Prince Charles spoke Pidgin English and was presented with a hog-tied pig during the last day of his Solomon Islands tour.
The Prince of Wales, 71, delighted crowds as he dabbled in Pidgin English during his speech.
He took to a makeshift stage at the Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara, telling the audience: ‘Me hapi tumas for visiting ples blong yufala’, or that he was happy to be visiting their country.
Smatters of applause turned into cheers as the hundreds of people, including schoolchildren, caught on that the prince was not addressing them in English.
Charles, who was on his first visit to the Islands, was also presented with a chupu – a traditional gift including a live pig.
The last day of his tour comes as he prepares to fly home to face an expected showdown with brother Prince Andrew over the Epstein scandal.
The Prince of Wales delighted crowds as he dabbled in Pijin during the last day of his eight day tour
Prince Charles, 71, took to a makeshift stage at the Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara, to make his speech
Prince Charles, who was dressed in a light grey suit, was also welcomed by traditional dancers and pan pipes at the public ocean event at Lawson Tama Stadium.
In his speech, which he said in Pidgin English, Charles said that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh had recalled great memories while visiting the island, while his son Prince William had also said the same.
Charles also spoke about environmental issues in his speech, saying how the whole world had been threatened by climate change, global warming, pollution, unsustainable logging and over-fishing.
He also underlined the importance of preserving natural environments for future generations.
Charles, who was on his first visit to the Islands, was also presented with a chupu – a traditional gift including a live pig
The Prince of Wales greets members of the public during a community event focused on oceans at the Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara
Dancers waited for the arrival of Prince Charles at the public ocean event at Lawson Tama Stadium
The last day of his eight day tour comes as just as he prepares to fly home to face an expected showdown with brother Prince Andrew over the Epstein scandal. Pictured: Charles with dancers at the reception
Charles, on his first visit to the Islands, made reference to other members of the royal family being made welcome during previous visits
Dancers, including a young boy, wait for the arrival of Prince Charles at a public ocean event at Lawson Tama Stadium
The last day of the tour also saw Charles address the Solomon Islands parliament, where he spoke of the need to address violence against women and girls.
Prince Charles’ speech in Pidgin English
In his speech Charles said: ‘Queen blong yumi and Duke blong Edinburgh telling me such a good memories blong time algeter visitin this islands.’
‘Same with im piccinni blong me, Prince William, and wife blong him.
‘Yufala always welkam family blong me and mifala think high o dat special bond with yufala.’
Charles also spoke about environmental issues in his speech, saying: ‘Sorry tumas how environment blong yufala al se everywhere lo world had threatened by climate change, global warming, pollution, unsustainable logging, over-fishing.’
Calling gender-based violence an ‘appalling scourge’, the prince told MPs: ‘In the Solomon Islands, as elsewhere, as long as women face the despicable threat of physical and sexual violence, or discrimination on the basis of their gender.
Your economy and your society will simply never be able to achieve their full and extraordinary potential.’
The last day of the tour also saw Charles address the Solomon Islands parliament, where he spoke of the need to address violence against women and girls. Pictured: watching the local dancers
Prince Charles attends a community event focused on Oceans at the Lawson Tama Stadium Prince Charles visit to The Solomon Islands
The Prince of Wales is greeted by a panpipes band as he arrives at a State Reception and lunch at the Mendana Hotel in Honiara, during day three of the royal visit to the Solomon Islands
Dancers performed for the arrival of Prince Charles at a public ocean event at Lawson Tama Stadium
The prince of Wales meets with school students during a State Reception and lunch
Prince Charles looks delighted as performers surround him as he arrives at a reception in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island
Charles’s last day in the Solomon Islands also saw him skip lunch in favour of meeting guests at a reception in a Honiara hotel
Local children lined the streets to meet or get a glimpse of Prince Charles as he arrived on the Soloman Islands
A 2009 study carried out by the Pacific Community suggested that nearly two in three women aged 15-49 has suffered physical and/or sexual violence from their partner at least once in their lifetime, and 42% in the last 12 months.
Charles’s last day in the Solomon Islands also saw him skip lunch in favour of meeting guests at a reception in a Honiara hotel and visiting the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, an organisation which works to control tuna fishing and keep it sustainable.
The prince’s motorcade was given a guard of honour by schoolchildren as it rolled into Honiara airport.
Prince Charles laughs with dancers following his public ocean event at Lawson Tama Stadium
Crowds gather, including a young girl with a British flag in her hair, to see Prince Charles, as he attends a public ocean event at Lawson Tama Stadium
The Prince of Wales inspects the guard at Honiara International Airport in Honiara, as he prepares to depart following a three day royal visit to the Solomon Islands
Prince Charles talks to the dancers on day three of his visit to the the Solomon Islands, before he headed home
Prince Charles attended a State Reception and lunch at the Mendana Hotel while on the Solomon Islands
There, he inspected a police guard on the tarmac, and the force band went on to play God Save the Queen and God Save Our Solomon Islands. Charles then boarded the Bombardier plane for his return to the UK.
It follows him and Camilla’s tour of New Zealand, which saw them in Christchurch on Saturday, visiting the Lincoln Farmers and Craft Market where the royal signed a young boy’s arm cast before the prince took a helicopter north to Kaikoura.
The town of around 2,000 people was struck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in 2016, and the prince met people who were among the first responders on the evening the tremor struck.
Charles will return the the UK today and it is thought he will then speak with his younger brother Prince Andrew, 59.
The Prince of Wales shook hands with a young boy and met other members of the local community during a community event
The Prince of Wales met traditional dancers from the island of Guadalcanal at a community event
Speaker of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands John Patteson Oti (right) and Prince Charles meet at Parliament House
Experts told MailOnline that the Prince of Wales will be fuming with his brother after the bungled BBC Newsnight interview and his decision to invite his ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York, to Buckingham Palace.
While Tom Bower, author of the explosive biography of Charles, the ‘Rebel Prince’, told MailOnline: ‘There’s no love lost between Charles and Andrew and I’m certain they will meet.
‘Charles will be furious that his trip to New Zealand has been completely overshadowed. The one thing Charles is determined to do is inherit the crown and he won’t let anyone get in the way’.
Prince of Wales poses for a group photo with dancers following his public ocean event at Lawson Tama Stadium
The Prince of Wales waves to the crowds as he leaves The Solomon Islands at the end of his Royal Tour