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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.

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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:

William and Kate visit indigenous academy

Kate awards a certificate to a member of the National Indigenous Training Academy.
The Duchess awards a certificate to a member of the National Indigenous Training Academy. Credit: Reuters

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited Australia's National Indigenous Training Academy as their tour of the country continues.

The visit to the school - which helps to train members of Australia's ethnic communities in the tourism and hospitality trades - will be followed by a traditional welcome at the Uluru Cultural Centre.

The royals - without Prince George, who is staying with his nanny in Canberra - will view an indigenous art display and later attend afternoon tea, given by the chief minister of the Northern Territory.

After tea, the Duke and Duchess will visit Uluru - also known as Ayers Rock - taking a short walk along its base in the company of a local guide.

Uluru is a world famous landmark - a huge mound of sandstone that stands almost 350 metres high and is more than two miles long and a mile wide.

Royals arrive in Canberra after Sydney zoo visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George arrive in Canberra.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George arrive in Canberra. Credit: LUKAS COCH/AAP/Press Association Images

After a day at the zoo it was a quick flight to the Australian capital for Prince George and his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Watch: Baby George opens bilby enclosure named in his honour

Prince George makes a new friend.
Prince George makes a new friend. Credit: LUKAS COCH/AAP/Press Association Images

After landing in Canberra the royals were met by the Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove and the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

See more: William and Kate meet a koala at Sydney zoo

Prince William strapped baby George into a child seat in their car before they were driven to Government House where they will spend the night.

Prince George receives a gift after landing in Canberra.
Prince George receives a gift after landing in Canberra. Credit: LUKAS COCH/AAP/Press Association Images

William and Kate meet a koala at Sydney zoo

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reacts as they watch Ripley the Barking Owl during a visit to Taronga zoo Sydney.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reacts as they watch Ripley the Barking Owl during a visit to Taronga zoo Sydney. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA wire

See more: Royal couple attend Easter Sunday service in Sydney

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Leuca the Koala.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Leuca the Koala. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA wire

Watch: Baby George opens bilby enclosure named in his honour

The Duchess of Cambridge meet Leuca the Koala.
The Duchess of Cambridge meet Leuca the Koala. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA wire

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Baby George opens bilby enclosure named in his honour

Prince George joined his parents at Taronga Zoo for the opening of the bilby enclosure which is named in his honour.

In their final official engagement in Sydney for this Royal Tour, William and Kate left Admiralty House with their son.

See more: Royal couple attend Easter Sunday service in Sydney

The Duke joked in a speech given when the Cambridges first arrived in Australia last week: "I suspect George's first word might be 'bilby' - only because koala is harder to say. We really look forward to our time here together as a family."

Royal couple attend Easter Sunday service in Sydney

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have celebrated Easter at a service in Sydney's St Andrew's Cathedral on the fifth day of their tour of Australia.

The royal couple were met by the Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev Dr Glenn Davies, when they arrived at the cathedral for the 65 minute long service.

The Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William arrive at Sydney's St Andrew's Cathedral Credit: Reuters
Crowds await the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William in Sydney Credit: Reuters

Royal Couple meet well-wishers in Brisbane

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met well wishers in Brisbane following a reception hosted by the Governor and Premier of Queensland during the thirteenth day of their official tour to New Zealand and Australia.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet well wishers in Brisbane. Credit: PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet well wishers in Brisbane following a reception hosted by the Governor and Premier of Queensland. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA wire

Later the royal couple attended a reception in Brisbane hosted by Queensland Governor Penelope Wensley and Premier Campbell Newman.

More: Kate takes the lead at airforce visit in Brisbane

Huge crowds turn out for Kate and William's walkabout

Thousands of royal revellers have turned out in Brisbane to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as they walked about greeting locals.

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William gets up close and personal with well wishers who've waited hours in the sun http://t.co/NErlIt1Fp4

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Everyone's a snapper these days. The crowd for the Brisbane walkabout http://t.co/wuCp9amSfE

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