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I could be lost for words in Australia: Prince Charles

By Tony Jones

Published 07/11/2015

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall talk to All Blacks captain Richie McCaw
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall talk to All Blacks captain Richie McCaw
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall greet Dan Carter
The New Zealand team parade the Webb Ellis trophy

The Prince of Wales has told the Rugby World Cup-winning All Blacks that his forthcoming trip to Australia poses a problem - he does not know what to tell the losing Aussies when he meets them next week.

Charles and Camilla congratulated New Zealand's all-conquering team and their captain Richie McCaw before their massive victory parade through the capital, Wellington.

The New Zealand team made history when they became the first nation to win successive World Cup titles after beating arch-rivals Australia in a thrilling final at Twickenham last weekend.

With the players standing behind him, Prince Charles was invited to say a few words and joked: "Ladies and gentlemen, we just travelled 11,683 miles to come here to congratulate the best rugby team in the world.

"But, ladies and gentlemen, what the hell am I going to say to the Aussies next week?"

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