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Visit by the Prince of Wales



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PRIME MINISTER

FOR PRESS 21 AUGUST 1978

VISIT BY THE PRINCE OF WALES

The Prince of Wales has accepted an invitation from the Australian Academy of Science to attend its Silver Jubilee anniversary celebrations in Canberra on Monday, 26 March 1979.

On 2 June 1978 Mr Anthony, when Acting Prime Minister, announced that His Royal Highness had accepted an invitation . from the Commonwealth Government to visit Australia next March in connection with the sesquicentenary celebrations of Western Australia

The visit is expected to begin in Perth on or about Thursday, 8 March 1979.

After spending about two weeks in Western Australia, His Royal Highness proposes to travel from Perth to Canberra on Saturday, 24 March and then to leave Australia during the following week.

It will be recalled that when His Royal Highness was here in November 1977 as Patron of The Queen's Silver Jubilee Appeal for Young Australians, his programme included engagements in each of. the States and in the mainland Territories.

He has in mind that in March next year his engagements will be limited to Western Australia and the National Capital.