The royal couple walked alongside people in traditional colorful dragon costumes who danced on the streets to mark the year of the goat. The famous procession visits each restaurant in the area, giving blessings for a fruitful new year. Camilla and Charles could be seen stopping in front of the Oriental Dragon to greet spectators.
A few even took to Twitter to show off photos of their once-in-a-lifetime up close meeting with members of the royal family. And wanting to really get into the New Year spirit, Camilla tried her hand at making some dumplings with the help of some locals.
Today also marks the official opening of the China Exchange, where the royal couple showed their support by meeting members of the community. "My wife and I are thrilled to join you to celebrate Chinese New Year and to join you at the opening of the China Exchange," The Prince of Wales stated during the occasion.
The pair dressed professionally with the Duchess donning a cream knee-length skirt and matching coat. She paired the outfit with black boots, a clutch and leather gloves to keep warm on the crisp day.
This appearance comes just two days after the Prince and Duchess made a glamorous red carpet appearance at the Royal Film Performance and World Premiere of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
The whole Chinese New Year celebration lasts 15 days with the most popular event on February 22 in Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Shaftsbury Avenue and Chinatown.