Prince William has praised Australians and firefighters for their courage during the bushfire crisis prior to his anticipated visit to the country with his wife Kate Middleton.
The passionate message of the Duke of Cambridge was shown on Sunday evening during the charity concert of Fire Fight Australia at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
‘Bye everyone. Catherine and I just wanted to say that we were very shocked and saddened to see the damage and destruction recently caused by the forest fires, “Prince William said.
“We know it has been a terrible time for all the victims of the forest fires.
“We want to praise the courage and resilience of all Australians involved, especially the volunteer firefighters who have put their lives at risk to protect lives, livelihoods and wildlife.
‘We think that everywhere has been a fantastic effort from everyone who cares for each other.
Prince William gave a passionate message of himself and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, which was broadcast on Sunday evening during the charity concert Fire Fight Australia at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, alongside the international broadcast
A lonely NSW RFS fireman is fighting a fire in the Blue Mountains. The Duke of Cambridge praised Australian firefighters for their courage in the recent bushfire crisis prior to his anticipated visit Down Under with his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge
“We know that there have been many incredible generosity actions and that communities come together to support each other.
“We wish you all the best for the rebuilding and a good evening.”
Prince William’s statement of support comes after it was announced that the Scott Morrison government was talking to Kensington Palace about details of a Royal Tour to bushfire-hit areas.
At the end of the discussions, Morrison is expected to “soon” issue a formal invitation to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The trip would be William’s fifth visit to Australia and the first of the couple since 2014.
Mayors along the NSW south coast hope that a royal visit will stimulate tourism in the area after an intensive bushfire season.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are holding Prince George during their visit to Wellington from Australia during their visit to 2014. On Tuesday, it was announced that the Morrison government is in talks with Kensington Palace about details of a Royal Tour to areas affected by forest fire
Firefighters fight the Morton Fire while it burns a house near Bundanoon, NSW. Cabinet Minister Simon Birmingham said that “bad images” of Australia were broadcast during the bushfire crisis and a royal visit would bring the country in a better light
Minister of Cabinet Simon Birmingham said that previous visits by members of the royal family had brought the number of tourists to Australia.
“We hope that all of that can be concluded quickly with an announcement from the royal family, because it will be a great opportunity to remind the rest of the world that Australia is still a fantastic place to visit full of rich and amazing experiences,” the senator told Nine Network earlier this month.
Senator Birmingham pointed to Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s visit in 2018 and said it resulted in a 120 percent increase in the number of visits to the Tourism Australia website and then a 30 percent increase in bookings.
“There are real economic benefits,” he said.
“Images of them on pristine beaches and bushland, where green growth is coming back and cuddly recovering animals in the wild.”
“These are the most important images that we need the rest of the world to see because they saw many bad images of Australia during the new year period.”
The visit of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan in 2018 resulted in a 120 percent increase in the number of visits to the Tourism Australia website and then a 30 percent increase in bookings
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Leuca de Koala during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney in 2014
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talked about the recent bushfire season.
On Australia Day, the couple sent a message of solidarity by sharing a picture of themselves with a koala during their visit to Instagram in 2014.
“Happy Australia Day! This year we pay tribute to the incredible power and resilience of all Australian people and communities affected by the devastating forest fires, “the post endorsed.
On January 5, the Kensington Royals expressed their condolences to those who died during the gruesome bushfire season.
“We express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who tragically lost their lives, and the brave firefighters who continue to risk their own lives to save the lives of others,” the message said.