A Royal Welcome

Down swooped the gleaming Boeing 707 and out popped a coatless Prince Charles, a cool Princess of Wales and a romper-suited Prince William, blinking in the early-morning sunshine. The visitors had landed in Alice Springs, smack in the heart of the desolate Australian outback. From there, nine-month-old William was flown off to Woomargama, a comfy 4,000-acre ranch, where he will rest while his parents glide through their 25,000-mile, six-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, returning nine times to check up on their son and recuperate. Their first stop: Room 303 (complete with hot tub and tea bags) in the roadside,...

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