The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will kick off a 13-day tour of the southern hemisphere to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee with a visit to Papua New Guinea today.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are scheduled to touch down at PNG's capital Port Moresby this evening, to be greeted by traditional dancers and a 21-gun salute.
The pair will spend the next three days touring in and around the capital, visiting a nearby village and participating in an ecumenical church service and cultural display in Port Moresby.
It will be Charles' fourth visit to the Pacific island nation since his first trip there as a schoolboy in 1966.
It will be the Duchess of Cornwall's first visit to PNG.
The royal couple leave PNG on Monday for Australia.
Charles is expected to celebrate his 64th birthday in New Zealand on November 14.