Admin note: Australia is obviously a convenient stop off on Prince William’s trip home after his official visit to New Zealand. While it’s wonderful that the Prince William who is 2nd in line and touted to be the next King of England has finally stopped by almost one year after the disasterous fires… why wait a year? And again, where is the next in line for the throne, Prince Charles, the man who went to school in Victoria? To her credit, Princess Anne, 10th in line for the throne did visit the area shortly after the fires, as mentioned in this post, Where is Our Head of State? .
Prince William has been travelling to townships north of Melbourne today, meeting survivors of last year’s bushfires on the final full day of his Australian visit.
The Prince’s visit comes just two weeks before the first anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires that killed 173 people.
This morning the Prince was greeted by a large crowd of enthusiastic well-wishers outside the Whittlesea community centre.