William and Kate meet brushfire survivors in Australia

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, receives a flower from a girl as she meets locals during her visit to the Blue Mountains suburb of Winmalee with her husband, Britain's Prince William, west of Sydney April 17, 2014 PHIL NOBLE, REUTERS

SYDNEY - Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have visited a town ravaged by wildfires in the mountains west of Sydney as they continue their tour of Australia.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Thursday stopped in the Blue Mountains town of Winmalee to meet with firefighters and locals affected by last year's wildfires that destroyed more than 200 homes.

William and Kate also plan to spend time with members of a local Girl Guides group and take in the views of the mountains before returning to Sydney later in the day.

The couple is on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. They also plan to see local wildlife at Sydney's harbor side zoo and travel to Uluru, the iconic red sandstone monolith in the Outback.

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The Duchess of Cambridge holds her son Prince George as his father, Prince William, holds a toy wombat that was given as a present to him from Australia's Governor-General Peter Cosgrove (2nd L) at Admiralty House in Sydney April 16, 2014.
HANDOUT, REUTERS

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