As the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall depart New Zealand, they head onto Australia where they have a very busy itinerary to fill, starting in the capital city – Canberra.
Wednesday will start bright and early for the royal couple as they arrived at Fairbairn airport; before heading straight to the national Remembrance Day ceremony, which this year marks the 97th anniversary since the end of World War I.
People who are hoping to catch a glimpse of Charles and Camilla have been advised that their visit to the Australian War Memorial might be the only opportunity, as most of the other events are closed to the public.
After the remembrance service, the Duchess of Cornwall will then travel off to the French Black Truffles of Canberra in the pristine Majura Valley.
Camilla is expected to trek through a paddock watching dogs and pigs hunt for truffles, which will prove to one of the highlights of the couple’s visit.
One of Canberra’s top chefs, Damian Brabender?, will be at hand to show Camilla how to cook with truffles. This wont be the first time he has been in royal company, having previously met the Queen and Prince Charles.
Mr Brabender is excited at the prospect of highlighting Canberra’s famous food sources to a wider audience. He said: “People sit down on their couches and watch TV cooking shows in Spain and France but don’t realise we have a food experience that is just as good, if not better, and it’s just 10 minutes down the road.”
Meanwhile, Prince Charles will visit the National Museum of Australia which preserves Australia’s social history, explores key issues, people and events that have shaped the history of the nation.
To continue the heir to the throne’s busy day, he and Camilla will both plant trees at the National Arboretum.
Stephen Alegria, executive manager of the arboretum, said each would plant a freefall pin oak, which is one of Canberra’s most famous trees. They will be the first to be planted on the redeveloped ground.
He continued: “It’s just a really great opportunity to showcase the arboretum and it’s a privilege for them to want to visit the arboretum, so we’re very happy to host them.”
To finish off their busy day, the Prince and Duchess will spend the afternoon at Government House, where they will meet Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull alongside Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
The meeting with the Australian Prime Minister comes just a week after the staunch republican scrapped Knight and Damehoods from the country, despite the honours only just being reintroduced by former PM Tony Abbott.