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Prince Charles and Camilla arrive back in the UK ahead of royal baby's birth

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Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are back on home soil following their visit to the Caribbean – and just as excitement around the royal baby is heating up! The couple have spent the past two weeks hopping from island to island, visiting St Lucia, Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Cuba and the Cayman Islands.

Charles and Camilla are having a well-deserved few days off before they return to the royal circuit, with the future King's next engagement scheduled for 3 April and Camilla's for 7 April. Charles will spend the day in Wigan and Manchester, visiting the Old Courts, the British Muslim Heritage Centre, the Toffee Works and the Wigan Little Theatre. His wife, meanwhile, will enjoy a starry night out at the Olivier Awards next Sunday.

Charles and Camilla have just returned from the Caribbean

As the couple continue their royal duties, it's also a very exciting time in their home life. Charles is about to become a grandfather for the first time to Prince Harry and Meghan's royal baby, who is due in the next few weeks. He is already the proud granddad to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – and is affectionately called Grandpa Wales! Camilla, meanwhile, has four grandchildren through her son Tom Parker Bowles and daughter Laura Lopes.

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During a walkabout in Havana, Cuba earlier this week, Camilla shared her excitement about the imminent new arrival. Asked by American tourist Mimi Ricketts if she was excited about the baby, Camilla beamed and quickly replied: "Yes, very much so."

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This was the second time the Duchess had spoken publicly about Harry and Meghan's baby news, the first being shortly after the official announcement was made last October. At the time, Kensington Palace revealed that Charles and the Duchess as well as other members of the royal family were "delighted for the couple."

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