Duchess of Cornwall

Duchess of Cornwall

Britain's Duchess of Cornwall was greeted by a giant goose at the London International Horse Show.

The 67-year-old royal was welcomed at the event, held at the Olympia in West London, by an actor dressed as an oversized bird, whom she stopped to enjoy a chat with before making her way inside the venue.

During her visit - which has been a festive tradition of hers for a decade - she presented the winners of the annual Christmas Pudding Stakes competition before heading back stage to meet performers - including Ukrainian Cossacks - who had gathered to take part in the activity ride, reports MailOnline.

The Duchess - who is married to Prince Charles, the heir apparent to the British throne - has a busy Christmas ahead of her.

She and Charles, along with Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George, will join Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip next week for Christmas lunch at her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

Before hand, the group will attend a traditional Christmas service at the nearby parish church of St Mary Magdalene.