Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Britain's Duchess of Cornwall hopped on a London bus in Mexico today (06.11.14).

Duchess Camilla - who is currently enjoying the last day of her and her husband Prince Charles tour of the country - boarded the red routemaster with the First Lady Gretta Selinas during a visit to the industrial northern city of Monterrey.

The number 7 bus, which was emblazoned with the route London to Monterrey, took the 67-year-old royal a short distance across Fundidora Park, which is built on the site of industrial works and is the home to a museum showcasing the industrial achievements of the area.

The Duchess and First Lady - who is the wife of the governer of the local state of Nuevo Leon, Rodrigo Medina - stepped off of the vehicle at a canal in the park and embarked on a pleasure cruise around a series of waterways featuring cultural performances of dances and musicians along its route.

The man who restored the routemaster bus as a gift for his artists wife Marissa to use as a mobile gallery, Angel Tobar, said: "This is the first time the bus has been used and it was used to take Camilla on a trip - so that's a nice way to begin."

Speaking about his mission to rebuilt the automobile, he added: "My wife found it on the internet, it was in Arizona. It was taken from London in the late 1960s and it was originally owned by the man who bought London Bridge."

The Duchess missed out on the scheduled events for her and the Prince of Wales' penultimate day of their tour yesterday (05.11.14) because she was suffering with sinus problems.