In Pictures: Warm welcome for Charles and Camilla as royals head Down Under

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are visiting Australia, where Charles will launch the Commonwealth Games on behalf of the Queen.

The visit began with the usual formalities - Charles inspected military personnel during the ceremonial welcome at Old Government House in Brisbane (Steve Parsons/PA)
The visit began with the usual formalities - Charles inspected military personnel during the ceremonial welcome at Old Government House in Brisbane (Steve Parsons/PA)
The prince took the time to chat to those on parade (Steve Parsons/PA)
The prince inspects the troops (Steve Parsons/PA)
The Prince of Wales and  Duchess of Cornwall sign the visitors' book at Old Government House (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall sign the visitors' book at Old Government House (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
The royals meet Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire)
The royals meet Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire)
Then it was on to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane, where staff were eagerly awaiting the royal visitors (Phil Noble/PA)
They also visited Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane, where staff were eagerly awaiting the royals (Phil Noble/PA)
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital (Phil Noble/PA)
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital (Phil Noble/PA)
Charles chats to Abigail Head, a Juiced TV star and hospital patient, and Philippa Russell, founder of Juiced TV (Phil Noble/PA)
Charles chats to Abigail Head, a Juiced TV star and hospital patient, and Philippa Russell, founder of Juiced TV (Phil Noble/PA)
Juiced TV is an Australian venture that sees young patients produce TV shows in hospital  (Phil Noble/PA)
Juiced TV is an Australian venture that sees young patients produce TV shows in hospital (Phil Noble/PA)
The Prince of Wales puts his painting skills to the test (Phil Noble/PA)
The Prince of Wales puts his painting skills to the test (Phil Noble/PA)
Camilla and Charles donned aprons to take part in a cooking activity at the hospital (Phil Noble/PA)
Camilla and Charles donned aprons to take part in a cooking activity at the hospital (Phil Noble/PA)
The Duchess of Cornwall meets crowds during a walkabout through the Botanical Gardens in Brisbane (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
The Duchess of Cornwall meets crowds during a walkabout through the Botanical Gardens in Brisbane (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
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