then visit the British Trade Commission in the same Admiralty building, where he will be greeted by Senior British Trade Commissioner Francis Cornish, soon to be British Consul-General, and will present 40 British study scholarships. With only hours to spare before the handover ceremony, the prince will visit the Community English Language Laboratory in Taikoo Shing. Following the handover ceremony, together with outgoing Governor Chris Patten, he will beat his own retreat into the darkness aboard the Britannia shortly after midnight.