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Britain's royal couple turn DJs in Adelaide's Elizabeth town

City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty (top second from left) presents a skateboard to Britain's Prince William (top second from right) and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (top right), during a visit to a skate park in Elizabeth, a suburb
City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty (top second from left) presents a skateboard to Britain's Prince William (top second from right) and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (top right), during a visit to a skate park in Elizabeth, a suburb of Adelaide, on April 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to spectators at a skate park in Elizabeth near Adelaide, on April 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to spectators at a skate park in Elizabeth near Adelaide, on April 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Britain's Prince William (right) and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, unveil a plaque naming a plaza after their son Prince George outside the Playford Civic Centre in the Adelaide suburb of Elizabeth, on April 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTER
Britain's Prince William (right) and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, unveil a plaque naming a plaza after their son Prince George outside the Playford Civic Centre in the Adelaide suburb of Elizabeth, on April 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (right), speaks to youths during a tour of the facilities at the community centre The Northern Sound System in Elizabeth, a suburb of Adelaide, on April 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (right), speaks to youths during a tour of the facilities at the community centre The Northern Sound System in Elizabeth, a suburb of Adelaide, on April 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (second, left) gestures to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (left) to play on DJ decks at the Northern Sound System in Elizabeth near Adelaide, on April 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (second, left) gestures to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (left) to play on DJ decks at the Northern Sound System in Elizabeth near Adelaide, on April 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (left) looks on as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (second, left) is shown how to play on DJ decks at the youth community centre, The Northern Sound System in Elizabeth near Adelaide, on April 23, 2014. Prince Willia
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (left) looks on as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (second, left) is shown how to play on DJ decks at the youth community centre, The Northern Sound System in Elizabeth near Adelaide, on April 23, 2014. Prince William on Wednesday visited the South Australian town named after his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, where he and wife Kate met disadvantaged youngsters and tried their hands at deejaying. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ADELAIDE (AFP) - Britain's Prince William on Wednesday visited the South Australian town named after his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, where he and wife Kate met disadvantaged youngsters and tried their hands at deejaying.

Named after the British monarch in 1955, Elizabeth is a northern satellite suburb of Adelaide which in recent years has been plagued by unemployment. In a youth-oriented day on their three-week tour Down Under, the British couple visited a community music programme and a skateboard park, where they had a go at spinning some tracks on the DJ decks and watched some breakdancing.

"She was fantastic," Mr Shane Petersen, a workshop facilitator in the hip hop class the couple visited, said of Kate's ability to scratch a beat. "But he can fly a helicopter so it's horses for courses."

Prince William, second in line to the British throne and a trained military helicopter pilot, also spoke of his taste in music, saying: "I like house music, I still like a bit of rock'n'roll and the classics and a bit of R'n'B."

The 31-year-old prince added a blue sky to an aerosol artwork and watched a BMX and scooter display, at which he and the duchess were given a skateboard featuring boxing kangaroos for their baby son George, who is with them on tour.

The Duchess, wearing a pale pink Alexander McQueen suit and nude stiletto pumps, also spoke to six-year-old Lauren Stephenson whose cancer has been in remission for two years.

The royals, who flew in from Uluru in Australia's central desert where they had spent the night camping under the stars, then attended a civic reception for young volunteers and community leaders. Thousands of people flocked to Elizabeth's Playford Civic Centre, with some staking out their positions before dawn to catch a glimpse of the glamorous pair.

"I think it is marvellous they are actually recognising part of... Adelaide that has had some difficult times," acting South Australian Premier John Rau told the Adelaide Now website.

After the reception, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met 100-year-old Monica Swarbrick. "The duke wished me a happy birthday," she said.

The royal couple have been greeted by tens of thousands of well-wishers on their tour of New Zealand and Australia, which ends on Friday after a reception hosted by Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Canberra on Thursday.

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