Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, greets the crowd. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Adelaide, Australia. The royal couple, along with their son Prince George, are on a 10-day official visit to Australia.
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, greets the crowd. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Adelaide, Australia. The royal couple, along with their son Prince George, are on a 10-day official visit to Australia. David Mariuz

Skateboards and DJ decks on the royal tour

WITH a skateboard bearing George's name in tow, the royal couple headed back to Canberra on Wednesday night to be reunited with their little prince ahead of a busy final stage of their Australian tour.

It was Adelaide's turn to get close to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Wednesday but with just a few hours open to fans, many were up at Sunrise to get the best seats at public viewing points.

Will and Kate's whirlwind visit to the City of Churches began in the northern suburb of Elizabeth.

Fresh from a visit to Uluru, they were once again welcomed by traditional land owners as they arrived late Wednesday morning.

First stop was youth community centre Northern Sound System where the couple heard about issues impacted young people in the area, namely high unemployment rates.

Dressed in a two piece powder pink suit by Alexander McQueen - the fashion house responsible for the infamous gown donned by Pippa Middleton at the royal wedding - Kate joined her husband for a spin on the centre's DJ decks.

Young members of the Elizabeth Riders group had the chance to show off their skating and bike riding skills - cue custom made skate board gift - at a local skate bowl before the official reception at the Playford Civic Centre where youth unemployment was once again the focus.

Crowds finally got their big chance when the couple walked the length of the civic centre forecourt.

While George wasn't there to see it, his parents unveiled a plaque declaring the forecourt had been re-named "King George Plaza".

The reception, which was attended by South Australian Dignitaries and 200 youths and youth workers, was over by 2pm when the couple headed back to the airport.

The majority of breaks in the couple's schedule have been at Canberra, where candid snaps of Kate bouncing the prince on her knee were taken outside Government House earlier in the week.

They were given Wednesday night off ahead of Thursday's official reception at Parliament House and their last official engagement Friday's Anzac Day Service at the National War Memorial.



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