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

Duke and Duchess receive traditional Indigenous welcome at Uluru.

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

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

The similarities were uncanny.

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

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

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William shook hands with an Indigenous elder.

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

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Uluru looks spectacular from every angle.

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

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

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

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William was presented with a traditional spear.

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Made from mulga wood and kangaroo vein.

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

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

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The royals visited Uluru during magic hour.

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

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