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Where to spot Wills and Kate in Brisbane on Easter Saturday
Everybody loves a future king, especially when he's joined by a beautiful wife and gorgeous baby prince! When it comes to royal tours it's all about location, location, location; your vantage point location that is.
Starting in New Zealand, and moving over to Australia on 16 April, the Royal Tour has been closely followed by the international media, royal watchers and members of the public. Intense scrutiny surrounds their every move. Both Australia and New Zealand have Wills and Kate fever! With their popularity at an all time high, and lovingly toting baby Prince George around with them, everyone wants to know how they can catch a glimpse of the royal couple and especially their beautiful baby.
Image by Pat Pilon from Wikipedia
Here is the official tour program in Australia
April 16 - Sydney: Arrive and attend reception at the Sydney Opera House.
April 17 - Sydney: Fire-ravaged street in Blue Mountains. April 18 - Sydney: Attend the Royal Easter Show, visit a children's hospice before watching a demonstration by surf life-saving volunteers. April 19 - Brisbane: RAAF base visit then reception for Queensland's young people. April 20 - Sydney: Cathedral service then visit Taronga Zoo where the bilby enclosure is being named after Prince George.
April 21 - Rest. April 22 - Uluru (Ayres Rock) (Second night away from George): Visit the National Indigenous Training Academy, view Aboriginal art display then walk round part of the rock. April 23 - Adelaide: View young people's music workshop and watch skateboarding display.
April 24 - Canberra: Visit the National Portrait Gallery, attend a reception at Parliament House, plant a tree at the National Arboretum.
April 25 - Canberra: Attend ANZAC Day March, lay a wreath and plant a 'Lone Pine' tree in the Memorial Garden.
Depart for home. (Reproduced from The Daily Mirror www.mirror.co.uk)
Just announced on 14 April, the people of Brisbane are in for a treat with William and Kate engaging in a public walk at South Bank on Saturday 19th.
After visiting Amberley in the morning, where they will meet members of the Defence Forces and receive a ceremonial greeting, they will then move on to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. At the BCEC Premier Campbell Newman and Governor Penelope Wensley will give a reception for around 200 people who have all been specially selected for their contributions in their chosen fields.
In a great stroke of fortune for Brisbane royal watchers, William and Kate will then leave the BCEC and walk down Russell Street, South Bank (starting at the Grey Street end) and continue on to the Cultural Forecourt, South Bank.
To get the best position, members of the public are encouraged to get to South Bank early on the day. The walk is scheduled to start at 2.50pm. For those of us who don't get a good vantage point, or who aren't tall enough to see over the crowds, a big screen will be erected on the Cultural Forecourt so we don't miss any action.
As you would expect, organisers are expecting very large crowds so visitors are asked to arrive early, bring comfy shoes, food and water, a hat and sunscreen. The promoters are asking that people leave chairs and umbrellas at home (unless it rains) so that as many people as possible get to see the Royals in person.
Happy royal spotting!!
Note: Road closures will be in place along Grey and Russell Streets on Saturday with further road closures to be announced closer to the date. Visitors are requested to use public transport. A public holiday timetable will be in place on Saturday.