03/27/2012 at 02:00 PM EDT
When two adorable dogs presented themselves to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in a receiving line in Denmark on Monday, the royal couple did what comes naturally: They leaned in for some puppy time.
The Prince of Wales bid hello to a friendly Jack Russell terrier – a dead ringer for The Artist
– while Camilla, who followed closely behind, patted another lucky pooch.
The couple's Scandinavian tour, a part of the overseas celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, got even sweeter as the pair sampled ice cream at a local creamery and explored picturesque Kronborg Castle, the setting for William Shakespeare's Hamlet