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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge remember the fallen on ANZAC day

25 April 2014
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge carried out the final official engagement of their tour of New Zealand and Australia on Friday morning.William and Kate paid their respects to fallen soldiers by attending the ANZAC day march and a commemorative service in Canberra before visiting the Australian War Memorial in the country's capital. 

In the memorial garden the royal couple planted a 'Lone Pine', a tree specifically planted to honour the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought in Gallipoli 99 years ago, and laid a commemorative wreath.

"Used by HRH the Duchess of Cambridge on Anzac Day April 25, 2014, to plant a seedling propagated from the original lone in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial, which itself came from a pine cone sent back from an Australian soldier from the site of the battle at Lone Pine, Gallipoli," was engraved on the spade.

A similar one addressed Prince William's work.

The note on William and Kate's wreath, written by the Duke himself, read, "Never forget those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. "Afterwards, joined by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the leader of the opposition Bill Shorten, the couple visited the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier where they laid posies.

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Kate's posy, which was made up of rosemary and native Australian flowers including Kangaroo Paw, contained a handwritten note reading, "In every second of every day, you will be remembered for your courage and your bravery. Thank you for your sacrifice and for what you have done for us. For that, I am truly grateful."

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Prince William and Kate during their surprise earlier appearance

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Special spades were used by Prince William and Duchess Kate

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