The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Oslo, Norway, today for the start of their tour of Scandinavia as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Charles and Camilla were greeted by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit after their plane landed at Gardermoen Airport in bright sunshine.
They had originally been due to fly in to an airbase at the airport used by the Hercules which was involved in a crash in Sweden last week, killing five Norwegian Air Force officers. The airbase for the arrival was changed as a mark of respect.
Charles has also privately written to King Harald to convey his sympathies over the tragedy and asked for his condolences to be passed on to the families of the victims.
Their eight-day tour of the region will also see the royal couple visit Norway's second-largest city, Bergen, before they travel on to Stockholm in Sweden, and then Copenhagen and Jutland in Denmark.
The Duchess was wearing a dark grey Bruce Oldfield coat and dress and a navy blue Philip Treacy hat when she arrived in Norway, while the Prince wore a navy blue suit and a dark red, blue and white striped tie.
They were introduced to local dignitaries by the Crown Prince and Princess before leaving for the Royal Palace for a private meeting with King Harald and Queen Sonja.
A Clarence House spokesman said: "The Prince and Duchess are deeply touched by the invitations from the Sovereigns of Norway, Sweden and Denmark to visit their countries and to celebrate with them Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.
"Throughout their tour, their Royal Highnesses will be supporting a wide range of shared national interests from military co-operation, commercial opportunity and tackling social exclusion.
"In Norway, their Royal Highnesses are greatly looking forward to renewing close family ties between our two Royal Families as well as engaging with youth leaders, and recognising military service and research excellence."
It is Camilla's first visit to Norway. Charles last visited in 2010 when he gave a speech at the Oslo Forestry Conference.
The couple's visit to the country comes in the year King Harald celebrates his 75th birthday.