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Charles and Camilla continue Papua New Guinea tour

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have been visiting Papua New Guinea as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour.

The royal couple arrived at the Sir John Guise Stadium in the capital of Port Moresby to a cheering crowd of 5,000.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are driven on the back of a truck visit Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

After an open air church service Charles presented new colours to the Royal Pacific Islands Regiment.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall meet dancers dressed in traditional dress Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

During a speech to the crowds Charles spoke in Pidgin English and said: "I bring you greetings from Her Majesty the Queen of Papua New Guinea and from all my family members during this celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen. Was my Pidgin correct?"

"This is a great day and a magnificent spectacle. We are gathered here to celebrate the Queen's 60 years of service to others.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall during a visit to Boera village in Papua New Guinea Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"I know how honoured Her Majesty is to be your Queen, a title borne by her with immense pride and renewed by the people of this great country upon independence in 1975."

Thousands of school children paraded into the stadium for the royals.

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Prince and Duchess try Papua New Guinea village life

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are to experience Papua New Guinea village life as part of their tour to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.

Charles and Camilla will travel to the coastal settlement of Boera to see how people live and keep their traditions alive.

They will tour craft stalls and watch a war dance before the Prince and Duchess will learn about conservation work to preserve coastal mangrove forests and plant saplings to highlight the project.

Cheers greet Charles and Camilla on royal tour

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were draped with garlands of flowers as they arrived in Papua New Guinea.

The welcome for the royals was one of contrasts with Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and his wife waiting at one end of a long red carpet, while at the other were local schoolchildren in tribal dress performing a hiri dance - used to welcome traders to a village.

Jessie David, a bare-breasted 15-year-old wearing a pandanas leaf skirt, body paint and a headdress made of bird of paradise feathers, was given the honour of placing the orchid flowers on the shoulders of the royals.

Charles and Camilla arrive in Papua New Guinea

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are on a two week tour. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall began their Diamond Jubilee tour in Papua New Guinea.

Charles and Camilla - who were draped with garlands of flowers - were cheered by crowds when they stepped off their plane in the capital Port Moresby.

The royal couple are touring Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand over the next two weeks in celebration of the Queen's historic milestone.

Camilla makes maiden antipodean voyage

Camilla will be making her first trip to Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand, in a private or public capacity, when the royal couple's Jubilee tour begins on Saturday.

Charles, a seasoned traveller, has visited the southern hemisphere nations many times.

He represented the Queen at Papua New Guinea's independence ceremony on September 16, 1975.

In a message to the country's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and the Governor General, Sir Michael Ogio, sent last month, he said:

"We are both greatly looking forward to experiencing the wonderful, culture and hospitality of Papua New Guinea, which I remember so well from my previous visits all those years ago."

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