30 Oct 2012

Camilla taking time out before tour

8:10 am on 30 October 2012

The Duchess of Cornwall has checked-in to a holistic retreat in India before a tour of Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea with Prince Charles.

The Daily Mail said she arrived in Bangalore at the weekend and checked-in at the Soukya International Holistic Health Centre.

"The Duchess of Cornwall is on a private holiday. She will fly on to meet up with the Prince of Wales for the start of their Diamond Jubilee tour to PNG, Australia and NZ next weekend," a palace spokesman told the Mail.

AAP reports Camilla is not a fan of long-haul flights. It is believed the couple will meet in Singapore before their arrival at Port Moresby on 3 November.

They reach Australia on 5 November and will visit five states - Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and NSW - and the ACT in six days.

Charles and Camilla then spend six days in New Zealand as part of an official trip representing Queen Elizabeth II on the 60th year of her reign.