The Duke of York this morning began his tour of Australia at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne. His Royal Highness laid a wreath in the sanctuary during a service to commemorate and honour the service of all Victorians and Australians.
Following the service The Duke of York visited the permanent collection of the Galleries of Remembrance. His Royal Highness was shown one of two surviving landing boats that delivered the ANZAC to Gallipoli and the Changi flag alongside exhibitions commemorating the service of Australians in more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions. Afterwards His Royal Highness met with volunteers and supporters of the Shrine.
The Duke of York moved from the Shrine or Remembrance to The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute where he was shown some of the ground breaking research at the Genomic and Stem Cells Laboratory. His Royal Highness was given an overview of the Digital Health initiative being pioneered by the institute before meeting with the MRCI leadership team.
The Duke of York left the MRCI for the Royal Children’s Hospital and met children in the Kookaburra Ward who are undertaking an education programme alongside treatment. His Royal Highness watched a performance by the children entitled Drivin’ Around Australia.
This afternoon The Duke of York called upon Her Excellency Ms Linda Dessau, The Governor of Victoria at Government House.
Click here to watch the performance by the Royal Children’s Hospital – Driving Around Australia.