The Duchess of Cornwall lost her heart to an orphaned kangaroo joey as Prince Charles and his wife arrived in the Australian Outback.
Camilla stroked the 12-month-old Rooby Blue during a visit to the remote rural settlement of Longreach.
She said: "Oh hello," then "Very friendly. Doesn't it look pretty?
"There's a first time for everything."
The Duchess scratched the Rooby Blue under and then held the animal.
Charles also took an interest and gave the joey a pat on the head as Camilla added: "That's so sweet."
The Prince of Wales also became a bushwhacker for a day, wearing the akubra hat usually worn by rural workers.
And the royal couple visited the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame, a heritage centre remembering cattle pioneers who developed the Outback.
Prince Charles has celebrated his 64th birthday by going behind the scenes at the new Hobbit film.
The Duchess of Cornwall cradled an orphaned kangaroo joey in her arms as the Royal Jubilee tour arrived in the Australian Outback.