Prince Harry reviews global armada in Sydney
SYDNEY (AFP) - Britain's Prince Harry, in full military uniform, reviewed a global armada of warships in a day of pomp and ceremony watched by tens of thousands of people on Sydney Harbour on Saturday.
Captain Wales, as he is known in the British military, was on his first official trip to Australia to take part in a nautical extravaganza marking the centenary of Australia's emergence as an independent sea power.
The prince, in a white tropical dress uniform of the British Army and a blue Army AirCorp beret, boarded Australian survey ship HMAS Leeuwin to review the fleet alongside the Queen's representative, Governor General Quentin Bryce, and Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Ayesha Sweeney, 19, travelled 460 kilometres (287 miles) from the rural town of Albury to see the prince and she managed to catch of glimpse of him as he saluted officers at Sydney naval base Garden Island.