Oh, Harry! The Young Prince Charms the Crowds in Canberra
Prince Harry kicked off his month-long stint in Australia Monday morning, landing at Sydney airport just before 7 a.m. and heading straight to Canberra for his only official appearance of his trip. The 30-year-old prince will undertake four weeks of official duty with the Australian Defence Force, going by the title Captain Wales and spending time with Aussie soldiers in Darwin, Perth and Sydney.
After arriving in Canberra on Monday Harry made his way to the Australian War Memorial where he laid a floral wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He then made his way through Afghanistan and World War 1 galleries before heading out to greet thousands of fans who were waiting in the rain for a glimpse of the popular prince. Spending time taking photos, giving hugs and shaking hands with adoring kids, Harry didn't seem to mind the rain a bit, further earning his status as a real-life Prince Charming. After his morning spent with officials, including Governer-General Peter Cosgrove, Prince Harry has now moved on to officially commence his secondment with the ADF.
Harry's Australian visit isn't the only exciting news for the royal family right now — Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are expecting their second child towards the end of April, when Harry will still be on assignment in Australia. No word on if Harry's set to fly back for the birth or if he'll just make up for lost time upon his scheduled return, but we're glad to have him while he's here! The arrival of William and Kate's second child will push Harry back to fifth in line to the throne; he's currently fourth with his father, Prince Charles, brother Prince William and nephew Prince George all ahead of him.