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Prince William, Duchess Kate echo Charles and Diana in Ayers Rock photo

April 22, 2014 at 10:42 AM ET

AYERS ROCK, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21:  Prince Charles, The Prince Of Wales And Diana, Princess Of Wales Standing In Front Of Ayers Rock During Their Offic...
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Princess Diana and Prince Charles in front of Ayers Rock during their 1983 Australia tour; Duchess Kate and Prince William at the same site 31 years later.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge toured the iconic Australian landmark of Uluru on Tuesday, posing for photos that evoked memories of a similar visit to the site by Prince William’s parents in happier times.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited the landmark during a tour of Australia they took in 1983 with a then-infant Prince William. Three decades later, William and his wife toured the region as part of their three-week journey Down Under, also with their young son, 9-month-old Prince George.

AYERS ROCK, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge walk down Kuniya Walk at the base of Uluru on...
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stroll down Kuniya Walk at the base of Uluru in Ayers Rock, Australia.

On Tuesday, while the baby stayed back with his nanny, Prince William and Duchess Kate strolled along Kuniya Walk at the base of Ayers Rock, which is what the sacred Aboriginal site of Uluru is also called. Their walk took place after they met with hospitality and catering graduates of the National Indigenous Training Academy and presented them with certificates.

AYERS ROCK, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22:  Prince William, Duke of Cambridge meets an indigenous man during a visit to Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre on Apr...
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Prince William meets an indigenous man during a visit to Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

During the royals' visit to the school, an indigenous couple presented Prince William with a hunting spear.

"William was pleased, he was so thankful,” Sherelle Young told Britain’s Press Association. “I told him it was made from wood from the Mulga tree and that it had kangaroo vein used as twine on it. He was shocked.”

AYERS ROCK, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wears a bracelet she was presented with as she visits an indigenous Training Academ...
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Duchess Kate wears a bracelet she was presented with as she visits an indigenous Training Academy.

Kate also was presented with a hand-painted bracelet, which she put on immediately.

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, laughs as she holds a carved wooden snake during a visit to a local cultural centre at Uluru April 22, 2014...
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The duchess laughs while holding a carved wooden snake during a visit to a local cultural centre at Uluru.

The royal couple are in the middle of their tour Down Under, which got started more than a week ago when they landed in New Zealand.

AYERS ROCK, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge walk down Kuniya Walk at the base of Uluru on...
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The Duke and Duchess stroll along the Kuniya Walk at the base of Uluru.
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