William and Kate meet with residents of bushfire-stricken area

William and Kate meet with residents of bushfire-stricken area
For their second official engagement in Australia, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, nee Kate Middleton, headed to the Blue Mountains to meet with families affected by the bushfires which swept through the area in October last year.

The royal couple displayed their kind and caring side as they listened to the victims’ accounts – even spending ten minutes talking to one family – and offered their sympathies for those who lost their homes just six months ago.

They also met with fire service personnel who had been directly involved with the devastating bushfires.

For the event, Kate looked lovely in a navy and white geometric print dress by American designer Diane Von Furstenberg. She paired the cotton wrap number with her trusty cork and navy suede Stuart Weitzman wedges.

Shortly after, they headed to Winmalee Girl Guides Hall for lunch, which included a ‘sausage sizzle’, a common Australian community event where barbecued sausages in bread rolls are served.

Kate, William and baby George were given a rockstar-like welcome when they arrived in Australia a day earlier for the first time as a family.

They were greeted to cheers as they stepped off the plane. Heading to an official reception to welcome them to Australia, thousands of well-wishers lined the Sydney Harbour foreshore, waiting for a glimpse of the royal couple.

Kate looked as flawless as ever in a yellow Roksanda Ilincic dress with white panels, although she confided in one onlooker: “William said I look like a banana!”