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THEY'RE only here for five hours, but it is hoped Charles and Camilla will leave Tasmania with lasting memories.

The royals have an action-packed itinerary for their whirlwind visit tomorrow.

It will have them mingling with local scientists, artists, farmers, performers, business people and politicians.

Their trip to the state starts with a visit to the historic township of Richmond.

Locals are expected to line the streets as the royals stroll through town.

There they'll visit a local woodcraft shop that opened in 1984 and meet Tasmanian wood turner Darryl Freestone and wood worker Graham Artley.

Tasmanian farmers, graziers, winemakers and agricultural scientists will rub shoulders with the royal couple at the local pub, before they meet history and political identities Dr Henry Reynolds and his wife Professor Margaret Reynolds. Charles and Camilla will then take part in a tree-planting at St Luke's Anglican Church.

The Clarence City Band will entertain crowds at Richmond, with performances by their brass, stage and concert bands, and the St John's Catholic School Choir will also perform.

The Duchess of Cornwall will then be joined by Premier Lara Giddings at a Tasmanian Rural Women's reception at The Mill House in Richmond, while Prince Charles heads to Leenavale Sheep Stud, owned by the Thornbury family.

He'll watch sheep shearing and mustering before attending a briefing from the Australian Antarctic Division on the Hobart waterfront.

The couple will then reunite for a walk down Salamanca Place.

This will be followed by attendance at an invitation-only state reception at Princes Wharf No. 1 shed.

Maldini restaurant owner Bruno Di Tommaso said the royal visit was likely to be a boost for Salamanca businesses.

"I don't mind [the street being closed], not at all," he said.

"You know what, I don't mind old Charles. It's only a few minutes, it won't interrupt us at all."

About 20 international reporters will also visit the state as part of the tour.

State Government advisers said the royal visit would force the closure of several roads, including Bridge, Edward, Wellington and Church streets in Richmond.

St John's Circle and Torrens and Henry streets will also be blocked off in the township early tomorrow morning.

Tasmania Police will control traffic and temporarily close roads.

Hobart council officers will stop access to parking on Salamanca Place from 11am.

Salamanca Place and Castray Esplanade will be closed to traffic from 3.55pm.

Parking will resume from 5.15pm.

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