Royals wave goodbye as Australia tour draws to a close

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince George, have boarded their first flight on the journey back home as their Australian tour draws to an end.

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William and Kate appear at Anzac Day parade

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined a memorial parade in Canberra to mark Anzac Day.

William wore his military service medals to the ceremony, while Kate wore a Poppy brooch given to her by the wife of an Australian Victoria Cross holder.

William and Kate at an Anzac Day event in Australia. Credit: APTN

The service falls on the final day of the royals' tour of the country.

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Royals remember Australia's war dead on Anzac Day

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were up before dawn for a solemn remembrance of Australia's war dead.

The couple made an unannounced appearance in the darkness at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra for the early service marking Anzac Day - a national day of remembrance for the nation's fallen, veterans and those still serving.

William and Kate at an Anzac Day memorial service

With the Australian War Memorial lit up behind them, William and Kate quietly arrived at around 5am local time on Friday.

Kate, 32, in a cream scarf and black coat and black leather gloves, stood to William's right, her hands clasped in front of her as they listened to the early readings which were already under way.

William thanks Australia in parliament speech

The Duke of Cambridge has given a speech to the Australian parliament in Canberra, praising the country as a rising "economic power house" and giving thanks for the "warmth and generosity" shown to them during their tour.

On the penultimate day, he also mentioned Prince George's love for a large wombat toy received during the trip.

ITV News' Royal Editor Tim Ewart reports:

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Thought for the day from William in Oz: "The harder you work the luckier you get." http://t.co/hcsT7BeJUP

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William reveals Prince George has been chewing the cuddly wombat toy he was given. No surprise there.

William & Kate visit iconic Ayer's Rock without George

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were taken around Uluru, or Ayer's Rock, by local guides today, before watching the sunset at Australia's most iconic landmark - which was described by Kate described as "absolutely stunning."

Prince George remained with his nanny in Canberra while the royal couple visited the outback. The family will be reunited tomorrow evening.

ITV News Royal Correspondent Tim Ewart reports:

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