The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William has praised Australia’s assistance to Solomon Islands in relief and recovery aid following floods and earthquakes that hit the nation.
Prince William and Kate touched down in Sydney for their 10-day tour on Wednesday, with their son Prince George for their first official tour of Australia.
They were treated to a small reception on the tarmac before going to the Opera House for an official reception and meet-and-greet.
Prince William told the official function at the Opera House that he and Kate were looking forward to their first trip to Australia together.
The Prince praised Australia’s important role regionally and globally, including its “great generosity” towards Solomon Islands after the nation’s recent floods and earthquakes.
He said Australia responded with great generosity in the past few days to the natural disaster affecting the Solomon Islands, which is suffering from floods and successive earthquakes.
Meanwhile, Prince William said he was hoping baby George would enjoy the visit as well.
About 1-hundred members of the Australian and international media were on the tarmac as the Royals arrived, while members of the public were kept far away behind a perimeter fence.
The tour will end in Canberra, where the Royal couple will attend the Anzac Day march and commemorative service at the Australian War Memorial before returning to Britain.