GALLERY: When Dubbo welcomed the royals, 1992

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their young son, eight-month-old Prince George, have touched down in Australia in preparation for their 10-day tour of the country. 

While the Blue Mountains are as close as they will get to us here in the central west, back in 1992 it was a different story for a different group of royals.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh touched down in Dubbo on February 21, 1992, for a full day's visit around the city. 

The couple toured the zoo, Macquarie Street, The School of Distance Education and attended a State Luncheon at the Dubbo War Memorial Civic Centre. 

Flick through our photos from the event above and leave your memories below. 

The Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge in Australia:

Wednesday, April 16 - Sydney:

Arrival Sydney airport; Sydney Opera House reception; boat to Admiralty House.

Thursday, April 17  - Blue Mountains:

Visit to bushfire-affected street; meeting with community leaders and firefighters; sightseeing.

Friday, April 18 - Sydney:

Royal Easter Show visit, Bear Cottage Children’s Hospice, Manly; surf lifesaving demonstration, Manly.

Saturday, April 19 - Brisbane:

RAAF Amberley base visit; Brisbane Convention Centre reception.

Sunday, April 20 - Sydney:

Easter Sunday service at St Andrew’s Cathedral; Taronga Zoo visit, including bilby enclosure.

Monday, April 21 - Sydney:

No engagements.

Tuesday, April 22 - Uluru:

National Indigenous Training Academy visit; Uluru cultural centre visit; afternoon tea with NT chief minister; walk around base of Uluru.

Wednesday, April 23 - Adelaide:

Visit to Northern Sound System studios; reception at Playford civic centre.

Thursday, April 24 - Canberra:

National Portrait Gallery visit, Prime Minister’s reception; Parliament House; National Arboretum tree-planting; Governor-General’s reception.

Friday, April 25 - Canberra:

ANZAC Day march and commemorative service, Australian War Memorial; Lone Pine planting ceremony; depart.

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