Royal Family hit by coronavirus panic: Kate and William on alert

Royal Family hit by coronavirus panic: Kate and William on alert

The pair planned on visiting communities affected by the disastrous bushfires. Last month it was announced that the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, was negotiating the details with the royal couple before he extends an official invitation.

The Australian Prime Minister’s office has not given any official word about changes to the royal couple’s plans.

But they said they don’t comment on arrangements considered by potential guests.

The details of the trip, which has not been officially announced, are not known.

But it is believed the Cambridges plan to visit communities affected by bushfires in Victoria and the New South Wales coast.

The Duke and Duchess gave heartfelt condolences in January to the people impacted by the bushfires that have blazed the country since September 2019.

The couple posted on Instagram: “We continue to be shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the fires that are destroying homes, livelihoods and wildfires 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 firefighters who continue to risk their own lives to save the lives of others.”

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The royal pair have continued with their tour of Ireland this week, despite the concerns surrounding coronavirus.

On Tuesday, the Cambridges began their short visit to the Republic.

William and Kate visited the Guinness Storehouse at the end of their first day in Ireland.

The pair were following in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth on her groundbreaking royal visit of 2011.

Her Majesty was shown how to pour “the perfect pint”.

In a speech, William referenced his grandmother’s visit and quipped that it was not every day that he found himself following the Queen to the pub.

“Catherine and I are delighted to be here tonight and are both very grateful to Robin for his generous words” the Duke told an audience of actors, sports stars and the British ambassador.

“Ireland is a country that we have both heard so much about, so we are really excited to be here with you to see it first-hand ourselves.

“In coming to the Guinness Storehouse we are both retracing the footsteps of my grandmother, who was shown how to pour the perfect pint here in 2011.”

Published at Sat, 07 Mar 2020 05:52:00 +0000