Prince Charles & Camilla Dons Leis In London (PHOTOS)

02/09/2012 01:31 pm ET

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, paid a surprise visit on Thursday to Tottenham, the district of London where last summer's violent riots took place, to meet with victims.

Although they were there to commemorate a solemn occasion, Camilla and Charles made sure to brighten the mood by offering emotional -- and financial -- support to the victims, as well as slipping into some funny accessories of their own.

With the Duchess clad in a beautiful aqua coat, the couple visited several businesses and landmarks that were affected by the riots, including Bruce Grove Post Office, which recently reopened after being burned down in the riot-related blazes.

Amidst the solemnity, the couple shared a light-hearted moment when a postmaster slipped red and yellow garlands from a Valentine's display around their necks.

Prince Charles got into the spirit too, wearing his lei in style, although we'd also love to see him tote around that giant stuffed Valentine's Day bear that's in the background.

The royal couple have been involved with charitable relief for the riot aftermath; they first visited the sites back in August, and Charles' charity, The Prince's Trust, has invested 2.5 million pounds into rehabilitation of the Tottenham area.