The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a brief stopover in the Australian city of Brisbane on their way back to London yesterday (19.09.12), impressing onlookers by using the normal airport terminal and lugging their own suitcases.
The royal couple - who have been on a tour of South East Asia and the South Pacific - flew from Tuvalu to Brisbane before boarding their long-haul flight yesterday (19.09.12), with one onlooker saying the 30-year-old duchess looked elegant despite the arduous journey ahead.
Shelley Jelonek told Us Weekly: "She looked amazing, she is so graceful. It's really impressive that they came up through the normal terminal. I have even more respect for them now."
Fellow passenger Deena Bryant added: "It's really nice for people in Australia that she is here, even if it's only briefly. She always looks so comfortable and elegant."
While Will wore a suit, Kate - who carried some of her own luggage - made an outfit change from a floral-print dress by Erdem to jeans and a jumper before boarding a commercial flight back to London.
A spokesperson for Brisbane Airport added: "She looked fresh and beautiful and they were both very gracious."