The Royal Visit
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Friday, 10 March 2006

We are publishing further details of the Royal Visit below. The times indicated are the times announced for the arrival or departure of the Royal Party, so it would be prudent to arrive well in advance. As more details become known, or changes made, they will be posted to the site.

The  vantage points  are ranked with asterisks.

Sunday, 12 March in Canberra:

  •         RAAF Base, Fairbairn.   9.00AM *

Monday, 13 March in Sydney:

  •         The Opera House.  11.00AM*** 
  •         St. Andrew’s Cathedral, George Street    12.20PM.
  • ·        Admiralty House  approximately before 2.00PM 

Tuesday, 14 March in Canberra:

  •           Parliament House Forecourt.  7.20PM *** 

Wednesday, 15 March in Canberra:

  •           The RAAF Base, Fairbairn* 

Wednesday, 15 March in Melbourne: 

  •             Melbourne Airport. 12.35PM. Register in advance with Protocol Office, 03-     96515026 ***
  •              Exhibition Building in Nicholson Street. 1PM.***
  •              Exhibition Building in Park Lane. TBA,*** 

Thursday, 16 March in Melbourne

  •            Melbourne Airport, 3.20PM, register in advance with Protocol Office, 03-96515026 ***

Details of Prince Edwar's itinerary are:

Sunday, 12th March 2006

The Earl of Wessex Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the World Media Reception at Governement House, Melbourne, Australia
The Earl of Wessex Vice Patron, will attend the Commonwealth Games Federation Assembly Meeting at the Sofitel Melbourne Hotel, Australia
The Earl of Wessex Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will receive the Hon. Steve Bracks, Premier of Victoria, at the Sofitel Melbourne Hotel, Australia
The Earl of Wessex 11th March - 27th March 2006 as Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia
The Earl of Wessex will attend a Church Service at St. Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Australia
 
Monday, 13th March 2006

The Earl of Wessex will attend a Commonwealth Day Reception at Admiralty House, Sydney, Australia
The Earl of Wessex will attend a Multi Faith Service at St. Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney, Australia
The Earl of Wessex 11th March - 27th March 2006 as Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia
 
Tuesday, 14th March 2006

The Earl of Wessex will attend the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Giving at the State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia
The Earl of Wessex 11th March - 27th March 2006 as Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia
 
Wednesday, 15th March 2006

The Earl of Wessex Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
The Earl of Wessex Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Internatioanl Foundation, will attend the Asia Pacific 50th Annivesary Exhibition at Zinc, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
The Earl of Wessex 11th March - 27th March 2006 as Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia
 
Thursday, 16th March 2006

The Earl of Wessex Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend a Commonwealth Games Lunch at the Commonwealth Games Village, Park Street, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia
The Earl of Wessex Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Lord Mayor's Business Club Australia Melbourne 2006 Welcome Breakfast at the Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia
The Earl of Wessex 11th March - 27th March 2006 as Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia
 
Friday, 17th March 2006

The Earl of Wessex 11th March - 27th March 2006 as Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia

Saturday, 18th March 2006

The Earl of Wessex Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will open the "Spirit of the Games" Exhibition at the Melbourne Museum, Carlton Gardens, Carlton, Australia
 
Sunday, 19th March 2006

The Earl of Wessex Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Foundation, will attend a World Fellowship Reception on board MV Ophelia in the Docklands Precinct, Melbourne, Australia
The Earl of Wessex will attend a Lunch at the Country Fire Authority Headquarters, Anakie, Melbourne, Australia
The Earl of Wessex 11th March - 27th March 2006 as Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia
 
Monday, 20th March 2006

The Earl of Wessex Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Foundation, will attend a Reception and Dinner at the Sofitel Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
The Earl of Wessex Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Foundation, will attend the National Board Meeting and Lunch at Airlie Leadership Development Centre, 260 Domain Road, South Yarra, Australia
The Earl of Wessex Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Foundation, will attend the National Gold Award Ceremony at Government House, Melbourne, Australia
The Earl of Wessex 11th March - 27th March 2006 as Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia
 
Tuesday, 21st March 2006

The Earl of Wessex will attend the Lions House Lunch at the Centre Ivanhoe, 275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe, Australia
The Earl of Wessex will visit the Mercy Hospital for Women, Studley Road, Heidelberg, Australia
The Earl of Wessex 11th March - 27th March 2006 as Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia
 
Wednesday, 22nd March 2006

The Earl of Wessex Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Foundation, will attend a Dinner at Parliament House, Sydney, Australia
The Earl of Wessex will visit Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
The Earl of Wessex 11th March - 27th March 2006 as Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia
 
Thursday, 23rd March 2006

The Earl of Wessex Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Foundation, will attend the Launch of the Asia Pacific 50th Anniversary Photographic Exhibition at the Porsche Centre Sydney South, 470 Gardeners Road, Alexandria, Australia
The Earl of Wessex 11th March - 27th March 2006 as Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia

Friday, 24th March 2006

The Earl of Wessex 11th March - 27th March 2006 as Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia

Saturday, 25th March 2006

The Earl of Wessex 11th March - 27th March 2006 as Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia

Sunday, 26th March 2006

The Earl of Wessex Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
The Earl of Wessex 11th March - 27th March 2006 as Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia

Monday, 27th March 2006

The Earl of Wessex 11th March - 27th March 2006 as Vice Patron, Commonwealth Games Federation, will attend the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia