12 Photos of the Royal Family You Have to See Today
ANOTHER ROYAL WEDDING?
We spy one little admirer in the New Zealand crowd who'd like to join the royal family!
MOMENT OF SILENCE
Another stop at the Police College: a memorial that acknowledges 29 New Zealand police officers killed in the line of duty. The visit included traditional Maori greetings and prayers, plus music from the police Kapa Haka group, a tribal song and dance troupe.
A NEW OUTLOOK
MOM & ME
Prince George is also in on the action, wearing another sweet sailboat-themed outfit for his first visit to Australia.
While touring the Sydney Harbor, en route to the city's famed opera house, Kate stops to chat with some cute kids, who come bearing flowers.
ON DADDY DUTY
Not wanting to miss out on the fun, George gets a lift from dad as the two greet their Aussie admirers Wednesday afternoon.
Kate chats up quite the colorful group Wednesday while heading into a Sydney Opera House reception held by the Governor and Premier of New South Wales. There, Prince William gave a speech to mark the start of his family's visit to Australia. "For Catherine, Harry and me, born in the early '80s, we've never known anything else – Australia and Australians have always been for us a beacon of confidence, creativity in the arts and sporting ability," he said.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
The happy royal family makes for the perfect picture during a stroll around Sydney.
During the Sydney Opera House reception, Will and Kate hold cricket bats presented to them as part of a promotion for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, which will take place in Australia and New Zealand. They also met some children, dressed to represent various countries that will compete in the tournament next year.
IS THIS FUR REAL?
In the cutest moment of the day, Prince George receives a stuffed wombat from his family's Australian hosts, Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Cosgrove. Dad Prince William was called Wombat when he was Prince George's age, so the gift was extra appropriate (and adorable). The royal family stays across Sydney Harbor at the Admiralty House on Wednesday night, then plans to visit the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Thursday, to meet with those affected by bush fires that took place there last October.