October 23

Details of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to Australia

In a press release issued yesterday, details of activities Their Royal Highnesses will take part in during their upcoming visit to Australia were released.

A precise schedule has not yet been released.

  • A Welcome to Country by Indigenous custodians;
  • The Prince of Wales, as Patron, officially naming a new aircraft for the Royal Flying Doctor Service at the QANTAS Museum, Longreach;
  • visiting the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame;
  • joining hundreds of families at the Diamond Jubilee Community BBQ in Longreach;
  • The Prince of Wales meeting tapestry makers demonstrating traditional weaving skills during a visit to the Australian Tapestry Workshop;
  • The Prince of Wales viewing cricket skills clinics and meeting young participants in Cricket Victoria’s ‘Harmony’ programme for migrant and Indigenous communities at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), including players from men's and women's representative teams;
  • attending the Melbourne Cup;
  • The Prince of Wales attending the Housing Melbourne Symposium on sustainable urbanism at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne;
  • The Duchess of Cornwall attending a reception for Osteoporosis Australia at Government House, Melbourne;
  • attending a youth performing arts showcase;
  • gardening and cooking with the children of the Kilkenny Primary School, Adelaide, together with chef Stephanie Alexander;
  • participating in a showcase of South Australia’s Food and Wine Industry at Penfolds Vineyard, Adelaide;
  • The Prince of Wales attending an event to promote South Australia’s economic innovation at the Adelaide Convention Centre;
  • meeting a wide range of people attending Diamond Jubilee functions in Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney and Canberra;
  • meeting local residents, shopkeepers, volunteers and heritage workers during a walk through Richmond, Tasmania;
  • The Duchess of Cornwall attending a reception with Tasmanian Rural Women in Richmond, Tasmania;
  • The Prince of Wales seeing sheep shearing and wool classing during a visit to a sheep stud in Sorrell, Tasmania;
  • The Prince of Wales seeing demonstrations and displays from a range of Antarctic and Marine Research programmes, Hobart;
  • meeting members of the Australian Defence Force recently returned from active service, and their families, at Garden Island, Sydney, including a Royal Salute and inspection of Royal Guard and Band;
  • promoting the Australian Wool industry at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney;
  • The Prince of Wales highlighting the work of the New South Wales’ lifesavers and other emergency workers and volunteers at a reception at Icebergs Club, Bondi Beach;
  • The Prince of Wales joining NRL football stars for a discussion with high school students participating in the National Rugby League’s “Dream Believe Achieve” programme for Indigenous young people at the Bondi Surf Bathers' Lifesaving Club;
  • The Duchess of Cornwall accepting Colonel in Chief of the Royal Australian Corps of Military Police, Victoria Barracks Sydney, including Royal Salute and inspection of Royal and Band;
  • The Duchess of Cornwall attending a reception for leading women in the community at Government House;
  • Their Royal Highnesses officially naming Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Canberra;
  • official meetings with the Governor-General, Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition;
  • wreath-laying at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra on the eve of Remembrance Day, at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra


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