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Protest may disrupt start of royal tour

- November 1st, 2012
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Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, meet singer Kylie Minogue in London on Oct. 24. (Photo: Carl Court/AFP)

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are set to embark on another royal tour to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, but this time, they may face some problems.

Landowners in Papua New Guinea have threatened to close the airport ahead of the royals’ visit due to a compensation disagreement with the government.

“We will resolve to shut the airport. We have 200 manpower readily available to execute our protest,” spokesman Kila Joe Gabutu told the Post-Courier newspaper. “The government must know that the prince will land on our land. If it means shutting the airport on the arrival of Prince Charles then we can do and face the consequences.”

Meanwhile, Camilla is taking a break ahead of this next royal tour. The Telegraph reports she is enjoying a holistic retreat - Soukya health centre in Bangalore – at a cost of just $4,800 a night. (Man, some people have a rough life, eh?)

Starting Saturday, the couple will tour Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand for two weeks.

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1 comment

  1. J | November 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Alright landowners, about time someone stood up to the inbreds. Its a shame though someone will have to explain what a protest is since they are too dumb to understand it on their own. “smile and wave” is about the limit of their grasp on reality.

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