Thousands greet Royal couple at Echo Point

A crowd of 2500 fans packed into Echo Point in Katoomba to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today (April 17).

Pulling into the picturesque lookout spot at 1.25pm, the couple was welcomed at the entrance by Randall Walker, Chief Executive Officer of Blue Mountains Lithgow and Oberon Tourism, and Anthea Hammon, Joint Managing Director of Scenic World.

Ms Hammon, who accompanied them around the site, said afterwards, "It was really lovely to meet Kate. We had a little chat about George - she asked how big wombats really are, as the Governor General had given him a large stuffed toy wombat yesterday.

"I pointed out Mt Solitary and Jamison Valley from the lookout. She said the view was beautiful - it was amazing how far you could see."

The Royal couple was next presented to Eric Sward, President of the Blue Mountains Accommodation and Tourism Association, Councillor Daniel Myles, Chairman of Blue Mountains Lithgow Oberon Tourism, and Huong Nguyen, Owner of Escarpment Group.

Next the royal couple was presented with possum skins from three Aboriginal Elders representing the indigenous landowners of Echo Point: Aunty Sharon Brown, of Gundungurra Tribal Council, Aunty Sharon Halls, of Gundungurra Aboriginal Heritage Association, and Chris Tobin, of Darug.

At the end of the path, the couple stopped for a minute to enjoy clear views over The Three Sisters.

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