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Queensland's Royal fans share their excitement

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting RAAF Amberley and South Bank in Brisbane today. Crowds have started to gather in anticipation of catching sight of the Royal couple. We asked what it is about the Royal family that has brought them here.

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  1. Trisha McFadyen and Lyn Wright left Caloundra at 6am to get a good spot for the #royalvisitaus in #Brisbane - Says Lyn: "Years ago I ran around with three kids to see Diana, so today's a breeze."
    Trisha McFadyen and Lyn Wright left Caloundra at 6am to get a good spot for the #royalvisitaus in #Brisbane - Says Lyn: "Years ago I ran around with three kids to see Diana, so today's a breeze."
  2. Lily got an early position in Southbank, #Brisbane for the #royalvisitaus - She says she wants to give flowers to Catherine and see her pretty dress
    Lily got an early position in Southbank, #Brisbane for the #royalvisitaus - She says she wants to give flowers to Catherine and see her pretty dress
  3. Young Sophie is already excited about a royal wedding. She and her family got a front-row spot for the #Brisbane #royalvisitaus
    Young Sophie is already excited about a royal wedding. She and her family got a front-row spot for the #Brisbane #royalvisitaus
  4. Lorraine Burrows: "If they happen to say hello, I'll say hello too. But there'll be no 'your highnesses', they're just William and Kate as far as I'm concerned." #royalvisitaus #Brisbane
    Lorraine Burrows: "If they happen to say hello, I'll say hello too. But there'll be no 'your highnesses', they're just William and Kate as far as I'm concerned." #royalvisitaus #Brisbane
  5. Courtney Gooding "I want a selfie" and Lauren Stuart "I brought a travel pillow" in #Brisbane for the #royalvisitaus - Their early start got them a prime posititon.
    Courtney Gooding "I want a selfie" and Lauren Stuart "I brought a travel pillow" in #Brisbane for the #royalvisitaus - Their early start got them a prime posititon.
  6. Gail Thompson (left) and Clare Flynn are hoping to go better than their photos with cardboard cut-outs (see hats). Says Clare: 'I waited for three hours in England for the christening last October and they just whizzed past in a car."
    Gail Thompson (left) and Clare Flynn are hoping to go better than their photos with cardboard cut-outs (see hats). Says Clare: 'I waited for three hours in England for the christening last October and they just whizzed past in a car."
  7. Isabella Jelic hopes Catherine will sign this piece of wedding memorabilia. Her mum Kathy says they have prepared for the day with "Chocolate for the prince, juice, water, cheese, pork roast from last night and nibbles along the way." #royalvisitaus #Brisbane
    Isabella Jelic hopes Catherine will sign this piece of wedding memorabilia. Her mum Kathy says they have prepared for the day with "Chocolate for the prince, juice, water, cheese, pork roast from last night and nibbles along the way." #royalvisitaus #Brisbane
  8. Carina the royal-loving puppy travelled to #Brisbane from Gatton to see the #royalvisitaus
    Carina the royal-loving puppy travelled to #Brisbane from Gatton to see the #royalvisitaus
  9. Christine Ollerton (left) is in #Brisbane on holiday from Preston in England. "It's good of Catherine and William to come down to visit me on my holiday," she says. Suzanne (centre) has met the Queen but it's Phoebe's first royal experience.
    Christine Ollerton (left) is in #Brisbane on holiday from Preston in England. "It's good of Catherine and William to come down to visit me on my holiday," she says. Suzanne (centre) has met the Queen but it's Phoebe's first royal experience.
  10. Alison Warren is an unabashed royalist. "I love them. It's the history and all they do for charity. Hundreds of functions a year and they shine a light on so many causes." #royalvisitaus #Brisbane
    Alison Warren is an unabashed royalist. "I love them. It's the history and all they do for charity. Hundreds of functions a year and they shine a light on so many causes." #royalvisitaus #Brisbane
  11. Alison Bayne from north-east England is spending hours in the hot #Brisbane sun, but has a very British way of staying safe. "I've seen Charles and Di and I saw the Queen in '77 but I haven't seen the younger ones yet." #royalvisitaus
    Alison Bayne from north-east England is spending hours in the hot #Brisbane sun, but has a very British way of staying safe. "I've seen Charles and Di and I saw the Queen in '77 but I haven't seen the younger ones yet." #royalvisitaus
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