Prince Charles called his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, "darling" at a public event.

Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall

Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall

The 68-year-old royal made the affectionate comment, admitting he and his "mehaboobaa" - which means "darling" in Urdu - while addressing guests at the British High Commission on the pair's visit of India.

Speaking to the audience in New Delhi about the importance of the Commonwealth and its diversity, he said: "I cannot tell you how delighted my mehaboobaa and I are to be back in India, a country that is so very special to us both.

"This diversity is to be celebrated and cherished not only because it is so central to our identities and our sense of belonging, but also, if I may say so, because it offers us the best hope of addressing the most pressing challenges of our time.

"A one-size-fits-all approach to globalisation simply cannot be the answer and will, I am convinced, lead us into a sterile, monocultural homogeneity that creates ever greater problems whilst simultaneously robbing us of the solutions to address them."

The latest engagement was Charles and Camilla's last stop on their recent visit of Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia and India, before flying home on Thursday night (09.11.17) to be back in time for their Remembrance Day duties over the weekend.

Charles also showed a public display of affection in Singapore when he planted a rare kiss on his wife.

The royal couple both headed to their 11-day visit of Southeast Asia separately and marked their reunion with a sneaky smooch.