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Royals wave goodbye as journey home begins

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.

ITV News' Royal Editor Tim Ewart reports:

Will and Kate place poppies in war memorial

The Duke and Duchess have each placed a poppy in honour of fallen military personnel from Australia and New Zealand.

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.

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:

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

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.

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