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Papua New Guinea: Day Two

4th November 2012

The Prince of Wales makes a speech during a visit to The Sir John Guise Stadium

The Prince of Wales makes a speech during a visit to The Sir John Guise Stadium

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall spent their first full day in Papua New Guinea today, having arrived on Saturday evening after a long day of travelling.

The Duchess of Cornwall received an unexpected token of affection from an admirer when she visited a Papua New Guinea village today - a kiss.

Jenny Lohia gave Her Royal Highness a peck on the cheek when she placed a necklace of valuable shells around The Duchess' neck as a welcoming present to the coastal settlement of Boera.

The Duchess proudly wore the piece that featured a large mother of pearl shell while The Prince of Wales was handed a similar gift which had two highly prized boar tusks.

Earlier in the day, The Prince endeared himself to the nation when he spoke in Pidgin English, describing himself as The Queen's pikinini in a speech to thousands at a cultural welcoming ceremony for the royal couple at the Sir John Guise Stadium. The Prince referred to his Pidgin name "nambawan pikinini bilong misis kwin" - the number one child belonging to Mrs Queen - to cheers and applause.

Ms Lohia, a 24-year-old clerk who works for a liquid natural gas company, was dressed in a sago leaf skirt and body paintings when she made the presentation to The Duchess.

She said afterwards: "She was happy when I kissed her. I just gave her a kiss because it was the first time I had seen her and Charles.

"I'm so proud of myself for giving her that kiss - it's one in a million. "I feel so proud of my village, they could have gone anywhere but they came here."

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