Prince Charles and Camilla touch down in Albany
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have spent the day in Albany in Western Australia's Great Southern on the penultimate day of their Australian tour.
The royal couple touched down at Albany Airport at 11:30am and were greeted by a small group of about 50 local well-wishers and media.
Western Australia is the final leg of the six-day tour that has seen the couple visit Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide.
Anne Arnold travelled 70 kilometres from Kendenup to capture their arrival in Albany.
"This is history," she said.
"I think it's great they're coming down to little Albany, we are such a lovely little spot."
City of Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington greeted the royal couple as they stepped down from the Royal Australian Air Force aircraft.
"The Prince noted that it was a bit cooler in Albany than it was in Perth, they're very pleased to be here," he said.
"He made sure he brought a hat with him as well so he wouldn't get burnt.
"They were very receptive sort of people."
Prince receives birthday greetings
Spectators cheered and called out happy birthday as the royal couple departed for a local winery as part of their whirlwind tour of Albany.
Prince Charles is celebrating his 67th birthday today, and he cut a birthday cake at the winery in honour of the occasion.
Big crowds surrounded the couple as they toured the Albany Agricultural Show, where they viewed a number of displays including wood chopping and wool.
Brad Eatts, who has a vintage tractor display at the show, said the royal visit was exciting.
"I think it's great - it's going to turn the Albany agricultural show into a royal show," he said.
"It's like having rock stars coming - you don't get to see the Royal family often, so for them to come to little old Albany, it's great."
Albany Agricultural Society president Rob Wright said the royal visit was particularly significant for the show's many volunteers.
"These volunteers just put such countless hours and energy into putting this show on every year," he said.
"It's a great boost for those people ... it helps make it worthwhile."
Hopes for Anzac centre visitor numbers boost
Discover Albany Foundation board member Cameron Syme said the visit would put an international spotlight on Albany and boost visitor numbers at the Anzac Heritage Centre.
"It's one of the very few locations His Royal Highness is coming to in WA - you can't overlook that sort of exposure," he said.
"I'd say there would be an immediate interest, with people wanting to come down here to see what piqued His Royal Highness' interest, and then I'd say over the medium to long term there will still be people that will be going [to Albany] off this.
"If it's good enough for the royals to come - and if it's important enough for the royals to come and see something like this, then it must be truly something worth coming to see.
"So I think that message going out will attract more people down here into the future."
Later today Prince Charles will celebrate his 67th birthday with a barbeque, music and cake at Perth's Cottesloe Beach.
It is the same beach where bikini-clad model Jane Priest planted a kiss on the Prince's cheek as he emerged from the surf during a visit in 1979.
On Sunday, the Royals will begin their day at a service at St George's Cathedral before visiting the State Treasury Building, State Library and Kings Park.