Prince Charles, Camilla cuddle koalas in Australia

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, got up close and personal with a pair of koalas on Thursday during a trip to Australia.

The heir to the British throne and his wife, who met an orphaned kangaroo named Ruby Blue earlier in the week, each posed with one of the furry creatures in Adelaide.

The koala Charles was holding, named Kao, wriggled around in his arms, according to the Daily Mail, while Camilla's marsupial, Matilda, was much calmer.

On Thursday, the couple also visited a historic winery, where they sampled a 1962 Coonawarra Cabernet Kalimna Shiraz, the Mail reports. The 50-year-old wine reportedly costs $4,000 a bottle.

They also visited Kilkenny Primary School, where they toured student gardens, and made a stop at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School in Melbourne.

Charles and Camilla are on a royal tour marking Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. They began in Papua New Guinea, are currently in Australia and will also visit New Zealand.


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