Mooroopna women will be watching William, Kate and George as they arrive in country today.
Thousands of people will be eagerly awaiting the arrival of the young royal family in Australia today - including Mooroopna royal fanatics Lesley Kenna and Dot Payne.
These two ladies will be glued to the news today at Rodney Park's Waratah Lodge, keeping an eye on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their young son, baby George.
Mrs Payne said the young royals were very much the people's royals.
"They come out to visit, they join in everything and they're very down to earth," she said.
Mrs Payne said she was passionate about the royal family.
"I've always followed the royal family, especially with the weddings and watching the young royals grown up and what they've been doing," she said.
"When George was born, it was really exciting to see a new young royal."
Waratah Lodge residents will celebrate the arrival of the royal family with a special party on April 22.
They have also put together a display, complete with teddies, pictures, magazines and smiling photos of cheeky George, which they hope to keep on display while the royal family is in Australia.
Mrs Payne said they had special celebrations at Waratah Lodge when Prince George was born in July, including a game to guess the prince's name.
"We picked anything but George. It was a great surprise when they said he was named George," she said.
Mrs Kenna has also always closely followed the young family.
"I always read everything about the royal family, I've watched all the shows, read all the books. I can't read enough about them," she said.
"I feel we're very lucky to have them and I hope they're around for a long time.
"I feel like they're keeping us close together and even though the royal family has it's trials and tribulations, they're just a normal family."
By Jenna Bishop
As published in the Shepparton News, Wednesday, April 16, 2014