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In Pictures: Warm welcome for Charles and Camilla as royals head Down Under

The couple have begun a seven-day tour of Australia.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are visiting Australia, where Charles launched the Commonwealth Games on behalf of the Queen.

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The visit began with the usual formalities - Charles inspected military personnel during the ceremonial welcome at Old Government House in Brisbane (Steve Parsons/PA)
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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall sign the visitors' book at Old Government House (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
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The royals meet Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire)
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Then it was on to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, where staff were eagerly awaiting the royal visitors (Phil Noble/PA)
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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (Phil Noble/PA)
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Charles chats to Abigail Head, a Juiced TV star and hospital patient, and Philippa Russell, founder of Juiced TV (Phil Noble/PA)
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Juiced TV is an Australian venture that sees young patients produce TV shows in hospital (Phil Noble/PA)
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The Prince of Wales puts his painting skills to the test (Phil Noble/PA)
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Camilla and Charles donned aprons to take part in a cooking activity at the hospital (Phil Noble/PA)
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The Duchess of Cornwall meets crowds during a walkabout through the Botanical Gardens in Brisbane (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
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2018 Commonwealth Games – Opening Ceremony
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2018 Commonwealth Games – Opening Ceremony
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Royal visit to Australia – Day One
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2018 Commonwealth Games – Opening Ceremony
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Royal visit to Australia – Day One

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