Fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the Royals on their tour down under have today been given an insight into The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s Queensland travel plans.
It’s been revealed their Royal Highnesses will arrive in Brisbane on 4 April, attending a ceremonial welcome at Old Government House.
The Prince and The Duchess will also visit Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, meeting with Juiced TV, which is Australia’s first television program made by children in hospital.
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Following the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, Their Royal Highnesses will then visit the Athletes’ Village in Southport and The Prince of Wales will join spectators to watch the swimming at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.
It’s expected The Duchess will then return home to the UK whilst his Royal Highness will travel to Bundaberg, attending a community festival celebration at the iconic Bundaberg Rum Distillery, which will be hosted by Qld Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
“While in Queensland The Prince of Wales will also attend a meeting on coral resilience in the southern Great Barrier Reef and a forestry roundtable in the World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest,” Ms Palaszczuk revealed in a statement.
“With visits to both the reef and the rainforest, I’m excited for him to observe the great progress our state is making to ensure we preserve our natural assets for generations to come.”
While in Cairns, The Prince of Wales will tour the HMAS Leeuwin and the local Royal Flying Doctor Service base and watch the Commonwealth Games women’s basketball competition.
The Premier said she was looking forward to welcoming Their Royal Highnesses back to the state.
“Following their last visit in 2012, I am delighted The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are returning at a time when the eyes of the world will be on Queensland,” Ms Palaszczuk said.