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Australia Royal Tour Itinerary and Timings

The times that we know so far. Massive thanks to @auscanucksarah for the information! Timings are all in Australia timings, N.B. Aus has more than one time zone.

Wednesday 16th April


2/2.30pm Arrival to Sydney {George}

Sydney Opera House reception

Thursday 17th April
Blue Mountains

11.10am Blue Mountains and possible meeting with the Girl Guides

Friday 18th April


10.45am Royal Easter Show

11.45am (ish) Bear Cottage Hospice

3.10pm Manly Beach

Saturday 19th April


10.30am Australian Air Force base at Amberley

2pm Brisbane Convention Centre Reception

2.50pm Public walkabout 

Sunday 20th April


10.27am St Andrew’s Cathedral

1.55pm Taronga Zoo {George} 

Monday 21st April


Rest day

Tuesday 22nd April


AM Ayer’s Rock

Night without George

Wednesday 23rd April


AM Northern Sound System, Elizabeth

Playford Civic Centre

Return to Canberra in late afternoon

Thursday 24th April


AM National Portrait Gallery

Reception at Parliament House

PM National Arboretum 

Reception hosted by Governor-General

Friday 25th April


AM ANZAC Day March and Commemorative Service at the Australian War Memorial

Depart Defence Establishment Fairbairn, Canberra, for London

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Royal Tour New Zealand Itinerary

New Zealand timings that we know and UK conversion.
Timings from @GovGeneralNZ

Tuesday 8th April

Rest day

Wednesday 9th April


Afternoon (UK early hours) Plunket Society visit {George}

Thursday 10th April


11am (UK midnight) Wreath laying ceremony at Blenheim Clock Tower

11.30am-12pm (UK 12.30-1am) Public walk through Seymour Square

1.15pm (UK 2.15am) Flying Day at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre with Peter Jackson

Late afternoon/evening (UK early hours/morning) Meeting with PM and leader of opposition. State reception with Governor General

Friday 11th April


11.20am (UK 12.30am) Meet RNZAF families at Whenuapai Air Force Base

12.15-12.45pm (UK 1.15-1.45am) Public drive down Beaumont and Jellicoe St

1pm (UK 2am) Match race sailing

3pm (UK 4am) Ride on Sealegs across harbour

Saturday 12th April


11.15am (UK 12.15am) Hamilton: William at Pacific Aerospace, Kate at Rainbow Place

12.45-1.40pm (UK 1.45-2.40am) Public drive

1.15pm (UK 2.15am) Event by war memorial

Afternoon (UK early hours) Avantidrome

Sunday 13th April


10am (UK 11pm Saturday night) Holy Communion Service at Cathedral Church of St Paul

11.45am (UK 12.45am) Rippa Rugby Day

2.15-3.15pm (UK 3.15-4.15am) Queenstown: Meet local wine makers

3.30pm (UK 4.30am) Shotover Jetboat with Ngai Tahi youth

Spend night in Queenstown without George

Monday 14th April


10.30am (UK 11.30pm Sunday night) Welcome at Christchurch City Council building

11am (UK midnight) CTV Building Memorial Park and Transitional Cathedral

11.30am-12pm (UK 12.30-1am) Public walk

12-12.30pm (UK 1-1.30am) Cricket World Cup event

12.30pm (UK 1.30am) Opening Christchurch Visitors Centre

1pm (UK 2am) Future Focus at Wigram Air Force Museum

Tuesday 15th April

Rest day

Wednesday 16th April


10am (UK 11pm Tuesday night) RNZ Police College

11.15am (UK 12.15am) Public drive and possible walkabout through Civic Square

12pm (UK 1am) Drive around bays to airport

1pm (UK 2am) Depart for Sydney {George}

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Following the royal tour

I thought compiling a list of useful sites, blogs, tweeters might be helpful (for myself and anyone else who want to use it!) Please let me know on here or Twitter if you have any other suggestions :)

New Zealand: Monday 7th-Wednesday 16th April

Australia: Wednesday 16th-Friday 25th April

Time Differences


(There are too many good royal watcher accounts to mention, so just official or press ones here) 
The Mirror and Daily Mail put pictures up fairly quickly too. 
Live Streams
Local news outlets usually have live streams too, so look out on twitter for those.

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They are together all the time because they are the best of pals … We are very much amused at the thought of being in-laws to Prince William, but I don’t think it’s going to happen
Mike Middleton statement, 2003

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They went to get fish and chips one night and Kate forgot her wallet so William went back and got it for her, then in the lecture hall it was hot … Kate came in with two waters - one for her and one for Will
Laura Warshauer aka Gigi Rowe in Marcia Moody, Kate: A biography

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It has been suggested that Kate followed William to Chile and St Andrews in an attempt to integrate herself with him, but she had been to an Operation Raleigh selection weekend the previous summer, where potential volunteers were told about different trips on offer, and had already made her decision to go to Chile before it was announced that was where William was going. (Additionally, William’s press team didn’t announce which university he was going to until the following autumn, by which time Kate had already made her choice of St Andrews
Marcia Moody, Kate: A Biography

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Celebrate Prince George…!

The Baby Cambridge Fundraiser is just 2% away from it’s goal of £5000! This is an amazing achievement and I think we’ll all agree that William and Kate would regard this as a great way for royal fans to celebrate Prince George’s safe arrival. 

Please consider donating if you haven’t already:

And for fans in the UK, it’s even easier, you can just text in a donation.


The proceeds go to EACH, of which Kate is patron. 

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