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Clarence House confirm that the Duchess of Cornwall will join her husband in Australia for Commonwealth Games

Clarence House has confirmed that the Duchess of Cornwall will join her husband in Australia in April as the couple attend the Commonwealth Games.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Australia on Wednesday 4th April by conducting engagements in Brisbane.

The future King and Queen will represent The Queen at the opening of the XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

The couple will visit Brisbane and the Gold Coast together from 4th – 6th April; before Camilla departs back to the UK.

Prince Charles will continue his tour of Australia to Queensland and the Northern Territory, with his visit concluding on Tuesday 10th April.

There was some uncertainty surrounding whether the Duchess of Cornwall will be attending the Commonwealth Games this year

The Prince of Wales and the Earl of Wessex were confirmed to be attending the games a few months ago, however, nothing was mentioned of the Duchess.

Queensland Premier ­Annastacia Palaszczuk invited both the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to attend the event in March 2017.

It is known that Camilla isn’t a fan of long-haul travel, and only recently returned from a tour of Asia.

This is The Prince of Wales’s 16th visit to Australia, and The Duchess of Cornwall’s 3rd.

Prince Charles has attended the Commonwealth Games seven times. He last opened the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games on behalf of The Queen alongside the then Indian President Pratibha Patil. The Queen, as patron, declared the Glasgow 2014 Games open.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall last visited Queensland in 2012 during a stopover in Longreach.

More recently, the Duke of York has visited Australia, conducting a two-week tour of the nation.

Prince Edward will also be attending the Commonwealth Games in his capacity as Vice Patron of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

In total, 70 Commonwealth nations and territories will be taking part in the games with the sporting action getting underway on April 4.

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