19 Mar 2011

Prince William begins Queensland tour

4:01 pm on 19 March 2011

Prince William has arrived in Australia for a three-day tour of flood- and cyclone-damaged regions.

His flight from New Zealand landed at Townsville in Queensland on Saturday morning. He was due to travel by helicopter from there to the Cassowary Coast towns of Cardwell and Tully before heading north to Cairns.

Along the way he will meet volunteers who have helped residents recover in the wake of Cyclone Yasi, which tore through northern Queensland in early February.