Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton closed their royal tour of New Zealand and Australia on Friday on a very significant note.
Following the ANZAC March and Commemorative Service where they laid a wreath before planting a Lone Pine tree in the Australian War Memorial Garden in Canberra that morning, the Duke of Cambridge left the country with his wife and son Prince George.
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Prince George with Duchess Kate
George was waved off by supporters as he donned a cute red cardigan with shorts plus white socks and navy Early Days shoes. The tot shook hands with the dignitaries before he got on the aircraft and occassion wailed out as he practiced his speech.
His mother wore a blue-grey Emilia Wickstead coat to board the plane and carried him up the steps before the departure.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott saw them off along with Bill Shorten and Katy Gallagher.
The royal couple had been travelling with their nine-month-old child for three weeks as they toured two countries Down Under.
Along with their entourage they departed the region from the Defence Establishment Fairbairn, on the Royal Australian Air Force aircraft before transferring to an international commercial flight to London, after farewells to their hosts.
The party for the entire visit included the Duchess’s Private Secretary, Rebecca Deacon, three press officers, a Tour Secretary, a Personal Assistant, a Hairdresser and an Orderly to help manage the logistics. Sir David Manning accompanied Their Royal Highnesses throughout as did Miguel Head, Private Secretary to The Duke of Cambridge. A new addition to the party was Maria Borrallo, Prince George’s nanny.
Next week the couple celebrate their third wedding anniversary and are expected to enjoy some private time as a family.
George’s nanny Maria Borallo