The Duchess of Cornwall was left smitten after cuddling a koala bear with the Prince of Wales on the latest stop of their two-week tour of Commonwealth countries.

Camilla cradled Matilda, a nine-month-old orphan, and said she wanted to take the tiny furry creature home with her.

Prince Charles was more pragmatic and joked about the koala's reputation for having a weak bladder when he was handed Kao, aged four.

"Something ominous will run down," he said.

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The royal couple gets to grip with the cuddly marsupials

Koala rescue volunteers Warren and Rae Campbell had brought the animals to Government House in Adelaide for the royal couple to meet.

The two animals were busily munching eucalyptus leaves as they hung on to the Campbells when the royal couple walked onto a veranda at the historic building.

The couple offered them to the Prince and Duchess, with Camilla saying to Charles as she gestured to Kao: "You take the big one, darling".

The koalas were wrapped in cloth pouches and as the Duchess held her tiny animal she joked: "They've got their nappies on."

The Prince's koala faced away from him and he said: "I can't see this one at all, he's looking down all the time."

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    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales holds a koala called Kao whilst Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall holds a koala called Matilda at Government House on November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Australia - Day 3

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall holds a koala at Government House on November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Australia - Day 3

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales hold koalas at Government House on November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Australia - Day 3

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales hold koalas at Government House on November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Australia - Day 3

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales hold koalas at Government House on November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Australia - Day 3

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales holds a koala called Kao whilst Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall holds a koala called Matilda at Government House on November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Australia - Day 3

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales hold koalas with Koala rescue volunteer, Rae Campbell, at Government House on November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Australia - Day 3

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales hold koalas at Government House on November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

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    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall taste wine at the Penfolds Magill State Winery on November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Australia - Day 3

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall taste wine at the Penfolds Magill State Winery on November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Australia - Day 3

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall tastes wine at the Penfolds Magill State Winery on November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meet Indigenous people after a traditional welcome at Government House on November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Camilla, Duchess of Conrwall meets members of the public outside the convention centre n November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Australia - Day 3

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales Government House on November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Australia - Day 3

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visits Kilkenny Primary School on November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Australia - Day 3

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Members of the public gather to greet Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets members of the public outside the convention centre n November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Australia - Day 3

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Camilla, Duchess of Conrwall meets members of the public outside the convention centre as they visit the Riverside Precinct Redevelopment on November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by David Mariuz - Pool/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, center, meets with guests at a reception for Osteoporosis Australia at Government House in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The royal couple, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are on a 6-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbil, Pool)

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    Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, right, talks with the Chairman of Osteoporosis Australia, John Hewson, at a reception for Osteoporosis Australia at Government House in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The royal couple, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are on a 6-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.(AP Photo/Andrew Brownbil, Pool)

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    Britain's Prince Charles, third left, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, watch as a girl spins hula hoops at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School in Melbourne, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The royal couple are on a 6-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/Brandon Malone, Pool)

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    Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, left, speaks with Neville Condron, right, and his French Bulldog while visiting the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School in Melbourne, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The royal couple are on a 6-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/Brandon Malone, Pool)

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    Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, left, and Elizabeth Chernov, wife of the governor of Victoria, arrive at a reception for Osteoporosis Australia at Government House in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The royal couple, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are on a 6-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbil, Pool)

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    Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, right, comments as the Chairman of Osteoporosis Australia, John Hewson, listens at a reception for Osteoporosis Australia at Government House in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The royal couple, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are on a 6-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbil, Pool)

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    Britain's Prince Charles, right, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, depart after a visit to the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School in Melbourne, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The royal couple are on a 6-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/Brandon Malone, Pool)

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    Britain's Prince Charles, center, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, right, plant a tree after touring student gardens during a visit to Kilkenny Primary School in Adelaide on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The royal couple are visiting pacific nations as part of their royal tour to mark Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/Tracey Nearmy, Pool)

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    Britain's Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has lunch after inspecting student gardens during a visit to Kilkenny Primary School in Adelaide on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The royal couple, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are on a 6-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Image/Tracey Nearmy, Pool)

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    Britain's Prince Charles, left bottom, is greeted by well-wishers during his visit to the Riverside Precinct Redevelopment at the Convention Centre in Adelaide, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are on a 6-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/David Mariuz, Pool)

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    Britain's Camilla, left, the Duchess of Cornwall, greets well-wishers during her visit to the Riverside Precinct Redevelopment at the Convention Centre in Adelaide, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla are on a 6-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/David Mariuz, Pool)

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    Britain's Prince Charles is photographed by well-wishers while visiting the Riverside Precinct Redevelopment at the Convention Centre in Adelaide, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are on a 6-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/David Mariuz, Pool)

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    Britain's Prince Charles, center, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall sample a glass of Penfold Grange wine with chief winemaker Peter Gago during a tour of the Penfolds Magill Estate Winery in Adelaide, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The royal couple are on a 6-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/Mark Graham, Pool)

  • Charles

    Britain's Prince Charles, right, greets well-wishers during his visit to the Riverside Precinct Redevelopment at the Convention Centre in Adelaide, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are on a 6-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/David Mariuz, Pool)

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    Britain's Prince Charles, right, and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, second left, are given an aboriginal welcome by two men in traditional dress at Government House in Adelaide, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The royal couple are on a 6-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/David Mariuz)

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    Britain's Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, left, greets children at the Kilkenny Primary School in Adelaide, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are on a 6-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/David Mariuz, Pool)

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    Prince Charles greets children during his visit to Kilkenny primary School in Adelaide, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are on a 6-day visit to Australia to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/David Mariuz)

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  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Australia - Day 3

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Members of the public gather to greet Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets members of the public outside the convention centre n November 7, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)