Thank you everyone for posting all the wonderful photos. I was watching on the news a little interview with a Danish journalist, and he enjoyed seeing the Kangaroos today. Mary looked a little scared when one of them came bounding a little too close, but that's understandable. :P
Where to find Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary in Melbourne on Thursday.
9.30am: Arrive in Melbourne after flying by private jet from Canberra.
10am: Private meeting at Government House with Victorian Governor John Landy and his wife.
10.50am: Leave Government House.
11am: Arrive at Federation Square with Steve Bracks and wife Terry to open the Square to Square Project video link-up project and greet the Melbourne public.
11.45am: Depart Federation Square by boat for 15-minute river trip to the Docklands.
Midday: arrive South Wharf.
12.30pm: Attend invitation-only state reception at Docklands' Sumac function centre hosted by Mr and Mrs Bracks. Melbourne Lord Mayor John So, other dignitaries and members of Melbourne's Danish community will also attend.
2.30pm: Leave Melbourne for Mary's home state of Tasmania.
THOUSANDS of people are expected to flood Hobart city streets tomorrow to welcome Tasmanian-born royal Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.
The former Taroona schoolgirl, who wed the heir to Europe's oldest kingdom last May, arrives at Hobart Airport at 4pm.
It will be her first visit home since marrying Prince Frederik.
Crowds are expected to more than match the the royal couple's Sydney appearances, which drew upwards of a thousand people.
Many Tasmanians are already succumbing to Mary mania.
Lipscombe Larder proprietor John Fiotakis has his staff baking authentic Danish breads and pastries.
Demand has already gone through the roof, with the Sandy Bay gourmet deli selling hundreds a day.
Cafes looking to get in to the spirit of the visit are among his biggest customers, he said.
The royal couple's taxpayer-funded official visit is to be a rapid-fire meet-and-greet mission lasting only slightly more than a day.
After their official business concludes on Friday evening with a charity ball, they will remain in the state for a private holiday with Princess Mary's family.
But first the Danish royals will plunge headlong into their hectic schedule of official engagements -- after being greeted at the airport tomorrow by a welcome crew including Tasmania's Governor, Premier and schoolchildren.
Once the couple arrives in downtown Hobart there will be many opportunities for "Mary watching", with barricaded public viewing areas in place.
Police have asked people seeking an early glimpse of the royals to not travel beyond Holyman Ave, or helicopter company Rotor-Lift's premises, at Hobart Airport.
It will be first-come, first-served for those looking to snare a prime position to see Princess Mary.
But be warned: Children turning up in the hope of being able to present the Princess with a bouquet will be disappointed.
"That's not going to happen," was the word from a royal tour staffer.
The Princess is to receive flowers from children but the presentations will not be spontaneous.
Royal watching will not be confined to those venues hosting the couple.
Their motorcade will take to city streets both tomorrow and Friday, although tomorrow's route is far longer.
Tomorrow afternoon, after the Princess opens a porcelain exhibition at the University of Tasmania's School of Art on Hunter St, the Danish royals' cars will make their way along the waterfront.
With the couple arriving at the university's Plimsoll Gallery at 4.40pm, it is expected their motorcade will leave shortly after 5pm.
It will travel across the bridges on Victoria and Constitution Docks to Salamanca Place.
The cars will then turn onto Davey St and do a circuit of city streets before going to Government House, where the couple are to spend the night.
Police encouraged people to assume vantage points along the waterfront section of the route and assured motorists any traffic delays would be minimal.
Acting Inspector David Richardson said the motorcade would be ushered through the city with a "green-light corridor".
Motorists could expect to be delayed for little more than a minute, with traffic police stationed at all intersections to ensure public safety.
Tomorrow evening the couple will be guests of honour at an official dinner to be hosted by Governor William Cox and his wife Jocelyn.
Friday morning will see them hold court at two press conferences in the ballroom at Government House -- one for Australian journalists, the other to be conducted in Prince Frederik's native tongue for the Danish media.
The royals will then plant a tree in the grounds of Government House and visit the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery before taking a helicopter to Port Arthur.
Rod Wallis, from the Premier's Protocol Office, said the historic site had discounted admission prices for the day to aid members of the public keen to see Princess Mary.
After a carefully choreographed walk around Port Arthur, the royal couple will travel by car back to Hobart, arriving at Government House mid afternoon.
Their next engagement will be a 4.30pm state reception at Wrest Point.
The royals will return to Wrest Point at 8.15pm on Friday night for Save the Children's "Chocolate Lovers" charity ball.
March 9, 2005. Canberra, ACT. Danish Royal Tour. Princess Mary of Denmark arrives atParliament House with Crown Prince Prince Frederik of Denmark. The royal couple were greeted by PM John Howard & wife Janette Howard for a reception as part of the royal tour of Canberra. pic Graham Crouch 9/3/05 royalty / prime minister
Photographer - GRAHAM CROUCH