Britain's Prince Charles wraps up Australia visit

2015-11-15 16:50
File: AFP

File: AFP

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Sydney - Britain's Prince Charles and wife Camilla wrapped up their tour of Australia and New Zealand in Perth Sunday, attending a church service with prayers for victims of the Paris attacks.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, who have been touring Australia for six days, joined hundreds of parishioners at St George Cathedral in Western Australia's capital in the morning.

Charles on Saturday spoke of the "total horror" of the Paris attacks as he led a crowd at a beach barbecue event in a minute's silence for the victims.

The heir to the throne, an admirer of heritage architecture, later officially opened several 140-year-old state buildings near the cathedral, which have been converted into a hotel, restaurants and shops.

"For quite a large part of my life, I've tried to help find new uses for historic buildings," he said.

"So many of them convert brilliantly for other uses, so I'm thrilled to see this building being put to such wonderful use."

The couple concluded their visit at the State War Memorial in Kings Park, days after attending a Remembrance Day ceremony in Canberra.

Charles' time in Australia was marked by revived debate about whether the country's citizens were ready to dump the monarchy, particularly after staunch republican Malcolm Turnbull became prime minister.

Turnbull, who ousted fervent royalist Tony Abbott in a party coup in mid-September, recently removed knights and dames from Australia's national honours system, calling it "not appropriate" in the modern age.

Read more on:    prince charles  |  malcolm turnbull  |  uk  |  australia

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.