Where You Can Officially See Prince Charles In Brisbane
A packed trip to Australia for Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will kick off in Brisbane with a walk in the park.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will be officially welcomed in Brisbane on Wednesday for the start of their Australian tour tying in with the start of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
The royal couple will attend a formal ceremony at Old Government House including an inspection of the guard and 21 gun-salute before taking a more informal stroll through the botanic gardens.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is urging locals to come and say hello to the future King of Britain.
Thousands of people are expected to pack Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens tomorrow, as Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla begin their official duties ahead of the Commonwealth Games. #Royals #7News pic.twitter.com/4ZjhguAuMt— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) April 3, 2018
"I would ask people in Brisbane to come out and show their warmth and hospitality and greet them in a lovely warm Queensland welcome," Ms Palaszczuk said on Tuesday.
The walk is set to start around 1:15pm, however people are urged to get in early to ensure they can get a spot on the planned route.
The Prince and Duchess are then set to attend the Games opening ceremony on Wednesday night where Charles will officially open the games on behalf of his mother, Queen Elizabeth.
The tour is the 16th trip to Australia and the seventh to Queensland for Prince Charles, while it is Camilla's third.
It comes at an important time for the British monarchy, with republican sentiment gaining traction in Australia.
The Prince of Wales will also visit Bundaberg and Cairns during his trip to Queensland, and is scheduled to fly to Vanuatu and Darwin before heading home next week.