The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall have been going non-stop since they landed in South-East Asia on Tuesday so it’s not surprising they looked a little travel worn when they touched down in Brunei overnight.
The royal pair were greeted by children of Gurkha soldiers, who perform a traditional welcome with malla garlands before and later attended a traditional Gurkha reception at Edinburgh Palace with military families.
Both Charles and Camilla seemed to perk up a bit once they had enjoyed some food and drinks and later sat down with the Sultan of Brunei and his wife.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrive in #Brunei and attend a Gurkha reception at Edinburgh Palace.TRH are greeted by children of Gurkha soldiers who perform a traditional welcome with malla garlands! . . . #RoyalVisitBrunei #Welcome #ThePrinceofWales #TheDuchessOfCornwall #Gurkha ? PA
Speaking with Her Majesty Raja Isteri, Camilla commented that she and Charles had been throwing themselves into the gruelling schedule over the week.
“Every day, we’re non-stop!” she was overheard saying.
On arrival at Istana Nural Iman, Their Royal Highnesses were greeted by His Majesty The Sultan and Her Majesty Raja Isteri.The Duchess and Her Majesty sat down and spoke about the Commonwealth tour schedule. Responding to questions from Her Majesty Raja Isteri, The Duchess explained she was keen to make the most of their short time in Brunei. . . . #RoyalVisitBrunei #Brunei #TheDuchessofCornwall #TheSultan
The Duke and Duchess have already have already visited Singapore and Malaysia and will next head to India.
Earlier in the week they surprised royal watchers by sharing a rare public smooch in front of the cameras after landing in Singapore.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall began their third day in Singapore in the nearby colourful, bustling, covered market of Tiong Bahru where they surprised morning shoppers buying fruit and vegetables, fish and household goods. An energetic performance of the Xiong Sheng Dragon and Lion Dance troupe welcomed the royal couple when they arrived, and Their Royal Highnesses took good luck scrolls from the mouths of two dragons. . . . #RoyalVisitSG #Singapore #Market #Culture #ThePrinceofWales #TheDuchessofCornwall #PrinceofWales
The pair flew on seperate planes to the bustling city and Charles couldn’t resist planting a kiss on his wife when he saw her again.
The royal family is usually rather discreet when it comes to public displays of affection, but it seems the Duke and Duchess didn’t mind one bit.