Posted by Craig Leverenz on 23 April 2014
A crowd of around 50,000 people is expected to greet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Adelaide today.
The couple is expected to spend around three hours in the northern suburb of Elizabeth, named after the Queen. Prince William and Catherine, will arrive at the RAAF Edinburgh base about 11:00am. From there, they will head to Northern Sound System, an alternative learning centre which uses music to engage with young people. The Royal couple, will watch students perform hip-hop dancing, rap songs and a skateboarding display. After that, the Duke and Duchess will attend a civic reception at the Playford Civic Centre, hosted by South Australian Governor Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce.
It's possible the public will have an opportunity to meet William and Catherine when they walk from their car into the civic centre.
Major traffic disruptions are expected in the area as speeds will be restricted to 40 km/h. Several roads will also be closed for the event, as well as the Elizabeth courthouse and Shopping Centre. Many other security precations will be in place including local and federal Police, sniffer dogs and disruptions to flights, as Adelaide is declared a no-fly zone.
Once the day's official events have concluded, the Duke and Duchess will fly to Canberra to be reunited with baby Prince George.
For more information on attending this historic event, public viewing areas, road closures and speed restrictions, visit the City of Playford website. Visit the Adelaide Metro website for more information on the special public transport services available for the Royal visit.