The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a tour of Ayers Rock, the red monolith in the Australian desert now known by its Aboriginal name, Uluru, on Tuesday.
William was following in his parents’ footsteps. Prince Charles and Princess Diana climbed the 350 metre (1150 feet) high red rock 31 years ago. Today, the climb is no longer advised out of respect for the region’s traditional owners – the Anangu people.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – April 2014:
Prince Charles and Princess Diana – 1983:
The royal couple earlier met traditional Anangu owners of the land and local artists at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, as part of their tour of Australia’s iconic red centre.
They will spend the night at a luxury campsite before travelling to South Australia on Wednesday, local media reported.
– with files from The Associated Press