Camilla dazzles as she dons a pink tunic and goes barefoot on the beach

Junie Sihlangu
Apr 05, 2018
07:49 A.M.
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Duchess Camilla really let her hair down during an outing with her husband. She was seen wearing casual wear at a beach as she walked on the sand.


According to 9 News, Camilla was at Broadbeach to open a commemorative Commonwealth walkway. Prince Charles couldn’t help but join her even though he was dressed in a suit.

The Duchess of Cornwall kicked off her shoes to feel the sand between her toes at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. Despite being in a suit, tie and loafers, the Prince followed his wife down to the ocean.

The Royal couple was then treated to a demonstration by local nippers. They also visited the Commonwealth Games athletes' village with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy.


Camilla and Charles were accused of looking bored at the opening ceremony yesterday. But Gold Coast Games boss, Peter Beattie, attributed this to jet lag.

Camilla was seen taking part in a quick match of table tennis with Lucy against Australian boxers Caitlin Parker and Anja Stridsman. She then tried playing pool while Charles took up a table tennis bat against a young athlete from Tuvalu.

The games room at the village was just one stop on the tour which drew a huge crowd of athletes and volunteers. Camilla wore a pink knee-length top patterned with white triangles at the shoulders and a white scarf for the outing.


She showed more of her fun side shortly after the Royal couple's arrival as they posed for a photo with a statue of Games mascot, Borobi. The Prince received a pin from volunteer Rissa Utara upon the pair's arrival.

The village co-mayor Mark Stockman took on the role of tour guide. Charles spent time talking with the yellow-shirted volunteers, praising them for their hard work and dedication to the Games.


His wife was also popular with athletes and volunteers during the visit. She accepted soft toy koalas which she clipped to her scarf.


"They're the first people to take one," volunteer Cheyenne Wickert said after gifting some koalas to the Prince and Camilla. The Duke and Duchess also visited the dining hall.

They stopped for photos with the English women's hockey team before sampling a fruit platter with Beattie, the Turnbulls, and Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise Martin.


Australian beach volleyballer, Taliqua Clancy, was one of the athletes who managed to get a selfie with Camilla before talking to Charles. The Duchess joined Malcolm and track and field star, Usain Bolt, in posing at the village.

A sudden downpour failed to put off the Royals, who braved the rain to visit a prosthetics workshop at the village. The couple met with para-athletes at the workshop with Australian chef de mission Steve Moneghetti greeting the Prince.

"Is this where you come for a new knee or hip?" Charles joked on his arrival making reference to his father, Prince Philip's, hip operation. He then joined Malcolm out of the rain for an official meet and greet.

Then the Royal couple continued their day on the Gold Coast.