Canberra residents can enter a ballot to get up close and personal with visiting royals when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge touch down in the nation’s capital.
Prince William, his wife Catherine and the couple’s son, Prince George, arrive in Canberra on April 20 as part of an 18-night visit to Australia and New Zealand.
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher on Friday announced Canberrans can put their names forward to be in the crowd of 200 when the family lands at Fairbairn air base on Easter Sunday, or among 50 present the following Thursday when the royals visit the National Arboretum to plant a tree.
“We anticipate there will be a huge amount of interest around the visit and we wanted to make sure that there was some opportunity for Canberrans to attend these events,” Ms Gallagher said in a statement.
William, 31, and Catherine, 32, are known for mixing with crowds during official visits, often posing for photos and chatting with locals.
It is unknown if nine-month-old George will join his parents at official events in Australia.
The ballot closes at midday (AEDT) on Tuesday, with 200 people to be selected to attend the runway arrival, and 50 others to see the tree planting.
Successful applicants will be notified by mid-April.
The events are closed to the general public.
“Canberrans can also catch a glimpse of The Duke and Duchess either at the National Portrait Gallery or at the Australian War Memorial during the Anzac Day National Ceremony,” Ms Gallagher said.
People interested in entering the ballot should visit 南宁夜网.act.gov广西桑拿网, or call 13 22 81.