Flags out

23:10, Apr 10 2014
Fairhall School
Anna Hurren, 5, far right with her friend Chantal Xu, 5, behind her with their classmates from Fairhall School welcomed the royals yesterday

The royal couple arrived to a crowd of hundreds of cheering children waving their flags at Base Woodbourne yesterday.

William and Kate waved and smiled at the crowds as their driver slowed down ever so slightly for the crowds.

More than 600 children and teachers from Renwick and Fairhall schools were elated to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Renwick School
Renwick School Year 7 & 8 off to see the Royals.

Renwick principal Simon Heath said the roar of children cheering and laughter as the cars pulled into view was deafening.

"They were all exhausted by the end of the day - but loved every minuet of it," he said.

Fairhall School principal Steve Crockett said his pupils couldn't stop talking about it. "They had a blast," he said. After the day in Blenheim, William and Catherine arrived back at Blenheim airport to a much smaller crowd.


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