Royal couple receive traditional Aboriginal welcome
Prince William, right, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, pose for photos on the Kuniya walk at Uluru, Australia, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP / Rob Griffith/Pool)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:50AM EDT
SYDNEY, Australia -- Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have received a traditional Aboriginal welcome during a visit to the Australian Outback.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived Tuesday in the tiny town of Yulara, near the bright red sandstone monolith Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock.
The royal couple visited a cultural centre where members of a local Aboriginal community performed a traditional song and dance. Locals presented the pair with gifts of jewelry and a wooden spear, and William and Kate presented certificates to students graduating from an indigenous training academy.
Later, the Duke and Duchess were planning to watch the sun set over Uluru.
William, Kate and baby Prince George are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.