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.
The deadly Victorian bushfires in February 2009, were a horrific reminder of just how natural disasters can occur.
It is wonderful to have Princess Anne as the Queen’s representative and daughter visit the fire ravaged areas. Princess Anne told the remembrance ceremony: “Individuals and towns have responded with resilience, ingenuity, courage and selflessness to situations that were changing at terrifying speed. “People from around Australia and across the world watched in horror but with admiration at their response. “
We do indeed thank her for taking the time to visit…
But where was our Queen of Australia?
And if the Queen is unable to journey to the antipodes, where was the second in line for the throne, the man who actually went to school in the fire ravaged state of Victoria.
Where was HRH The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, the future King of Australia?
In 2005 when hurricane Katrina devastated Southern Florida, President Bush took time out from his busy schedule to visited the stricken states of his country.
Does Victoria only warrant a visit from the 10th in line for the Throne?
Where is our Head of State?