North waits for de­tails of prince’s visit

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The prince is due to marry long-time sweet­heart Kate Mid­dle­ton on April 29. There was no men­tion yes­ter­day via the royal web­site or from Gov­ern­ment House in Can­berra about the pos­si­bil­ity of Ms Mid­dle­ton t r avelli ng with her hus­band-to-be to Aus­tralia.

A Gov­ern­ment House spokes­woman said there was still no minute-by-minute travel di­ary avail­able for the prince’s visit to Queens­land.

She said Gov­er­nor-Gen­eral Quentin Bryce would not be ac­com­pa­ny­ing the prince, but said Ms Bryce in­tended visi t i ng cy­clone-dam­aged cen­tres in the Tully and Card­well dis­tricts this week­end.

Bob Kat­ter, whose elec­torate of Kennedy took the full brunt of Cy­clone Yasi, said it was kind of the prince to take the time to visit the area.

‘‘ He will be ac­corded ev­ery hos­pi­tal­ity. Peo­ple will be pleased to see him,’’ he said.

Asked if he would be pre­sent­ing the prince with one of his trade­mark hats, Mr Kat­ter said he would give the mat­ter some thought.

Mayor of the Hinch­in­brook Shire Coun­cil Pino Gian­domenico did not have any news of the prince’s visit to North Queens­land, but said: ‘‘ he’d bet­ter come here’’.

‘‘ I’ll be up­set if he didn’t come here. We’ve had four floods and a cy­clone. That’s bet­ter than Four Wed­dings and a Fu­neral,’’ he said.

A spokes­woman for Cas­sowary Coast Re­gional Coun­cil Mayor Bill Shan­non said the coun­cil had yet to be ad­vised of the prince’s visit.

Bob Kat­ter

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