The royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, are currently preparing for their tour of Australia in April, which will be the Duchesses’ first royal tour of the country. It is thought that Prince George will be on the journey with his parents, as they embark on a visit that has drawn comparisons to Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s trip in 1983.
Reports suggest that the couple are looking to set up a base in Sydney for the trip, despite official plans yet to be announced by Clarence House, the official residence of the Prince of Wales. This base will serve as a location in which baby Prince George can be looked after while the couple work through a busy itinerary during their stay.
Royals accept invitation
It is believed that planning for the trip will involve the hire of a new nanny to take care of Prince George, as the contract of the young prince’s current carer - Prince William and Harry’s former nanny Jessie Webb – will soon be coming to an end, as she was employed on a short term basis after coming out of retirement when the prince was born.
Both UK visitors and locals will be anticipating the arrival of the royals as they get ready for their 2014 Australian tour and, if their base is confirmed as being in the Sydney area, Scenic Tours guests might even get the chance to see the couple during this momentous trip!
The planned visit came about as a result of Prince William and Kate accepting invitations from the Australian and New Zealand governments, which were confirmed in December of last year.
The visit is due to last around a month as the couple travel to both countries during their stay. In addition to being Kate’s first official trip to Australia, the journey will also mark Prince George’s first official overseas tour at the age of just nine months.
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