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Royal tour 2014: Prince William and Kate visit Brisbane and RAAF Base in Amberley

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge meets crowds on a walk in Southbank, Queensland during their royal tour of Australia. 19th of April 2014. Photo: Harrison Saragossi Click for more photos

Royal Australian tour - Day 4

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge during day four of their tour of Australia. Follow us at http://twitter.com/photosSMH Photo: Harrison Saragossi

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets the crowd on a walk in Southbank, Queensland during their royal tour of Australia. Royal Australian tour - Day 4

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge during day four of their tour of Australia. Follow us at http://twitter.com/photosSMH

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Prince William and Duchess Catherine rock Brisbane

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Waiting for Kate is an interesting process.

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  • According to flight radar an Air Force 737 has just flown past Armidale heading towards Coffs Harbour. probably the royals.

    Commenter
    Pete
    Location
    Logan
    Date and time
    April 19, 2014, 10:28AM
    • And now about 30 km east of Tenterfield

      Commenter
      Pete
      Location
      Logan
      Date and time
      April 19, 2014, 10:39AM
      • And now flying over Peaks Crossing. Please return to your seats and buckle your seat belts. Tomé to say giddy to the good folks at Amberley.

        Commenter
        Pete
        Location
        Logan
        Date and time
        April 19, 2014, 10:55AM
        • Kate's twee outfits and un-Australian beach-and-mountains footwear are just one more indication that (rather like our British-born Prime Minister) the royal firm is tone deaf about Australia.

          Commenter
          Stephen
          Date and time
          April 19, 2014, 11:12AM
          • Landed safely at aust tax payers expense

            The propaganda tour with gushing media sycophants rolls on.
            We are not New Zealand.
            Why don't that poor British couple have a holiday on a beach instead.

            Commenter
            Tadd
            Date and time
            April 19, 2014, 11:37AM
            • the media are really reving this up as some monumental occassion.what ive witnessed so far only those who believe in fairies and fairy tales are attending...

              Commenter
              sir hyjinxs
              Location
              cronulla
              Date and time
              April 19, 2014, 1:37PM
          • How many more days do we have to suffer this tour?
            What a waste of our money.
            Perhaps, given the govt will be slashing costs in the budget this money could be better spent and media attention focused elsewhere.

            Commenter
            Tadd
            Date and time
            April 19, 2014, 11:42AM
            • So Tadd, I'm most intrigued as to how you have "suffered". Is it the newspaper articles you're not forced to read and/or comment on? The TV news you're not forced to watch? Or is it just that their mere presence in the country makes you break out in hives?

              Look forward to your response.

              Commenter
              DxD
              Date and time
              April 19, 2014, 12:18PM
            • Too right Tadd im sick to the back teeth from listening to all the kowtowing to these soon to be extict german royals.

              Commenter
              Steeden
              Location
              Ballina
              Date and time
              April 19, 2014, 12:32PM
            • Tadd, so you want media attention focused elsewhere, you will get that soon enough when the RC into Unions is off and running.

              Commenter
              Thepres
              Date and time
              April 19, 2014, 3:04PM
            • @ thepres- you betcha: yet another LNP Premier and assistant treasurer ? Be careful what you wish for, pal.

              Commenter
              President
              Date and time
              April 19, 2014, 3:29PM
          • Chuffed. They actually flew over my house!

            Commenter
            Caligula
            Date and time
            April 19, 2014, 12:08PM
            • I heard people talking about this happening, but didn't realise it was you! Jealous!

              Commenter
              Dori
              Date and time
              April 19, 2014, 1:06PM
            • No way, that was YOUR house? They must've known.

              Commenter
              Kekeke
              Date and time
              April 19, 2014, 7:52PM
          • Englishman Abbott was like a dizzy little school girl meeting HIS favourite monarchists.

            Commenter
            Steeden
            Location
            Ballina
            Date and time
            April 19, 2014, 12:29PM
            • Why didnt they send Chuck and the bride of Chucky here?...these two more popular?I'll bet the monarchists here are thankful of that!!..embarrassed much?

              Commenter
              Archer
              Date and time
              April 19, 2014, 12:34PM
              • Looks like the recruitment drive is working. Bread and circuses all the way!

                Commenter
                Jace
                Date and time
                April 19, 2014, 12:57PM
                • please make it stop

                  Commenter
                  joe royle
                  Location
                  buck hse
                  Date and time
                  April 19, 2014, 1:03PM
                  • what an absolute farce in this day and age.its like a 1d or katy perry show.the only ones falling over themselves are the media.they arn,t game to ask anyone
                    away from the circus what they think.the sad fact is they are the future heads of state of the country not pop idols.the morons turning out are only interested in what kate is wearing and how much balder william is.how would we like to bow and scrape to a new lot of warlords who invaded us,pillaged,destroyed,raped,murdered made us slaves.thats what their forebears did not so longago.they changed the religion of the place(i wonder if william has done a theology degree seeing he is future head of the church).a bad recipe church and state...

                    Commenter
                    sir hyjinxs
                    Location
                    cronulla
                    Date and time
                    April 19, 2014, 1:23PM
                    • Wow great headline...the dress is sold out already......who bloody cares...no really who does.

                      Commenter
                      Cambo
                      Date and time
                      April 19, 2014, 1:30PM
                      • was at melbourne cup when chuck and camilla were paraded,,so boring!!!!the young fillies were more to my liking,not some old hacks.....

                        Commenter
                        sir hyjinxs
                        Location
                        cronulla
                        Date and time
                        April 19, 2014, 1:33PM
                        • So vapid.

                          The worst part is that the news outlets we usually rely on for substance are running this shite as top stories.

                          Commenter
                          MrL
                          Location
                          Sydney
                          Date and time
                          April 19, 2014, 1:48PM
                          • If you want to see two unemployed people doing mindless things, head down to centrelink. Talking about them is bad enough, but to comment on everything she wears?! Are you serious???? Have we as society become so insecure we need to look up to these two? C'mon people, it's the 21st century. Get serious. There are hundreds of other things that happen around us that actually affect our lives.

                            Commenter
                            AN
                            Date and time
                            April 19, 2014, 1:49PM
                            • Of what value and benefit do these two and 1/2 people bring to this country of ours.

                              Times have moved on so should the monarchy.

                              Go back to the UK so that the media can report more relevant news that concern us Australians.

                              PS No disrespect to persons concerned as I'm sure they are lovely people.

                              Commenter
                              Republican
                              Date and time
                              April 19, 2014, 2:59PM
                              • And take our boat arrival economic refugee Pom PM with them!

                                Commenter
                                President
                                Date and time
                                April 19, 2014, 3:25PM
                              • Royal Tour 2014

                                Here's the answer to my question:

                                tour
                                tʊə/Submit
                                noun
                                noun: tour; plural noun: tours; noun: tour of duty; plural noun: tours of duty; plural noun: tour of duties
                                1.
                                a journey for pleasure in which several different places are visited.
                                "a motoring tour of Scotland"
                                synonyms: excursion, journey, expedition, trip, jaunt, outing, day trip, junket, voyage, trek, safari; More
                                a short trip to or through a place in order to view or inspect something.
                                "a tour of the White House"
                                synonyms: visit, inspection, guided tour, walk round, survey, walkabout, ramble More
                                2.
                                a journey made by performers or a sports team, in which they perform or play in several different places.
                                "Ireland's eight-match tour of New Zealand"
                                (in golf, tennis, and other sports) the annual round of events in which top professionals compete.
                                noun: the tour
                                synonyms: circuit, ambit; More
                                3.
                                a spell of duty on military or diplomatic service.
                                "a tour of duty in Northern Ireland"
                                synonyms: stint, stretch, spell, shift, turn, assignment, duty, period of service, period of enlistment More

                                Commenter
                                Republican
                                Date and time
                                April 19, 2014, 3:58PM
                              • Does that also apply to the Welsh-born former PM?
                                Or - assuming you're not aboriginal - you?

                                Commenter
                                Graf Spee
                                Location
                                Berlin
                                Date and time
                                April 19, 2014, 4:20PM
                            • This is a ludicrous circus....much like our governments. Plenty of money to splash on royal tours, polly pay rises and G20's but not enough for old age and disabled pensioners. Indeed, the pensioners need to be punished so the game can continue. Still, it appears thousands are smitten by the royal bug. Mostly anglo types to be sure.

                              Commenter
                              PaxUs
                              Location
                              Austerelia
                              Date and time
                              April 20, 2014, 11:07AM

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