Prince William And Kate Middleton Set To Visit Australia
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could be coming Down Under later this year to tour bushfire-affected towns.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports negotiations between Buckingham Palace and Australian authorities have been going on for weeks.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will reportedly extend an official invitation this week to Prince William and Kate Middleton, asking them to come to Australia.
According to The Herald, the Royal couple will head to the parts of New South Wales and Victoria that have been vastly affected by the summer bushfires. The itinerary hasn't been formally confirmed, which means they might be able to squeeze in parts of South Australia as well.
Rain has significantly assisted reducing the fire activity across areas of NSW. It is a welcome relief for communities and firefighters alike. 26 bush and grass fires are still burning across the state with 4 not yet contained (Snowy Valley and Monaro areas). #nswrfs #nswfires pic.twitter.com/w3aUaPsuZw
- NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) February 10, 2020
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It will be the couple's first trip to Australia since 2014 and Prince William's fifth visit Down Under.
William flew to Australia to survey the damage of the floods in Queensland and Victoria in 2011 and also went to New Zealand last year in the wake of the devastating Christchurch terror attack.
The two Royals were among the many who issued messages of support when the bushfire crisis was at its worst just after New Year's Day.
Kensington Palace released this statement, which read: "Our thoughts are with those impacted by those impacted by these horrendous fires, and those working heroically to fight them."
It's unclear when the Royals could be expected but no doubt many will be excited to see and speak with them.
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