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Royal Tour Day 17: Adelaide {LIVE}

Royal Tour Day 17: Adelaide {LIVE}

Yesterday, William and Kate spent an adventurous and scenic day in Uluru celebrating the indigenous culture of Australia. Today, they are off to Adelaide to connect with the youngsters of the country.

More precisely, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting the suburb of Elizabeth. The small city was named after the present Queen in 1955, and Her Majesty herself visited in 1963. Elizabeth has a long history with the royal family, and it is about to get longer – today, William and Catherine will officially name a city block after Prince George.


On the agenda for today is a visit to Northern Sound System, an adolescent hub with a recording studio, skateboard park, and general “hangout scene”. Afterwards, they’ll enjoy a short walk to the Playford Civic Centre, bestow Cheeks’ namesake, and attend a reception hosted by the Governor and Premier of South Australia.

Northern Sound System

One of the more unusual events of the tour was a visit to Northern Sound System. NSS, as it is called, is a music studio, workshop, and local hub for young people. It is known as an inspirational place for locals to rehearse, record, and perform their own music, hang out, and even skateboard at the facility’s skate park.


William and Catherine met with the staff and locals who frequent Northern Sound System. They also listened to live music performances and toured the facilities. During the performances, Wills and Kate tried their hand at DJing, making them the coolest royals ever.


Once outside, they watched a skateboarding display at the skate park. After the performances, Prince George received a skateboard as a gift.

Kate was seriously stunning in a blush pink dress by Alexander McQueen. The bespoke creation featured three-quarter sleeves, peplum detail, and a pleated a-line skirt. It was an instant hit and applauded as her best look yet!

She accessorized with her LK Bennett Sledge pumps and Natalie clutch. Her jewelry was classic and elegant, featuring Anoushka pearl drop earrings, Cartier watch and necklace.

Prince George Plaza

Following their walkabout at Northern Sound System, the Duke and Duchess strolled down the road to the Playford Civic Centre to open the Prince George Plaza.


The streets were lined with wellwishers, and Catherine tried to wave, greet, and collect gifts as much as she could. Despite running twenty minutes behind schedule, the Duke and Duchess took the time to thank the people who came out to see them.

In honor of the birth of Prince George of the Chubby Cheeks, the town of Elizabeth dedicated a central plaza in his name. Today, William and Kate officially opened the Prince George Plaza.

Reception

For their final event of the day, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception hosted by the Governor and Premier of South Australia. The event was hosted inside the Playford Civic Centre.


Inside the reception, William and Catherine viewed a display on the history of the town of Elizabeth. The town is named after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and was named in 1955. Eight years later, the Queen visited her namesake town.

At the reception, the Duke and Duchess were joined by local youth. The visit to Adelaide was focused on connecting with the young people of Australia, and this was a perfect opportunity to mingle and get to know them.


Kate remained in her stunning Alexander McQueen ensemble throughout the day. She really shined in the bright pink outfit amongst the many crowds.

After the reception, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge boarded a four hour flight to Canberra, and to Cheeks. Last night, William and Kate spent the evening “glamping” in Uluru. It will surely be nice to be back with their baby boy!

Tomorrow

National Portrait Gallery

Prime Minister’s Reception

Visit to National Arboretum

Governor-General’s Reception

Royal Tour Day 16: Uluru

Royal Tour Day 16: Uluru

After a leisurely Easter holiday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ventured to Uluru, formerly known at Ayer’s Rock, in the Northern Territory of Australia. They embarked on a four hour plane ride to the middle of the country to enjoy the natural wonders of the area. Uluru was once owned by the indigenous peopleContinue Reading

Royal Tour Day 14: Sydney

Royal Tour Day 14: Sydney

Happy Easter, royal watchers! In Sydney, Australia, it is Easter Sunday and William and Catherine are enjoying George’s first Easter holiday. We wonder what is in his Easter basket – a stuffed bunny, and maybe some Cadbury eggs? Today’s agenda features Easter Sunday church service at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. St. Andrew’s is the Episcopal cathedralContinue Reading

Royal Tour Day 13: Brisbane

Royal Tour Day 13: Brisbane

Lucky number 13! Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were headed to Brisbane. Queensland was thrilled for their arrival, with the local Queensland Courier providing readers with a poster and tiara. Wills and Kate are headed to the Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley in Brisbane to meet with military personnel and families. Afterwards,Continue Reading

Royal Tour Day 12: Sydney

Royal Tour Day 12: Sydney

Today was a fabulous day for the Royal Tour, with plenty of opportunities for Kate to shine! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent a full day in Sydney, exploring some very iconic and some highly important landmarks in Australian society. The first stop was the massive, celebratory Sydney Royal Easter Show – a stateContinue Reading

Royal Tour Day 11: Blue Mountains

Royal Tour Day 11: Blue Mountains

William and Kate’s first full day in Australia took them to the scenic Blue Mountains area of New South Wales, ¬†near Sydney. The mountain range is a popular tourist destinations for locals and foreigners alike. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in the close-knit community this morning. The area was recently plagued by bushfires.Continue Reading

Royal Tour Day 10: Wellington/Sydney

Royal Tour Day 10: Wellington/Sydney

It is the final day in New Zealand, and after ten days of beautiful scenery, adoring fans, and exciting activities, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are headed to Australia. While we will surely miss the Kiwi coverage, we can’t wait to see what Australia has in store! (Koalas?! Cheeks?!) Today was a very busyContinue Reading

Royal Tour Day 8: Christchurch

Royal Tour Day 8: Christchurch

Today, William and Catherine continued their Royal Tour in Christchurch. The second largest city in New Zealand, which is known to be “more English than England,” suffered a devastating earthquake in 2011. Since then, Christchurch has made great efforts to restore the structure and morale of the powerful city. It was a jam-packed day ofContinue Reading

Royal Tour Day 7: Dunedin & Queenstown

Royal Tour Day 7: Dunedin & Queenstown

Today, the Cambridges departed for a two-day mini-break away from Wellington (and Cheeks, who stayed with his nanny). The trip began in Dunedin and Queenstown, where the Duke and Duchess scheduled a series of very fun events. via Twitter The first unofficial event of the day was the arrival at Dunedin airport. Kate and WilliamContinue Reading

Royal Tour Day 6: Waikato

Royal Tour Day 6: Waikato

Today, Wills and Kate parted their separate ways for a while on their first event in Waikato. While William spent the morning at the Pacific Aerospace Centre at Hamilton Airport, viewing the manufacturing plant and static aircraft display, Kate visited the Rainbow Place Children’s Hospice. Later, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reunited in theContinue Reading

Royal Tour Day 5: Auckland

Royal Tour Day 5: Auckland

After a glamorous reception in Wellington today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge jetted off to Auckland for a more low-key schedule of events. An exciting day for royal watchers – today will show Kate and William in a more relaxed reception with military servicemen before letting their competitive sides shine in Auckland Harbor. viaContinue Reading

Kate Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with the Irish Guard

Kate Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with the Irish Guard

This morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with the Irish Guards in Aldershot. The event has become an annual tradition for Kate, attending the event in 2012 and 2013 as well. The Duchess of Cambridge on St. Patrick’s Day 2012 William and Catherine have a history with the regiment. TheContinue Reading

What does Kate do?

What does Kate do?

The internet was a-buzz last week when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge jetted off to the Maldives for a short break before their New Zealand and Australia tour. While most people were envious of their escape to warmer climates, others were disgruntled. To many, it seems that the Duchess of Cambridge does nothing.  ItContinue Reading

The Queen and Kate host RADA Reception

The Queen and Kate host RADA Reception

This evening, Her Majesty the Queen and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge hosted a reception for the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts at Buckingham Palace. The Queen is a patron of the RADA and Kate joined Her Majesty at the star-studded event. Around 250 guests attended the grand event, including Dame Helen Mirren, JulianContinue Reading