Prince George Travels Land Down Under with Prince William and Duchess Kate

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By Athena Yenko | December 20, 2013 2:35 PM EST

The Kensington Palace had confirmed trip of Prince William and Duchess Kate to Australia with Prince George expected in tow. The trip will happen on April 2014.

The trip Land Down Under and to New Zealand will be Prince George's first ever overseas trip and will be the Duchess first visit to New Zealand.

The family was invited both by Australian and New Zealand even before the Royal Baby was born.

The said trip will be reminiscent of Prince Charles and Diana's trip to Australia back in March 1983 when Prince William was just nine months old. In a charming coincidence, Prince George will also be nine months old when they visit Australia in April. At the time, Diana's decision to bring Prince William with them was a bold move against royal tradition.

In as much as Prince William and Duchess Kate were perceived as "modern royals", it is observed that they were conscious to follow tradition as set by Diana - with Kate giving birth to Prince George in the hospital where Diana gave birth to William. As a result, the couple had strengthened support for the royals during the time when public were already losing their interests.

The official itinerary of the Royal Family's trip is yet to be revealed. However, during Diana's visit, Prince William spent his time in a farm in New South Wales. In 2011, Prince William had also visited Queensland and Victoria for a cause.

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told AAP that Australia was chosen for this trip because the royals have many connections in the country. In fact, Prince Charles attended school in Victoria.

"It's mirroring  what happened before and tradition is a very important aspect of monarchy. It's a conscious link and people will respond. It is going to be historic."

"It is anticipated that Prince George will accompany their Royal Highnesses but a decision will be made in due course," Mr Fitzwilliams added.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said through a statement that the Australians were endeared towards the royal family.

"Members of the royal family have enjoyed being in Australia and that pleasure is amply reciprocated by the Australian people," Mr Abbott said.

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