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Royal tour: Prince William and Princess Catherine to visit Australia before King Charles


The new Prince and Princess of Wales could tour Australia early next year — and may even take their children.

It is understood the palace is looking at plans for royal family members to travel to as many realms and countries where King Charles III is also head of state, as soon as possible next year.

William and Catherine, possibly with their children George, Charlotte and Louis, will formally accept condolences on the death of the Queen.

The royal couple last toured Australia in 2014 with a baby Prince George.

Prince William and Kate on their visit to Uluru in 2014
Camera IconWilliam and Kate toured bushfire-ravaged towns on their second visit to Australia as a couple. Credit: AAP

It comes after news King Charles is planning a visit to Australia in one of his first moves as monarch.

Mark McGowan has revealed he expected the King to visit our shores next year as he joined with Governor Chris Dawson to officially proclaim him as the ruling monarch of WA.

Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Premier Colin Barnett and his wife Lyn arrive. Birthday party for Prince Charles at Cottesloe Civic Centre. 14 NOVEMBER 2015 Picture: Danella Bevis The West Australian
Camera IconCharles, Camilla, Premier Colin Barnett and his wife Lyn arrive for the birthday party for Prince Charles at Cottesloe Civic Centre in 2015. Credit: Danella Bevis/The West Australian

Speaking after a special meeting of the executive council held on Sunday to recognise the new sovereign in WA’s legal framework, the Premier said he had been “impressed” when he first met the King on his last visit to WA in 2015.

“I would have thought by next year he will probably come to Australia, and if he comes to WA, that would be terrific,” he said.

The The Royal couple were on a 12-day tour visiting seven regions in New Zealand and three states and one territory in Australia.
Camera IconThe The Royal couple were on a 12-day tour visiting seven regions in New Zealand and three states and one territory in Australia. Credit: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Royal insiders have confirmed King Charles is determined to do everything he can to strengthen the relationship between the monarchy and Australia — and a 17th visit to Australia is among the top priorities on his to-do list.

The 73-year-old’s most recent in 2018 to open the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

He and Camilla visited Perth in 2015 for then Prince’s birthday party at Cottesloe Civic Centre.



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