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Royal family arrives in Australia, plans to meet with residents victimized by brush fires

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:57 AM -

Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate, and their baby son George have arrived in Australia.

It's the second leg of their three-week tour that started in New Zealand.

Unlike the wild weather that greeted the royal family in Wellington, sunny skies shone down in Sydney Wednesday along with the cheers of thousands of fans that gathered.

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The crowds of screaming fans, some waving Australian flags, lined the pathway as the pair paused briefly to take in the views of the sun-dappled harbour and Harbour Bridge before heading inside for a welcome reception.

They have a lot on the agenda, including a meeting with residents victimized by brush fires in the nearby Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

Also on tap, a reception at the Sydney Opera House, a visit to a youth services group and a stop at the picturesque Echo Point lookout.

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