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Royal visits to Queensland

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s visit to Queensland in October 2018

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Credit: Kensington Palace

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke  and Duchess of Sussex visited Queensland in October 2018.

On Monday 22 October, Their Royal Highnesses visited Fraser Island (K’gari), home of the Butchulla people, as part of the dedication to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. K’gari is one of two dedications made in Queensland to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative, the other being Bulburin National Park. The initiative is a unique network of forest conservation projects, which involves all 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

Their visit was part of a wider Australian tour that also took in the Invictus Games, which are being held in Sydney 20–27 October.

The Duke established the Invictus Games for servicemen and women who have suffered life-changing injuries, with the first event staged in London in 2014.

This was the first official visit for Their Royal Highnesses to Queensland.

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Credit: Hugo Burnand

The Royal visit by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in April 2018

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrived in   Queensland on Wednesday 4 April as part of their  official duties at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

This is The Prince of Wales’ seventh visit to Queensland and The Duchess of  Cornwall’s second visit.

The tour is focused on the  themes of community, sustainability and disaster recovery and resilience, and also reflects The Prince's strong relationship with the Australian Armed Forces,  as well as the work of Prince’s Trust Australia.

Find out more about the visit—including  details about the welcome ceremony and public walk, opening of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and visits to Bundaberg and Cairns.


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to Queensland in April 2014

Credit: Jason Bell, Camera Press

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.

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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to Longreach in November 2012

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.

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The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh's visit to Brisbane in October 2011

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.

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Prince William's visit to Queensland in March 2011

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.

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