Prince Charles played for a few minutes with a baby and showed off his grandfatherly before handing him over to his mother in New Plymouth in New Zealand Tuesday. He and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilia are on an official visit to Australia and New Zealand. The 65-year-old showed off his lighter side as he spoke with the baby and his mother.
His wife has always said how brilliant he is with children. A video released by Clarence House shows the Prince of Wales holding a baby in New Plymouth. “You are not going to do something horrible down my front, are you,” he says to the small child.
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 9, 2015
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 10, 2015
The royal couple bid goodbye after their stay in New Zealand for a week. They arrived at an air force base outside Adelaide for the start of a five-day Australian tour. The British heir to the throne visited the Barossa Valley to taste local food and sample wine.
The heir to the throne had a look of mock alarm as Camilla, smiling held up an eight-inch blade during a visit to the winery. They were looking at a collection of kitchen knives made by cutler Barry Gardner, 61.
Meanwhile, his wife Camilla showed her support for victims of domestic violence by meeting Rosie Batty, who became a campaigner on the issue after her son, Luke, was murdered by his father in 2014. Betty is the Australian of the Year.
After Adelaide, the couple will visit Canberra, Sydney, Albany and Perth in Australia. Charles will celebrate his 67th birthday in the country by having barbecue at Perth’s Cottesloe Beach on Nov. 14.
On Wednesday, Charles and Camilla will attend Memorial Day ceremonies at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Later they will meet Australia’s new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, the former leader of the country’s republican movement.
The couple will wrap up their official visit on Sunday. Prince Charles and Camilla’s tour is the former’s 15th visit to Australia and ninth to New Zealand. It is the Duchess’ second visit to both countries. In 2012, the royal couple visited the country as part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tour.