Diamond Jubilee: Charles and Camilla on Papua New Guinea tour

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive into Jackson's International Airport in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea The couple are visiting Papua New Guinea as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have been welcomed to Papua New Guinea as they begin their tour to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Prince Charles and his wife were draped with garlands of flowers and cheered by crowds when they stepped off their plane in the capital, Port Moresby.

The royal couple were also welcomed by the prime minister and schoolchildren.

They are touring the country, as well as Australia and New Zealand, in honour of the Queen's 60-year reign.

Charles and Camilla met Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, his wife Lynda Babao and other senior dignitaries when they stepped on to the red carpet.

They were also greeted by local schoolchildren in tribal dress who performed a hiri dance, used to welcome traders to a village.

Jessie David, a 15-year-old wearing a pandanas leaf skirt, body paint and a headdress made of bird of paradise feathers, was given the honour of placing the orchid flowers on the shoulders of the royals.

The Queen began celebrations to mark her Diamond Jubilee in June with four days of public celebrations.

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