Prince William Wraps Up New Zealand and Australia Visits; Watched Roger Federer in Australian Open
Prince William of Wales went to New Zealand and Australia this week to visit sick children and bushfire victims and to watch a game of tennis in the Australian Open.
He first visited sick children at the Wellington Hospital then opened the new building of the Supreme Court of New Zealand in behalf of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Upon arriving in Australia, he visited communities devastated by last year’s bush fires in Melbourne. The fire killed 173 people and destroyed 2,000 homes. He said that it is terrifying what fires can do. He then described the resilience of the victims as a complete example of “the spirit of Australia in its purest, most magnificent form”.
The prince was able to have some relaxation when he went to the Australian Open. He watched as Roger Federer beat Romania’s Victor Hanescu in his second round match, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2.
By the end of his trip, the Prince was so impressed of the New Zealand and Australian spirit that he considered buying a house in the lands down under.
“It’s been a terrific couple of days and, because of that, I have joked I might actually try to buy a house in Sydney,” he said to Telegraph during a barbecue. “So if anyone has got any properties for sale, please let me know.”