The Queen’s Canopy

The Australian Women's Weekly - - H & m Australian Royal tour -

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.

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