Prince Harry Brings Royal Mania Down Under
Prince Harry brought royal fever Down Under when he visited Sydney and Perth as part of a two-day tour of Australia. The young royal wore a white dress uniform while attending the International Fleet Review 2013 in Sydney on Saturday and met with Quentin Bryce, the Governor-General of Australia, whom he joined on a boat to review the vessels participating in the event. He later changed to a simple navy suit to meet with the Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his wife and daughters. The event commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving in Sydney, and Harry has been invited as a special guest of the Australian government. Tony publicly apologized to Harry during his visit, saying that many Australians are actually antimonarchists, although you wouldn't know it, judging by the large crowds of fans that gathered to greet Harry. "Today everyone feels like a monarchist," Tony said. On Sunday, Harry jetted off to Perth, where he met with Colin Barnett, the Premier of Western Australia, and toured barracks while wearing fatigues.
This isn't the first time this year that Harry has caused a stir overseas. The prince was greeted by fans and well-wishers when he toured America back in May as part of a charity mission.