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Royals tour Papua New Guinea

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall began a Diamond Jubilee tour in honour of the Queen in Papua New Guinea. They will also tour Australia and New Zealand.

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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.

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