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Australian soldiers delighted by visit from Prince William and Princess Catherine

Whilst they were at the army barracks for other reasons, the Prince and Princess still made time to greet and converse with our Australian forces.
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Australian soldiers stationed in the UK will have quite the story to tell when they return to Australian shores after the barracks they were based at were visited by William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales.

The beloved royal couple stopped into the Combermere Barracks in Windsor, which is where troops from the 5th Battalion of the Royal Australian regiment are currently stationed as they train Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Whilst Wills and Kate were there to meet with predominately the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, this didn’t stop the Prince and Princess from making time to greet and converse with our Australian forces.

William, Prince of Wales, greeting a troop from the 5th Battalion of the Royal Australian regiment.

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Catherine, Princess of Wales, also met with Australian soldiers.

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The Prince of Wales shook hands with a member of Australia’s armed forces on arrival, whilst inside the barracks both Will and his wife took the time to speak to groups of the soldiers that are a long way away from home.

Prince William also showed his respect towards the men serving Australia with a salute.

The Princess appears to have entertained the soldiers!

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The event marked the first time Prince William has visited the Welsh Guards since becoming the ceremonial Colonel of the Welsh Guards, a royal role announced in December.

The future King and Queen of Britain didn’t have to travel far for the outing, as the barracks are located not far from their new home of Adelaide Cottage.

Both William and Catherine were all smiles at the engagement, despite new drama surrounding the Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, who have been evicted from Frogmore Cottage, which was the couples UK base.

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