15 Aug 2013

Prince William and family to visit Australia next year

12:20 pm on 15 August 2013

Prince William intends to visit Australia next year with the Duchess of Cambridge and their first child, Prince George.

The visit will be reminiscent of the 1983 trip by Prince Charles and Princess Diana with William, who was then aged nine months.

The trip to Australia will be William and Kate's third tour together. They previously visited Canada in 2011 and southeast Asia in 2012.

The new prince was born on 22 July and named George Alexander Louis two days later.

There was no mention of New Zealand being included in the Australian visit.