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In pictures: Royals visit Japan

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in Japan

Charles and Camilla's visit to Japan is timed to celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations between the country and Britain. They will travel to Brunei next, before the prince goes on to Indonesia alone.

Prince Charles meets wellwishers in Japan

The royal couple were greeted by children waving union jacks when they arrived at Tokyo's National Museum Of Emerging Science And Innovation.

Prince Charles views a humanoid robot in Japan

Once inside, they met Honda's humanoid robot, Asimo. The robot greeted a bemused-looking prince, saying: "Konnichi-wa" - good afternoon - before breaking into a dance routine.

Prince Charles leaves a Space Habitation Module in Japan

Prince Charles was also shown around the university's Space Habitation Module - a mock-up of the international space station.

Prince Charles speaking in Japan

Later, he gave a keynote speech warning against the danger of ignoring the "climate crunch". He said the world needed to move quickly towards a low carbon economy.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in Japan

Charles and Camilla also spent time at Tokyo's Keio University where they met students in traditional dress.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in Japan

The couple were treated to a traditional kendo performance and got a close-up look at one of the fighter's bamboo swords.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in Japan

In the evening, Charles and Camilla were guests of honour at a private dinner at the Imperial Palace, hosted by Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.


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