Prince Charles lands in Australia for Commonwealth Games

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Britain's Prince Charles officially kicked off his 16th tour of Australia alongside wife Camilla on Wednesday as his father Philip was admitted to hospital in London for planned hip surgery.

The amusing claim about Charles traveling with his own personal toilet seat apparently originated in Tom Bower's new unauthorized biography, Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles.

Two policemen were hospitalised after they were involved in a high speed crash while escorting Prince Charles and Camilla Parker to the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at Gold Coast.

Asked about the claims by presenters on Brisbane's Hit105 radio station, Prince Charles replied: "My own what?", before adding: "Oh, don't believe all that crap".

Prince Charles is not here for any "crap" rumors about the royal family! We'll probably never know.

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They arrived in Brisbane city under a gray sky that threatened rain on the heir to the British throne's 16th visit to Australia.

The tour comes as Australia is debating having a local head-of-state after the death of Queen Elizabeth.

As well as opening the Commonwealth Games, Charles and Camilla have also been visiting the beaches of Gold Coast and attending meetings with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

The Duchess of Cornwall appeared disinterested at times during the ceremony and was caught on camera browsing through the program during Games chairman Peter Beattie's speech. In an upcoming book about Prince Harry's fiancee, Meghan Markle, writer Andrew Morton claims that the Suits star became fascinated with the royals following Princess Diana's death in 1997.