The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Blue Mountains of Australia, where over 100 homes were destroyed by bush fires last year.
The Duke of Cambridge has praised Australia for being a "beacon of confidence" as thousands of Australians turned out to greet his family.
A pair of police dog puppies had the Duke the Duchess of Cambridge in raptures as their tour of New Zealand drew to a close.
The Queen, joined by the Duke Edinburgh, has presented money to pensioners at the traditional Royal Maundy Thursday service.
Hundreds of well-wishers lined the streets outside Blackburn Cathedral in Lancashire to welcome the royal party to the service which dates back to the 13th century.
The Queen distributed Maundy money to senior citizens, including retired pensioners who have been recognised by the clergy and ministers for their service to the church and local authority.
During the service 88 men and 88 women received a coin for each of the Queen's 88 years of reigning. Each pensioner was also given a white purse and red purse to mark the celebration.
The stunning views from one of Australia's most visited beauty spots left the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge declaring they will return some day.
William described the breathtaking Three Sisters viewing point across the Blue Mountains as "a great place for a picnic" while Kate discussed bush walking and said they would come back.
The couple were greeted at the beauty spot by around 3,000 well-wishers lining crash barriers.
William and Kate, who wore a Diane von Furstenburg wrap dress and wedges, were welcomed by cheers from the crowds and walked down to a platform to see the majestic views across the Blue Mountain range.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed for photographers during their visit to the 'Three Sisters' rock formation in the town of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting the Blue Mountains region, which was devastated by wildfires last October.
The royal couple met with families in Winmalee who lost their homes to the fires and members of the emergency services who helped tackle them.
More than 100 homes were destroyed in Winmalee when the fires swept thorough the regions, to the west of Sydney.
Prince George, who has been accompanying his parents on their tour across Australia and New Zealand, has received a special gift from the Governor-General.
The young Prince appears delighted with his new cuddly toy, which is said to be a wombat.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and baby George made a royal visit to the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove at Admiralty House, Sydney, during the second leg of their tour down under.
The Duchess of Cambridge faced hr husband's bowling during a game of cricket in Christchurch today.
ITV News Royal Editor Tim Ewart tweeted:
Cricket in heels. Kate faces the bowling of William http://t.co/SAHb6DQjZT
Kate ducks a bouncer from William. Just not cricket http://t.co/rCr9hCwbtd