Talks are underway to send Prince William and Princess Kate Down Under next year with their three children, Australia’s Prime Minister confirms
- Anthony Albanese said a royal visit is on the cards for William and Kate
- It is hoped that they will bring their children George, Charlotte and Louis
- The last time William and Kate visited Australia was in 2014 with baby George
- Had planned to go in 2020 after bushfires but plans stopped due to pandemic
Talks are under way to send the Prince and Princess of Wales – and their family – on an official tour Down Under next year, Australia’s prime minister has confirmed.
Anthony Albanese said that a royal visit is on the cards for William and Kate – and it is hoped that they will bring their children George, Charlotte and Louis, probably during the school holidays.
Discussions on when the new King will make his first official visit to Australia as head of state have not begun. Mr Albanese told ITV: ‘There have been some preliminary discussions about the now Prince and Princess of Wales visiting Australia.
‘And of course the Royal Family have always been welcome visitors here in Australia and they would be again.’
Anthony Albanese said that a royal visit is on the cards for William and Kate. Pictured: The royal couple on a previous visit to Australia in 2014
According to Anthony Albanese, there have been ‘preliminary discussions’ about William and Kate visiting Australia. Pictured: William and Kate in Australia in 2014
The last time William and Kate visited Australia was in 2014. They took along nine-month-old Prince George, whose popularity was such that he was dubbed the ‘republican slayer’.
Asked if that status made him ‘nervous’ to extend the invitation to the couple’s children, Mr Albanese said the young royals were more than welcome. ‘I think I would hope that if they visit, they bring their children with them,’ he added.
Mr Albanese, who will meet the King this weekend ahead of Monday’s funeral, has not ruled out holding a referendum on the republic if he is re-elected. But he said it was ‘inappropriate’ to discuss it while commemorating the Queen.
The prince and princess had planned to visit Australia in the wake of the country’s devastating January 2020 bushfires but had to cancel due to the pandemic.
It is hoped that the royal couple will bring their children Charlotte, George and Louis on the trip to Australia. Pictured: The family in June during Trooping the Colour
William and Kate took along nine-month-old Prince George to Australia in 2014, pictured, whose popularity was such that he was dubbed the ‘republican slayer’