Prince William and Kate are expected to visit Australia to tour regions devastated by bushfires.
According to The Sunday Morning Herald, Scott Morrison, the Prime Minister of Australia, will issue a formal invitation to the royal couple this week.
However, the dates of the tour and whether Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will join them are details that are still unclear.
During the fire crisis in January, Prince William and Kate were among the many royals, including the Queen and Prince Philip and Prince Harry and Meghan, who released a personal statement expressing their support.
It read: “‘We continue to be shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the wild fires that are destroying homes, livelihoods and wildlife across much of Australia. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the people and communities who are affected by this devastating event. We send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who have tragically lost their lives, and the brave firemen who continue to risk their own lives to save the lives of others. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.”
This visit will mark Prince William’s fifth trip to Australia, and the couple’s second. William and Kate first visited Australia in 2014 with their then 8-month-old boy, Prince George. During the tour, they visited Winmalee, a New South Wales town where fire had destroyed 195 homes a few months earlier. There, they met with firefighters and residents of the Blue Mountains community, including local Girl Guides.
Prince William first visited Australia when he was only nine months old, with Prince Charles and Diana during their official tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1983.
The royal couple also marked Australia Day by posting a photo on their Kensington Royal official Instagram account. They wrote: “Wishing all of our Australian followers a happy Australia Day.
“This year we pay tribute to the incredible strength and resilience of all the Australian people and communities who have been impacted by the devastating bushfires.”