Royal Visit: Prince William visits Christchurch & Queensland
Following the catastrophic natural disasters in both New Zealand & Australia recently the British Royal Prince William is embarking on a short tour .of Christchurch New Zealand and Queensland. The Earthquake in Christchurch, NZ and Tropical cyclone Yasi in North Queensland's as well as the floods in Queensland.Australia. The Prince arrived in Townsville this morning after attending a memorial service in Christchurch New Zealand for a memorial service there to honour those persons lost in the New Zealand Earthquake just recently.
After arriving in Townsville by Australian Air Force jet from Christchurch he and an entourage were transferred by Army Black-hawk helicopter to Cardwell. In Cardwell North Queensland he will be attending a community barbeque's put on for the prince and those survivors and residents for a community Barbecue. Locals came out in all age groups from Babies to a woman who celebrated her 102 birthday today to meet the Prince and King 2nd in line to the throne. According to reports he has inherited a lot of his mothers finer qualities. After the Barbecue in Cardwell he will spend another hour and visit the township of Tully before visiting Cairns he his expected to meet and greet the victims of Tropical Cyclone Yasi which devastated the north Queensland Coast last month.
Later he will visit the north capital City of Cairns also hit but less so by the effects of Tropical Cyclone Yasi which hit the area badly. Tomorrow the Prince is expected to visit Grantham area and Towoomba as well as south East Queensland which was badly hit by flooding in January. Tonight he is expected to attends a $500 a plate fundraising event for the Queensland Premiers Flood Relief Appeal at the Brisbane Convention Centre Southbank.
Prince William is one of two sons to the Late Princess Diana the Princess of Wales. No stranger to tragedy himself as his mother Princess Diana untimely death. Diana was a victim in a car crash in Paris tunnel following the separation of her and the Prince of Wales Prince Charles. Prince William's brother is Prince Harry. Prince William is engaged to be Married to Kate Middleton next month at Westminster Abbey. One of the Wedding Present requests has been to donate funds to the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service in Leu of a Wedding Present
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