Charles and Camilla attend Australian remembrance service

Camilla and Charles walk past a wall of poppies in Canberra. Credit: APTV

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have attended a Armistice Day service in Australia at the start of a day of commemorations.

Charles and Camilla joined Australian officials at the ceremony in the capital, Canberra, honouring those who died in war.

Charles attends the ceremony during heavy rain. Credit: APTV

A commemorative address was delivered by author and historian Jackie Higgins, the first time this had ever been carried out by an indigenous person.

More than 400,000 Australian men enlisted during the First World War, of which over 60,000 were killed and more than 150,000 wounded, gassed or taken prisoner.

The royals are due to meet Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull later, as they continue their tour of the country.