(16/5/2018) Follow royal footsteps in Freo
As excitement builds in the lead up to this weekend’s royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, devout monarchists can follow in the footsteps of their favourite royals by following the ‘Walk with the Windsors’ self-guided tour through Fremantle.
The Walk with the Windsors trail - on the City of Fremantle’s Fremantle story website - takes in 19 sites around Fremantle of royal interest, including when Prince Harry made an impromptu visit to Flipside burger bar in North Fremantle in 2015.
The young Prince popped in unannounced while he was in Perth training with the Australian Defence Force and fittingly chowed down on a Queen Victoria burger – named in honour of his great, great, great, great grandma.
Other highlights of the walk trail include Victoria Quay, where Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh stepped onto the royal yacht Gothic at the end their two-month tour of Australia in 1954, and Fremantle Hospital, where Princess Diana opened the wing named in her honour in 1983.
There are also plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars along the route to stop and toast the happy couple.
The trail website also features historic photographs, newspaper articles and videos of the royal visits to Fremantle.
The Explore Fremantle section of the Fremantle story website has nine self-guided walking tours around Fremantle, including an Indigenous cultural trail, heritage highlights and a street art trail.
Explore Fremantle works on iPhone and Android devices and can be used in conjunction with the City of Fremantle’s FREBytes free WiFi in selected areas.
Visitors can access the website on their mobile phone or tablet, download the trail map and click on the stops along the route to find handy tips and interesting information.
You can find Explore Fremantle on the Fremantle story website.