Royal Couple visits Sydney Royal Easter Show
April 18, 2014 - Sydney
- The Royal couple Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Sydney Royal Easter Show on the third day of their trip in Australia. They spent nearly two hours at the show which was hosted at the Sydney Olympic Park.
- The couple were welcomed by a merino ram - Fred. The six-year old ram went down on one knee to welcome the Royal couple.
- The duchess wore a white Zimmermann dress designed by Australian designer sisters Nicole and Simone Zimmermann. She joked that her husband Prince William could use a tuft of alpaca to cover up his bald patch.
- The couple were shown a display of fruits and vegetables as part of the agricultural show.
- The famed Sydney Royal Easter Show runs for 14 days and attracts more than 900,000 visitors ever year. It was founded in 1822. The show features prize-winning live stock like beef catle, merino sheep, horses and goats. Lizards and Alpacas will also be present in the show.
- Activities for visitors include pig patting, chuck washing and cow milking.
- The couple arrived in Australia on Wednesday after their tour to New Zealand. They will spend 10 days in Australia visiting its famous sites and honouring the war dead.