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Prince William and wife Kate visit Australian town recovering from wildfires

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    Britain's Prince William holding his son Prince George and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive in Sydney Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The royal couple are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)The Associated Press

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    Britain's Prince William, center right, and his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, center left, walk down the steps at the Sydney Opera House following a reception after their arrival in Sydney, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The royal couple, along with their son Prince George, are on a 10-day official visit. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)The Associated Press

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    Britain's Prince William, right, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, walk down the steps of the Sydney Opera House following a reception in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The royal couple, along with their son Prince George, are on a 10-day official visit. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)The Associated Press

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    Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, meets with people on the steps of the Sydney Opera House following a reception in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The royal couple, along with their son Prince George, are on a 10-day official visit. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)The Associated Press

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    Britain's Prince William, second from left, poses for a photo while meeting with people on the steps of the Sydney Opera House following a reception in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The royal couple, along with their son Prince George, are on a 10-day official visit. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)The Associated Press

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.