Prince’s visit boosts morale

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

I WAS very for­tu­nate to have the op­por­tu­nity to meet His Royal High­ness, Prince Wil­liam, dur­ing his visit to the cy­clone-af­fected com­mu­ni­ties of Card­well and Tully. It was a great hon­our to meet the Prince, who struck me as a real gen­tle­man.

I was priv­i­leged to have a con­ver­sa­tion with him, dur­ing which he ex­pressed gen­uine concern for the wel­fare and cir­cum­stances of t he peo­ple of North Queens­land.

I of­fered Prince Wil­liam a warm wel­come to North Queens­land. On be­half of my con­stituents, I also of- fered the Prince our most sin­cere congratulations on his re­cent en­gage­ment to Kate Mid­dle­ton and wished them a very long and happy fu­ture to­gether.

Lastly, I t han­ked His Royal High­ness for demon­strat­ing a com­mit­ment to duty and ser­vice, by trav­el­ling to com­mu­ni­ties in North Queens­land in the wake o f Cy­clone Yasi. Prince Wil­liam’s visit boosted our spir­its dur­ing a very dif­fi­cult time.

It was a kind ges­ture, that I am sure will not be for­got­ten.

ANDREW CRIPPS MP, Mem­ber for Hinch­in­brook.

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