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Prince Charles and Camilla at the Melbourne Cup

6 November 2012 Last updated at 16:40 GMT

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have had a flutter on the races at the Melbourne Cup.

The Duchess is thought to have described the day as a "treat" for her.

The Royal couple are on a two-week tour of Commonwealth countries, having already visited Papua New Guinea, they will go on to New Zealand when they leave Australia.

Peter Hunt reports.