Royals visit 2014: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Adelaide

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have touched down for their visit to Elizabeth, in Adelaide’s north, where baby Prince George will be honoured.

The royal couple flew into Edinburgh RAAF base just before 11am local time after spending the night camping under the stars at Uluru.

William and Kate will spend only about two hours in Elizabeth - named in honour of the Queen - but all of that time will involve the area’s young people.

Kate is wearing a dusty pink Alexander McQueen outfit, with a flared skirt, while William is a navy suit and maroon tie.

They were met by South Australian Governor Kevin Scarce and Acting Premier John Rau.

The royals first stop will be at a community music program which offers youths the chance to make and listen to music and engage with the wider music industry.

That will be followed by a demonstration at an adjacent skateboard park before the royals wind up their Adelaide stopover with a civic reception where they will mingle with a group of invited guests, all aged under 30.

They will also unveil a plaque renaming the forecourt of the Playford Civic Centre Prince George Plaza, after the nine-month-old son who has been left behind in Canberra.

Unemployment is high, especially youth unemployment, and that’s why the royal visit is seen as a much needed boost.

Once a manufacturing hub, the region has been hard hit with closures and the announcement car maker Holden will shut down operations.


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