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Prince Charles and Camilla grab boomerangs and get up to some fun Down Under

Prince Charles turned 67 Saturday, but he and wife Camilla didn't celebrate his birthday weekend in Britain. They were still Down Under for the royal family's two-week tour of Australia.

There were, of course, serious duties to attend to over the weekend, such viewing the State Buildings:

And visiting with children at the Western Australian State Library while studying the Learning English Through Stories program:

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is presented flowers from 2-year-old Elisabeth Colquhoun during story time with the Learning English Through Stories program at the State Library on November 15, 2015 in Perth, Australia. The Royal couple are on a 12-day tour visiting seven regions in New Zealand and three states and one territory in Australia. (Photo by Sabine Albers - Pool /Getty Images)

But it wasn't all serious business.

Before the couple left, they were presented with a pair of boomerangs at Perth's Kings Park.

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While they were sure to appreciate the historical significance of the weapons once commonly used for hunting by Indigenous Australians, they also seemed amused by the sight of each other wielding them.

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Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (L) hold boomerangs while visiting Kings Park in Perth on November 14, 2015. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are on a two-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. AFP PHOTO / POOL Paul Kane/AFP/Getty Images

The prince, in particular, found it entertaining — he even appeared to take a mock whack at the Duchess of Cornwall.

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She smiled on and looked ready to return the gesture.

No word on whether they brought the objects back to Britain!

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