Charles and Camilla’s visit Down Under

By Mariam Digges

Charles and Camilla’s visit Down Under
The Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will be setting a cracking pace when they arrive in Australia next month to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Clarence House has divulged details of the jam-packed itinerary of Charles and Camilla’s three-day Aussie tour, before they head to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. 

From official diamond jubilee receptions across the country, to meeting with surf lifesaving volunteers at Bondi Beach, to visiting primary school students in Adelaide, to attendance at the Melbourne Cup; you can view the full royal schedule below:

Monday 5 November

A Welcome to Country by Indigenous custodians

The Prince of Wales names a new aircraft for the Royal Flying Doctor Service at the QANTAS Museum, Longreach

Visit to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame

Participation in the Diamond Jubilee Community BBQ in Longreach

Tuesday 6 November

Charles to meet tapestry makers at Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne

Charles to meet young members Cricket Victoria’s ‘Harmony’ programme for migrant and Indigenous communities at the Melbourne Cricket Ground 

Charles and Camilla to attend Melbourne Cup

Charles to attend the Housing Melbourne Symposium on sustainable urbanism at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

The Duchess of Cornwall attends Osteoporosis Australia event at Government House, Melbourne

Wednesday 7 November

Charles and Camilla attend a youth performing arts showcase at Kilkenny Primary School, Adelaide

Charles and Camilla to attend South Australia’s Food and Wine Industry at Penfolds Vineyard, Adelaide

Diamond Jubilee Reception, Government House

Thursday 8 November

Charles meets with local residents, and heritage workers in a walk through Richmond, Tasmania

The Duchess of Cornwall attends Tasmanian Rural Women function in Richmond, Tasmania

Charles visits sheep shearing and wool classing during a visit to a sheep stud in Sorrell, Tasmania

Charles attends Antarctic and Marine Research programmes, Hobart

Visit to Salamanca Place

Diamond Jubilee Reception at Princes Wharf

Friday, 9 November 

Meet with Australian Defense Force, recently returned from active service

Charles and Camilla attend the Australian Wool industry at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney

Charles visits NSW lifesavers and volunteers at a reception at Icebergs Club, Bondi Beach

Charles joins NRL football stars for a discussion with high school students participating in the National Rugby League’s “Dream Believe Achieve” programme for Indigenous young people at the Bondi Surf Bathers’ Lifesaving Club

The Duchess of Cornwall accepts Colonel in Chief of the Royal Australian Corps of Military Police, Victoria Barracks Sydney

Saturday November 10

The Duchess of Cornwall attending a women’s reception at Government House

Their Royal Highnesses officially naming Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Canberra

Official meetings with the Governor-General, Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition

Wreath-laying at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra on the eve of Remembrance Day, at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Arrive in New Zealand

Sunday November 11

Visit Auckland

Monday November 12

Meets with film director Peter Jackson on the set of where the Lord of the Rings special effects were made, while also being given a world exclusive sneak peek at his new film, The Hobbit.

November 13-16

Prince and Duchess will spend this time sightseeing in private


Prince and Duchess to celebrate Charles’ 64th birthday 

November 16

Charles and Camilla survey progress of post earthquake Christchurch


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