“WHAT an exciting place Australia is, though!
This truly is a country for the 21st century. I only wish I had a little longer to see a bit more of Melbourne, this legendary city of sport and culture.
But if I may, I’ll be back!
So, coming to Australia is the realisation of this long-held dream. To be standing here, in beautiful Melbourne, on a glorious summer’s afternoon, is one thing. But to be asked to address you at the state of Victoria’s Australia Day celebrations is a great honour for me.
Thank you for asking me to be here and making me feel so very welcome.
Happy Australia Day.”