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  • 7 November 2012, 14:27

Charles And Camilla Cuddle Koalas On Jubilee Tour

The Duchess of Cornwall has been left smitten after she cradled Matilda, a nine-month-old koala, on a visit to Adelaide.

Camilla joked that she wanted to take the furry marsupial back with her to the UK.

The Prince of Wales was more pragmatic when he came face to face with another koala, four-year-old Kao, and made light of the species' reputation for weak bladders.

"Something ominous will run down," Prince Charles said, as he was handed Kao.

As the royal couple was presented with the koalas, Camilla said to Charles: "You take the big one, darling."

The royal couple are on two-week overseas Diamond Jubilee tour on behalf of the Queen. The trip started in Papua New Guinea before Australia and will continue on to New Zealand.

It is Camilla's first visit to the region.

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