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Royal couple set to arrive in Papua New Guinea

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will be afforded a special welcome when they begin a tour of Papua New Guinea on Saturday.

The royal couple will arrive in the capital Port Moresby and be greeted by the Prime Minister, a 21-gun salute fired by the Papua New Guinea Defence Force, and a guard of honour.

Prince Charles and Camilla begin Jubilee overseas tour

A drummer performs for Prince Charles and Camilla in London before the trip. Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are to begin a Diamond Jubilee tour in honour of the Queen in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand in a two-week trip.

Charles and Camilla's celebration of her 60-year reign will include a traditional Aussie barbecue with outback sheep farmers and time with race goers at the Melbourne Cup.

They will also be given a sneak preview of the film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by director Peter Jackson.

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