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A welcome kiss for Camilla in PNG

The Duchess of Cornwall received an unexpected token of affection from an admirer when she visited a Papua New Guinea village - a kiss.

Jenny Lohia gave Camilla a peck on the cheek when she placed a necklace of valuable shells around the royal's neck as a welcoming present to the coastal settlement of Boera.

The Duchess proudly wore the piece that featured a large mother of pearl shell while the Prince of Wales was handed a similar gift which had two highly prized boar tusks.

Earlier in the day Charles endeared himself to the nation when he spoke in Pidgin English, describing himself as the Queen's pikinini in a speech to thousands at a cultural welcoming ceremony for the royal couple.

Charles referred to his Pidgin name "nambawan pikinini bilong misis kwin" - the number one child belonging to Mrs Queen - to cheers and applause.

Ms Lohia, a 24-year-old clerk who works for a liquid natural gas company, was topless and dressed in a sago leaf skirt and body paintings when she made the presentation to the Duchess.

She afterwards: "She was happy when I kissed her. I just gave her a kiss because it was the first time I had seen her and Charles.

"I'm so proud of myself for giving her that kiss - it's one in a million.

"I feel so proud of my village, they could have gone anywhere but they came here."

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