6 Nov 2012

Charles and Camilla to be at Cup

10:45 am on 6 November 2012

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will be at the Melbourne Cup as part of a six-day tour of Australia.

The couple arrived in Melbourne on Monday night and will inspect the race track at Flemington before the big race.

The Duchess will present the winner of the race with the cup, while the Prince will award a trophy to the winner of the next event, the Diamond Jubilee Plate.

It is Camilla's first visit to Australia. They arrived at Longreach, Queensland on Monday after a visit to Papua New Guinea.