Prince Philip traded pomp and circumstance for a true taste of the Australian outback by camping out in the wild, sampling native food and even showering outdoors.

The Duke of Edinburgh, in Australia for a 10-day visit, slept in a tent Tuesday night about 520 miles northwest of Brisbane on property recently bought by the Queensland state government.His overnight visit with Queensland Environment Minister Pat Comben follows government initiatives to protect two wilderness areas, known as mulga lands.