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A Blue Mountains experience for William and Kate

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed at Echo Point in the Blue Mountains of Australia. Photo: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent a day in the Blue Mountains region of Australia.

The area was devastated by wildfires last October, destroying more than 100 homes, and the Royal couple met with survivors of the fires and members of the emergency services who helped tackle them.

But they were then taken to see an area the fire did not reach: the view from Echo Point of the Jamison Valley, as Royal Editor Tim Ewart reports:

The Duke of Cambridge had praised Australia for being a "beacon of confidence" when arriving in Sydney, as thousands of Australians turned out to greet the Royal family.

The royal couple also posed for "selfies" with some of the waiting crowd members.

Matchmaking: members of the crowd attempt to play cupid with the future of eight-month-old Prince George. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

And they weren't disappointed at Echo Point either - the couple declared they will return some day, with Prince William describing it as "a great place for a picnic".

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