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Prince William Charms Down Under

Thursday, 21 January 2010 09:59 PM EST

Many thousands turned out to see Prince William on his first official tour – and he did not disappoint them.

In the end the lure of celebrity proved just too much.

The arrival of the diffident 27-year-old Old Etonian, who might conceivably one day become their monarch, provoked sneers in Australia before he touched down on Tuesday.

But by Thursday he had been transformed from Willy the Wombat into – acccording to the tabloid Herald Sun – a Dinkum Aussie Larrikin.

You could go a long way through the Outback to find someone less like a larrikin (which usually translates as a bit of a hoodlum), but that's what the presence of royalty can do for you.

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Thursday, 21 January 2010 09:59 PM
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