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    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Queensland to welcome The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in April

    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Queensland to welcome The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in April

    Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Queensland in April, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today welcoming the official confirmation from Clarence House.

    Premier Palaszczuk said His Royal Highness would represent Her Majesty The Queen at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and travel to Brisbane and regional Queensland.

    “This will be The Prince of Wales’ seventh visit to Queensland and The Duchess of Cornwall’s second visit,” the Premier said.

    “We’re arriving at a remarkable chapter in Queensland history and I know Their Royal Highnesses will enjoy the Games and all of the splendid natural beauty and warm hospitality our state has to offer.”

    Their Royal Highnesses last visited Queensland in 2012, travelling to Longreach to attend the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and the QANTAS Founders Museum, while joining hundreds of locals at a community barbeque to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

    Premier Palaszczuk said she expected Queenslanders would embrace the opportunity to greet the royal couple this visit.

    “I know the people of Queensland share a great affection for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and I look forward to welcoming Their Royal Highnesses back to our state,” the Premier said.

    “Together with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Clarence House, my department is working on details of the visit which will be released in due course.”

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