Camilla Parker Bowles Wants to Leave Australia – with a Koala!

Charles and Camilla Hold Koalas in Australia
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall hold koalas in Australia
Chris Radburn/PA Wire/ABACA

updated 11/07/2012 at 12:00 PM EST

originally published 11/07/2012 05:00PM

They saved the best for last!

After a long day of speeches, handshakes and wine tastings, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla wrapped up their Diamond Jubilee visit to Melbourne and Adelaide, Australia, with something incredibly cute: two baby koalas!

At a garden party at Adelaide's Government House on Wednesday, the royals each held a 9-month old koala – one named Matilda, the other Kao (short for chaos) – saved by rescue volunteers Warren and Rae Campbell.

Though she met a cuddly kangaroo named Ruby Bloo on Monday in the Australian outback, the Duchess of Cornwall was particularly smitten with the pair of marsupials. According to Clarence House's Storify post about the visit, she wanted to take one home to the U.K.



Camilla's rescue dogs Bluebell and Beth couldn't be reached for comment on that.

Click below to see a video of the koala meet-and-greet!





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