The Queen’s Canopy
The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy is a project to preserve indigenous forests, and it was a thoughtful Prince Harry who travelled to the heart of the rainforest on World Heritage Fraser Island to unveil a plaque to declare this area part of the initiative. With the majestic ancient trees towering overhead, it was a pretty special moment as Prince Harry was welcomed to K’gari, or Paradise, by the traditional owners of Fraser Island and watched local Butchulla dancers. He was to have been accompanied by his wife, but Meghan pulled out due to the long, jolting journey along rough sand roads. But she joined him later in the day looking refreshed, for a walkabout on Kingfisher Bay Jetty.
Clockwise from above: Strolling on the Kingfisher Bay Jetty; the Prince at the forest dedication; with the Butchulla people, traditional owners of Fraser Island; Prince Harry talks with “songman” Aaron Henderson on the shore of Lake McKenzie.