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    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Public walk by The Prince and Duchess in Brisbane

    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Public walk by The Prince and Duchess in Brisbane

    Queenslanders are invited to see Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in Brisbane next week on Wednesday 4 April.

    Their Royal Highnesses will arrive at Old Government House, QUT at 12:50pm for an official ceremonial welcome to Australia, including an inspection of the guard and 21 gun-salute at Kangaroo Point. The Governor-General, Governor of Queensland, Premier of Queensland and Australian Government Minister for Home Affairs, representing the Prime Minister, will welcome The Prince and Duchess.

    Their Royal Highnesses will then walk through the City Botanic Gardens, giving Queenslanders the opportunity to meet The Prince and Duchess. Visitors are encouraged to be in position early for the public walk, which will commence at 1:15pm at the Gardens Theatre end of the gardens.

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she hoped thousands of Queenslanders would line the Botanic Gardens on the day.

    “If you work in the city, I can’t think of a better way to spend a lunch break than strolling down to our beautiful City Botanic Gardens and meeting Their Royal Highnesses,” the Premier said.

    “This royal visit also coincides with the school holidays in Queensland and is a great opportunity for children to take part in what promises to be an unforgettable, historic day for our state.”

    A map of public viewing opportunities is available from www.qld.gov.au/royalvisit

    A large screen will be positioned in the gardens near the public walk route to show the day’s events.

    All visitors are encouraged to remain safe, and be courteous of other visitors at all times.

    Visitors to the City Botanic Gardens should arrive early, bring food and water, and be sun safe. Access to toilets will be available, but limited. Visitors are discouraged from bringing umbrellas and chairs, and ‘selfie sticks’ will not be permitted.

    There will be restricted pedestrian and vehicle access during the day around Alice Street, Parliament House and QUT, and Lower River Terrace at Kangaroo Point for the gun-salute. Visitors are encouraged to use public transport on the day.

    The public walk in Brisbane is part of the Their Royal Highnesses’ visit to Australia for the Commonwealth Games. The Prince of Wales will also visit Bundaberg and Cairns during his trip to Queensland.

    Media Contact:  Michelle Wellington (Premier's office) 0437 323 834