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Prince William Ends Tour of Australia, N. Zealand


Britain's Prince William waves to residents as he leaves Kerang, March 21, 2011

Britain's Prince William waves to residents as he leaves Kerang, March 21, 2011

Britain's Prince William, second in line to the throne, ended a week-long tour of Australia's disaster-hit areas Monday with a trip to the state of Queensland.

William's tour also included earthquake-damaged Christchurch and cyclone- and flood-affected communities in Victoria.

During his visit to the northeastern state, the prince met privately with residents of Grantham, who lost loved ones when a flash flood nearly wiped the town off the map in January.

He also attended a country music festival in Toowoomba Sunday and met the family of 13-year-old Jordan Rice, who sacrificed his life in a flash flood so his little brother could be saved.

William has insisted on meeting people as informally as possible during his first official visit to the region.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

Video footage of Prince William's visit to Australia and N. Zealand

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