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Royals visit Down Under

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The duke and duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrived in Sydney, greeted with a royal welcome.

The eight-month-old prince was carried him down the steps of the aircraft by his mother before meeting Australian dignitaries, among them prime minister Tony Abbott.

Thousands turned out to greet the royal couple at Australia's iconic Sydney Opera House to mark the start of their 10-day visit.

Fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the Royal couple, clutched posters, flags, flowers and even small boots for George.

The duke and duchess are expected to bring the eight-month-old prince to Taronga zoo in Sydney on Sunday, where an enclosure housing bilbys - a rabbit-like marsupial - will be named after him.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITAIN'S PRINCE WILLIAM, SAYING:

"I suspect George's first word might be bilby. Only because koala is harder to say. We really look forward to our time here together as a family."

The royal couple were treated to an A

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