Royal visits to Queensland
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- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to Queensland in April 2014
- The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to Longreach in November 2012
- The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh's visit to Brisbane in October 2011
- Prince William's visit to Queensland in March 2011
- More information about Royal visits to Queensland
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Queensland on Saturday 19 April 2014 (Easter Saturday).
Their Royal Highnesses visited Amberley and Brisbane as part of their tour of Australia and New Zealand.
This was The Duke of Cambridge’s second official visit to Queensland and The Duchess of Cambridge’s first official visit.
Queensland Royal tour program
Their Royal Highnesses arrived at the RAAF Base Amberley, where they were guests of the Royal Australian Air Force, reflecting The Duke’s strong support of the men and women of Australia’s Defence Force. At the RAAF, Their Royal Highnesses received a Ceremonial Arrival and interacted with men and women of the Australian Defence Forces.
The Royal couple then arrived in Brisbane to attend a reception, co-hosted by the Governor and the Premier of Queensland at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre before making their way down Russell Street, South Bank where almost 10 000 people gathered for the opportunity to meet the Royal couple.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s Royal Visit to Australia commenced in Longreach on Monday 5 November 2012.
The program for Longreach included:
- the naming of a new aircraft for the Royal Flying Doctor Service
- a tour of The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre
- a BBQ co-hosted by the Governor and Premier of Queensland.
Photos courtesy of Outback Pics.
Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited Brisbane on Monday 24 October 2011.
While in Brisbane, they travelled down the Brisbane River to view some of the areas affected by the January floods.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh also made a short public walk through the Cultural Forecourt at South Bank on their way to a private reception at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). This reception acknowledged the emergency personnel, volunteers, and those affected by the natural disasters during the summer of 2010–2011.
Finally, The Queen officially opened Rain Bank, an initiative to improve water efficiency throughout the Parklands at Rainforest Green.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh's visit coincided with The Queen's attendance at the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth. While in Australia, The Queen also visited Canberra and Melbourne.
This was the first visit to Queensland by The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh since 2002 when they attended CHOGM at Coolum and visited Brisbane and Cairns. The Duke of Edinburgh also visited Roma.
Prince William visited some of Queensland's worst-hit areas of flooding and Cyclone Yasi during his three-day visit from 19-21 March 2011. Prince William met community members and volunteers at Cardwell in Queensland before travelling to Tully to meet with Cassowary Coast community members and volunteers. In Cairns, Prince William met a group of community members and people involved in the recovery effort.
Prince William travelled to meet community members and volunteers in Ipswich and Grantham. He attended the Spirit of Country concert in Toowoomba to help lift the spirits of flood-affected communities and thank SES and emergency crew workers. The prince also attended a disaster fund-raising reception in Brisbane.