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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall mingle with stars in Barbados - photos

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Sharnaz Shahid
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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were given a warm welcome as they arrived in Barbados to continue their 12-day tour of the Caribbean on Tuesday. Charles, 70, was greeted by well-wishers as they took part in the ceremony marking their visit to the capital of Bridgetown. Charles and Camilla met with Dame Sandra Mason, who as Governor General, is the Queen's representative on the Commonwealth Island, and the country's first woman prime minister Mia Mottley. The pair looked in great spirits as they enjoyed the sunshine.

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Charles, who is set to become a grandfather for the fourth time, honoured Barbados' war dead where he laid a wreath at the National Heroes Square to mark all those Barbadians who paid in the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of peace. The Duchess of Cornwall and crowds nearby watched as the Prince left the floral tribute at the country's Cenotaph in the capital Bridgetown. The hand written note read "In grateful remembrance, Charles".

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In National Heroes Square in the shadow of the parliament building, Charles and Camilla paid tribute to all the Barbadians who paid in the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of peace.

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A short while later, Charles was warmly embraced by the hundreds of well-wishers who had arrived to catch a glimpse of the royal couple.

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Prince Charles also visited the Nidhe Israel Synagogue, which dates from 1654 and is one of the oldest Jewish places of worship in the Americas. Here, he unveiled a plaque and saw the Mikvah, a Jewish ritual bath.

duchess of cornwall Big Lunch event barbados© Photo: PA

Elsewhere, Camilla carried out her own programme of events including attending a Big Lunch event at the Derrick Smith School.

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She then joined a Women of the World meeting.

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prince charles and lionel richie laughing© Photo: Rex

Later on in the day, Charles met with superstar Lionel Richie, who has become the first global ambassador of his Prince's Trust. Richie has supported the Prince's Trust in the past, appearing at a concert in London more than ten years ago. He met the prince at the Coral Reef Club and warmly shook hands with him. After posing for a picture, the singer said: "I'm just looking forward to doing this with you."

prince charles camilla Prime Ministers residence reception© Photo: Getty Images

In the evening, the royal couple were guests at a reception held at the Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley's residence. Both Charles and Camilla each raised a glass as speeches were made at the star-studded event.

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At one point, Camilla and Lionel looked deep in conversation during the reception.

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