Royal tour 2014: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visit Canberra
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Royal tour 2014: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visit Canberra

On day nine of their Australian tour, Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, will visit the sights of the nation's capital. For full coverage of the Royal visit, head to our dedicated page.

That's a wrap from us!

It's been a massive day of royal watching in the capital.

We'll be back with our Anzac Day coverage, including the royal's last day in the country, tomorrow morning.

Thanks for joining us today, we'll leave you with our photos of the day from around Canberra.

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Tonight's event capped has off a busy day for the Duke and Duchess at the national capital.

After playing with children and planting a tree at Canberra's National Arboretum, the royal couple charmed ministers, dignitaries and corporate leaders at Parliament House in Canberra.

They then weaved their way through the National Portrait Gallery to view some of its prized portraits - where at one point Kate come face to face with a portrait of Australia's homegrown royalty, Danish Crown Princess Mary.

They've got just a few hours left in the country before they fly back to the UK at 2pm tomorrow.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are meeting three of Australia's surviving Victoria Cross recipients at a tonight's reception hosted by the governor-general.

Prince William and his wife Kate will be welcomed to the reception at Government House in Yarralumla by 100 guests from the arts, business, charity, conservation and sporting fields.

The guests will include Corporals Daniel Keighran and Benjamin Roberts-Smith and SAS Trooper Mark Donaldson, three of four Australians awarded the honour for their actions in Afghanistan. Corporal Cameron Baird was awarded the posthumously earlier this year.

Australia's fourth surviving VC recipient, Keith Payne, was not in attendance.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke
 of Cambridge, attend a reception given by the Governor-General and
 Lady Cosgrove at Government House.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, attend a reception given by the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove at Government House.Credit:Jay Cronan

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke
 of Cambridge, attend a reception given by the Governor-General and
 Lady Cosgrove at Government House.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, attend a reception given by the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove at Government House.Credit:Jay Cronan

And here she is - looking lovely.

Jay Cronan has just filed these photos from Government House of Kate and Wills.

Here's another shot of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Government House this evening.

What do you think of her outfit choice? Hit the thumbs up or thumbs down at the bottom of this post and have your say.

No sign of the brooch we'd been waiting for - royal watchers had been keeping a keen eye on her fashion in recent days.

It had been expected that the Duchess would don a brooch lent to her by the Queen, as she had done on previous trips to Canada and last week in New Zealand.

Here's the first photo of Kate in a white Le La Rose dress.

Looking stunning as always. We'll keep you posted as we get more photos from the event.

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This is the first whisper of what Kate might be wearing tonight.

Still no sign of the royal couple, or any sign yet that they've stepped out for the event. At the moment, they're 15 minutes late.

We'd love to know what these two were talking about that made the PM laugh. At least, we think he's laughing, he looks a little uncomfortable.

Wonder who cracked the joke?

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott talks with Britain's Prince William (L) as they arrive at a reception at Parliament House in Canberra April 24, 2014.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott talks with Britain's Prince William (L) as they arrive at a reception at Parliament House in Canberra April 24, 2014.Credit:Saeed Khan

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