The Prince and Princess of Wales, and Prince William, were on their month-long Tour of Australia on this day in 1983, ahead of a Tour of New Zealand, which was their first joint Tour after their marriage.
The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived with Prince William at Alice Springs Airport on March 20th. The following day, the couple visited a school, and the famous Uluru Rock near Alice Springs.
On March 24th, the Prince and Princess were welcomed by Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke and his wife in Canberra. That evening, the Prince and Princess of Wales (wearing the Spencer Tiara and her Saudi Sapphire Suite) attended a State Dinner hosted by the Governor General at Government House.
On March 25th, the Prince and Princess of Wales visited the War Memorial in Canberra and the victims of bushfires in Cockatoo.
By March 28th, the Prince and Princess of Wales were in Sydney, where they visited the Sydney Opera House and, the evening, the Prince and Princess (in her Collingwood Pearl Earrings and the Queen’s King Faisal Diamond Necklace) attended a Charity Ball.
On March 29th, the Prince and Princess of Wales attended an event in Maitland.
The following day, they arrived in Tasmania, where the couple went on a walkabout. In the evening, the Prince and Princess (in the Spencer Tiara, her Collingwood Pearl Earrings, and Prince of Wales Feathers Pendant) attended a State Reception in Hobart.
On April 3rd, the Princess watched the Prince play Polo at Warwick Farm and in the following days, the couple visited the cities of Renmark, Perth, and Bunbury.
On April 12th, the Prince and Princess visited the Yandina Ginger Factory in Queensland, and the Princess received a kiss on the hand from an admirer during a walkabout in Melbourne two days later. In the evening, the Prince and Princess (in her Collingwood Pearl Earrings) shared a joke with comedian Paul Hogan after a Gala Concert.
On April 15th, the Prince and Princess rode on a stagecoach through Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, and attended a Gala Dinner at the Melbourne Hilton on the final evening of the Tour.
On April 17th, the Prince and Princess were joined by Prince William as they waved goodbye to Australia from Melbourne Airport on April 17th, on their way to start a Tour of New Zealand.