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Prince Charles in the outback

Prince Charles arrives at Alice Springs Airport on Tuesday

Prince Charles arrived at Alice Springs Airport on Tuesday on the second day of his five-day, five-city tour of Australia.

The prince meets members of the Royal Flying Doctor Service

The prince met members of the Royal Flying Doctor Service at the start of his brief visit to the central Australian outback.

Prince Charles was greeted at the airport by six Aboriginal women from the Arrente tribe in Papunya

Charles was greeted at the airport by six bare-breasted Aboriginal women from the Arrente tribe in Papunya.

A female member of the Arrente tribe

He was treated to a traditional "Tjukurrapa Paiya" dance by women of the Arrente tribe.

The Prince of Wales waves at waiting fans

The Prince of Wales waves an ochre-stained hand, gained from shaking hands with the women, at waiting fans.

Local artist Barbara Weir showed Charles her work at Desert Park

Local artist Barbara Weir showed Charles her work when they met at Desert Park, in the Australian outback.

The prince could not be persuaded to eat a live witchetty grub

The prince was shown a selection of bush tucker but could not be persuaded to eat a live witchetty grub.

Prince Charles looks at an eco-friendly bush toilet, or dunny

Photographers told Prince Charles to make sure he flushed when he looked at an eco-friendly bush "dunny".

Prince Charles failed to show at a stag party held for him at Bojangles, Alice Springs

Prince Charles failed to show at a stag party at Bojangles, Alice Springs, held in honour of his forthcoming marriage.




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