Kate And William’s Outback Visit Evokes Charles And Diana’s

Duke and Duchess receive traditional Indigenous welcome at Uluru.

1. Wills and Kate have visited Uluru, one of the most sacred Indigenous sites in Australia.

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2. The visit evoked memories of a previous visit by William’s parents, Charles and Diana, in 1983.

3. The similarities were uncanny.

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4. Uluru has great cultural significance for the Anangu people, the traditional inhabitants of the area.

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5. The base of Uluru is home to numerous springs, waterholes, caves and ancient paintings – the couple spent time alone at the base of the rock.

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6. Kate was presented with a necklace at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

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7. William shook hands with an Indigenous elder.

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8. The rock is a vast, stunning sandstone formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia.

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9. Uluru looks spectacular from every angle.

10. Earlier, the royal couple arrived at Ayers Rock Airport from Canberra, where they left Prince George with his nanny.

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11. They were welcomed by traditional owners Daisy Walkabout and Vincent Nipper.

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12. They talked to school children during a visit to the National Indigenous Training Academy at Yulara.

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13. William was presented with a traditional spear.

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14. Made from mulga wood and kangaroo vein.

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15. Inside the academy, Wills and Kate examined an Aboriginal map showing the diversity of Indigenous language groups pre-European settlement.

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16. There were between 350 and 750 distinct Australian Aboriginal languages at the time of first European contact.

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17. The royals visited Uluru during magic hour.

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18. It wasn’t hard to see why they enjoyed the autumnal outback weather.

We know where Kate & Wills would rather be today... #NTAustralia #RoyalVisitAus

— AusOutback NT (@AusOutbackNT)
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Simon Crerar is founding editor of BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
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