The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the Antipodes


“Prince William was just a little overwhelmed with how many babies there were. He said he hoped we weren’t going to ask him to baby sit.”

“She said it was the most amount of babies they’d ever had in a room with George.”

“He told me that being in a hall full of aircraft made him long to be flying again.”

“She said she grows her own vegetables at home.”

“When it gets very cold we use helicopters to stop the frost over the vines by hovering above and stirring up the cold air. William exclaimed: ‘You’re joking? That’s an expensive way to do it! Wow! If you ever need a spare pilot, I’m here!'”

“Kate says she follows William’s wine advice.”

“William kept on shouting at me, ‘Go closer, Wayne, go closer’. Kate was amazed that the boats could go over such shallow water but the prince was very knowledgeable about how they worked.”

“Catherine told me she played cricket at school which was pretty interesting, she didn’t say when.”


“William said sleeping and distracting him was the best thing to get over jet-lag and that’s what they’d done with George.”

“The Duchess said she played goal shooter and preferred netball to hockey because she didn’t have to wear a mouth guard.”

“He said he would love to come back another time without so much attention and do some abseiling himself. He seemed quite confident and eager to have a go.”

“We had a little chat about George- she asked how big wombats really are, as the Governor General had given him a large stuffed toy wombat yesterday.”

“The prince just said that they were very sorry that I lost my house. It was built by my husband and I- we actually built it brick by brick. He said that when my house is rebuilt they are going to come back for a cup of tea with me.”

“Kate said it was beautiful and it was amazing, she asked how far you can see and I told her about 100 kilometres. She was amazed how far you could see.”

“He said he goes down to Cornwall and has done some surfing there, and a little bit in Portugal, but he said he just flounders in the shallows. We talked about George being a bit messy and drooling everywhere.”Image

“I complimented her on her green dress. She said she liked it but Prince William thought it was a bit bright.”

“He said that Jindi couldn’t have had its head any more into that termite mound.”

“The Duchess said, ‘Oh good, we’re looking forward to being able to use it, because we all love the water.'”

“They talked about the weather and that it was a lot better than when they were in New Zealand.”

“They said they loved coming to Queensland to see some sun.”

“She talked to Kerri about the two boys. I think that showed a real human touch.”

“He said he really appreciates Aboriginal culture.”


“She came up to us and we shook hands with her and we asked for a photo. We asked how she was and she asked how we were so it was awesome. I think we were just awestruck about how stunning and phenomenal she was.”

“The prince was really interested in what the echidnas were feeding on, which was a mixture of mince-meat, raw eggs, vitamins, and actually some dirt.”

“She said she’s going to say hello to Birmingham when she goes there. I thought that was wonderful.”

“I said, ‘It’s fantastic to meet you,’ and he said, ‘I’ve got to keep moving.'”

“You feel like you know them, and they treat you like they do.”