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Royals farewelled in Canberra

NATASHA BODDY The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and a wailing baby Prince George have farewelled Australia after a hugely popular tour.

Royals' surprise appearance at dawn service

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a dawn memorial service on ANZAC Day at the Australian National War Memorial in Canberra April 25, 2014. Australia and New Zealand on Friday marked the 99th anniversary of the first major military action involving Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC is an acronym for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps.   REUTERS/Jason Reed   (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY ENTERTAINMENT MILITARY POLITICS ROYALS)

HENRY BELOT The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise visit at the Anzac Day dawn service outside the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Duke, Duchess meet Victoria Cross recipients

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Royal couple wrap up a day in the nation's capital with an intimate reception hosted by the Governor-General.

Kate, Princess Mary meet for second time

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband, Britain's Prince William (L), look at a portrait of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark during a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra April 24, 2014. Prince William and his wife are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son, Prince George. REUTERS/Lukas Coch/Pool (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ROYALS)

Andrew Drummond The Duchess of Cambridge has come face to face with Australia's home-grown princess at Canberra's National Portrait Gallery.

Royal couple enjoy best of the 'lucky country'

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge view artworks and meet several portrait sitters during their visit to the National Portrait Gallery on April 24, 2014 in Canberra, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge.  (Photo by Anthony Devlin - Pool/Getty Images)

SARAH WHYTE It was a big call from the Manly man. The royals are more popular than professional surfer Kelly Slater.

PM breaches royal protocol with William

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott talks with Britain's Prince William

Damien Murphy Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been caught carrying out that most heinous of protocol blunders: handling royalty.

Keeping an eye out for Queen's brooch

Scott Coleman from Waramanga with a replica of the Australian Wattle Brooch from his replica royal jewellery collection.

JIL HOGAN While most of the country has their eye on what the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing during her visit to Australia, one Canberran is keeping a keen eye out for a specific brooch.

Royals charm the Arboretum crowd

POOL PHOTO: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, tour the Pod Playground at the National Arboretum in Canberra, during the Royal Tour of Australia, on Thursday 24 April 2014. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen (FAIRFAX MEDIA / NEWS CORP POOL ONLY)

MEGAN DOHERTY It’s a while before they take the throne back home but Kate and William can officially be called the King and Queen of the Playground after their joyful visit to the National Arboretum Canberra for a tree planting on Thursday morning.

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Where to see the royals in Canberra

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 23:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gestures to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge to play on DJ decks at the Northern Sound System on April 23, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk - Pool/Getty Images)

MEGAN DOHERTY The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a busy two days of engagements in Canberra over the next two days and the national capital gets its time to shine on the royal tour.

Prince William and Kate visit Adelaide

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On day eight of the Australian royal tour, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge continued their whistle stop tour of central Australia with a visit to the City of Elizabeth in Adelaide.

William and Kate welcomed to Uluru

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On day seven of the royal tour, the Duke and Duchess will touch down in the Red Centre for an afternoon of fun in the Northern Territory before a night out camping under the stars near Uluru.

Kate spends day off relaxing with George

Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George walk around the lawns of Government House in Canberra during a break in their Australian tour.

HENRY BELOT The royal couple have begun their designated day off by playing with young George on the lawns outside Government House.

Rest day may be just the time to meet 'locals'

Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik (C) and his wife Princess Mary.

MEGAN DOHERTY Do the British royals have something else up their sleeve for their rest day in Canberra?

Canberra's royal fans await touchdown

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

JULIEANNE STRACHAN The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to touch down in Canberra, and here's the best place to see them.

Royal tour arrives in Canberra

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gift is 8 year old Ilaria Triunfo of Dickson. April 20th.

Fleta Page and Larissa Nicholson The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George have arrived at Government House in Canberra for a day of rest.

Tree planting to mark royal visit to Canberra

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Britain's Prince William.

Julieanne Strachan and Fleta Page English oak trees have a long history with the royal family that is set to continue with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Royals attend Easter Sunday church service

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge depart Wellington Airport on April 16, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Royal tour 2014: Sydney hosted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George on Easter Sunday.

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LIVE COVERAGE

William and Kate visit RAAF Base in Amberley

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Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Brisbane on their first official tour of Australia.

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Duke and Duchess watch the NSW Waratahs

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MATT BUNGARD The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took some time off from official duties on Saturday night to watch the NSW Waratahs in action at the Allianz Stadium.

Laid-back royals hit the beach

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Damien Murphy Locals have long believed Manly the centre of the universe.

SHOW TIME

Prince William and Kate head to Royal Show

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Day three of the royal tour was a busy one, with the Duke and Duchess visiting Royal Easter Show in Sydney before heading out to enjoy the sunshine on Manly Beach.

Kate gives Zimmerman the royal treatment

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JENNA CLARKE It was a day of many firsts for Catherine on Good Friday. Not only did she present a speech and publicly tease her husband about his receding hairline, but she also wore a dress designed by Australians.

Private Capital

Royal style v ACT fashion chief

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MEGAN DOHERTY Will the Duchess of Cambridge have some fashion competition when she arrives in Canberra on Sunday?

30 years on, some things remain the same

Tim Barlass What colour is the princess wearing? Who snatched a picture of themselves with the future monarch? Not now. April 1983. They weren't called selfies then.

A boomerang gift for Prince George

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and David Hurley at the RAAF base Amberley, Queensland during their royal tour of Australia. 19th of April 2014. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

As far as Australiana goes, it doesn't get more Aussie than a boomerang.

NEXT STOP

Where to see William and Kate in Brisbane

Britain's Prince William (R), his wife Catherine (L), the Duchess of Cambridge, and their son Prince George depart from the international airport in Wellington on their way to Australia on April 16, 2014.  William, Kate and their son Prince George are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.    AFP PHOTO / MARK TANTRUM / POOL

MARISSA CALLIGEROS The next top on the 2014 royal tour schedule is Queensland, however the best spot for royal watchers on Saturday will be at Brisbane's South Bank.

SHOWSTOPPER

Royals cause site to crash

WINMALEE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 17:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets members of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service at Winmalee Guide Hall in Yellow Rock during the eleventh day of their official tour to New Zealand and Australia on April 17, 2014 in Winmalee, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge. (Photo by Anthony Devlin - Pool/Getty Images)

DAISY DUMAS In keeping with a long tradition of royal tours to Australia, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Royal Easter Show on the morning of Good Friday.

REPLIKATE

Copycats buy Kate's Australian-tour dresses

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JENNA CLARKE Prince William may not be a fan of Catherine's technicolour wardrobe, but the duchess' style continues to strike a chord with the common consumer.

TEA WITH TONY

William joins Abbott for a cuppa in Sydney

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Admiralty House, Kirribilli.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made no secret of his love of the royal family and he was more than happy to welcome another prince to Sydney.

NATURAL WONDERS

Royals compete with other famous faces

Royal Vist 2014.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the 3 sisters lookout, Katoomba
Thursday 17th April, 2014
Photos: Anthony Johnson

DAISY DUMAS Their world-famous faces are some of the most photographed in Australia, so they had some competition when the Duke and Duchess came to visit.

A bold splash of colour, a laidback welcome

DAISY DUMAS If only a fortuitous nod to the bright Australian sunshine, it was certainly a well-planned nod to the Australian national colours as the Duchess of Cambridge made an unmissable arrival at Sydney airport wearing vivid yellow.

LIVE COVERAGE

Royals visit the Blue Mountains

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Royal tour 2014: Live updates as Kate Middleton, Prince William and Baby George tour Australia.

CAMBRIDGE 007

William's Bond moment in the Mountains

William at Blue Mountains

His countryman James Bond definitely would have approved, but his stylists and minders did not.

MAJESTIC IN THE MOUNTAINS

William and Kate explore the Blue Mountains

William at Blue Mountains

Tree planting, cups of tea and a spot of sightseeing, everything that happened on day two of the royal tour of Australia.

TOUCH DOWN

Australia welcomes Wills, Kate and George

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How we said "G'day" to Prince William, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George as they arrived for their first official tour of the Great Southern Land.

EN ROUTE

New Zealand bids farewell to the royal circus

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With a wriggle from the little prince and waves from the Duke and Duchess, the royal roadshow has left New Zealand for Australia.

REGAL RUNWAY

The Duchess' Australian fashion predictions

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge arrive at Sydney Airport.

SARAH BERRY She broke out the green and gold back in 2008, but somehow we don't anticipate a repeat performance to mark Catherine's arrival on the Australian runway.

REPUBLICAN'T?

Republican movement wanes

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MARK KENNY When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge fly into Australia, they could be forgiven for thinking the antipodes had been preserves in aspic – or perhaps royal jelly.

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Sailing style

Duchess of Cambridge: royal but not rarefied

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NEDAHL STELIO She may be royalty now, but Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge has shown once again that she does not exist in a rarefied atmosphere.

What Kate wore

Everything Duchess Kate has worn so far

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Nyree McFarlane All the details on the Duchess' clothes as she travels around the land of the long white cloud.

THROWBACK

Royal visit recalls Diana's Eureka moment

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Tim Barlass With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and baby Prince George arriving in Sydney this week, comparisons with the visit by the Prince and Princess of Wales when Prince William was a baby are inevitable.

Rumour mill

Sip of wine quiets royal baby speculation

Britain's Prince William, right, and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, sample a wine during a visit to Amsfield Winery in Queenstown, New Zealand, Sunday, April 13, 2014. The royal couple are on an official visit to New Zealand. (AP Photo/Fiona Goodall, Pool)

It's taken one sip of wine to cool down royal baby speculation sparked by one word.

ROYAL SQUEEZE

5-year-old girl hugs Catherine, breaks rules

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Dunedin dignitary Mataawhio Matahaere-Veint was told never touch a royal, but there was no stopping her.

ROOMIES TO ROMANCE

Remembering Will and Kate's big day

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Katherine Feeney Recapping the royal wedding.

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PRINCE GEORGE'S ARRIVAL

Catherine delivers future King of England

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How the world celebrated the birth of the new royal heir to the house of Windsor. Edited by Sarah Berry, Michael O'Reilly, Jenna Clarke and Katherine Feeney.

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NEXT GENERATION

Intimacy over royalty for christening

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby son outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in central London July 23, 2013.  Kate gave birth to the couple's first child, who is third in line to the British throne, on Monday afternoon, ending weeks of feverish anticipation about the arrival of the royal baby.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth     (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT HEALTH)

MEGAN LEVY Senior members of the royals have not been invited to Prince George's christening.

SAY CHEESE!

Prince George's awesome christening photos

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NICK MILLER Close friends and not fellow royals were godparents.

CHRISTENING CHIC

Kate shows her own style at royal christening

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge carries her son Prince George Of Cambridge after his christening at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, ahead of the christening of the three month-old Prince George of Cambridge by the Archbishop of Canterbury on October 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

PAULA JOYE Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wore an ivory Alexander McQueen dress suit to the christening of Prince George on Wednesday.

What the Duchess wore on her Australian tour

A look at the outfits of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on her 2014 tour of New Zealand and Australia.

Baby George rides on Kate's shoulders

The Duchess of Cambridge plays with toddler prince George in the grounds of Government House.

Royals visit Uluru

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge present awards to graduates of the national indigenous training academy.

Royals touch down in Sydney

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince George arrive in Sydney to kick off their 10-day Australian tour.

Royal Australian tour - Day 1

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George begin their 10 day tour of Australia.

A Royal Arrival

Crowds gather to greet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge William and Kate as they arrive at Government House, Canberra.

Royal family watch

Royal correspondent Richard Palmer on what the British media are looking out for down under.

Royal tour: What Kate's wearing

All the details on the Duchess' clothes as she travels around Aotearoa.

New Zealand Royal Visit

Prince William and Kate, meet with families at the Royal New Zealand Air Force base.

Prince George's royal play date

Our future King, Prince George spends an afternoon playing with Kiwi kids.