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Prince celebrates 64th birthday

Prince Charles has celebrated his 64th birthday at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand with 64 others who were also born on this day. He is in New Zealand as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour.

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Baby kangaroo steals Camilla's heart

Camilla meets Carley Walker who holds a baby kangaroo In the outback Queensland town of Longreach. Credit: Reuters

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.

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