As Brits experience typical winter weather, notably rain, cold, wind and more the heir to throne and his wife have been at the other side of the World visitng the Antipodes. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have been visitng as part of the Queen's Diamond JubileeTour.
This year it was 60 glorious years since Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne. A series of celebrations cost the British taxpayer a great deal. Add to this the Jubilee tour and you are looking at ever escalating costs.
Australia and New Zealand were part of the old British Empire but times change. Many Australians these days are Republicans and want true independence for their country. The Australian PM has said that the tour went "delightfully well" whatever that means.
It ended last week with the royal couple getting caught in a downpour on Bondi beach. In some ways it will get the couple climatised for their return to the UK. The difference was though that it is warm in Australia right now and any such thunderstorms will be short lived.
It had been so hot and humid during their visit that one military policeman fainted as a parade took place. The Royal pair are now in New Zealnad for the last lap of this Antipodean tour.
Nice work if you can get it, say we!