- Publish Date
- Saturday, 3 October 2020, 1:12PM
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have checked in on some of the animals affected by the devastating Australian bushfires from last summer.
The pair spoke to emergency services and business owners in Kangraroo Island, off the mainland of South Australia, where over half the land mass was burned and thousands of animals perished.
And in a lighthearted moment, the couple were introduced to Grace the koala – and the royals broke out in giggles.
"Oh look!" Kate said as Grace was introduced to the couple by wildlife park owner Dana Mitchell. "So sweet. She's so cute."
William added: "She looks very well looked after. Grace looks like she has a very nice life there."
When talking to owners of the many businesses affected by the catastrophic fires, the couple also made reference to the fantastic community spirit they've seen in Australia.
"It's fantastic to hear about the community spirit in Australia as always, which is what Catherine and I see when we come down there," William said.
"Aussies are very good at looking out for each other and it's fantastic to see that you're all pulling together."