Spend Your Lunch Break Saying G'Day To Prince Charles and Camilla

Oscar Cross
April 6, 2018

They inspected the honour guard and a 21 gun-salute, before taking a more informal stroll through the botanic gardens, where the crowd built up after earlier heavy showers kept people away.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are set to officially begin their royal tour of Australia tomorrow when they land in Queensland to commence engagements supporting the Commonwealth Games.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is hoping thousands of locals will turn out to catch a glimpse of the pair.

This afternoon, Charles and Camilla will visit the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, then head to the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games' opening ceremony.

But around 2000 cheering Brisbanites gave the heir to the throne - who may or may not one day be king of Australia - the welcome that showed there is still support for the monarchy in Australia.

However, nearly on cue the rain cleared up and even a few rays of Queensland sunshine managed to struggle through as the royal couple arrived and began to greet those gathered. "I'm shaking. The Prince's were chunky".

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

"[Charles] said, "So do I", she added.

Juliet Rieden, The Australian Women's Weekly's editor-at-large and royal correspondent, is now on tour with Charles and Camilla in Queensland as the royal couple attend various events as part of their commitment to opening the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

It comes at an important time for the British monarchy, with republican sentiment gaining traction in Australia.

"It is very disrespectful to Prince Charles himself, and as a nation, to say we were happy with your mother reigning over us for 80 years but we don't want you at all".

Prince Charles and Camilla will also visit Bundaberg and Cairns during their Queensland tour, before flying to Vanuatu and Darwin ahead of their departure home next week.

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