The Queensland premier says two or three public events will be held for the royals, including a likely reception at South Bank.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and possibly baby Prince George, will be greeted with a reception fit for a queen when they arrive in Brisbane.

The royals are set to visit the river city on April 19, and a reception is likely to be held at South Bank – the same place where Queenslanders welcomed Queen Elizabeth II in 2011.

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman says the reception is one of two or three public events to be held for the royals during their whirlwind Brisbane trip.

Prince William, Catherine and their eight-month-old bub will be based in three places – Wellington, Sydney and Canberra – and will return after day trips to other locations.

They’ll stay at Government House in Wellington and Canberra, and Admiralty House in Sydney.

The royals are likely to land in Brisbane at the RAAF base at Amberley.

Mr Newman says the government is working with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to finalise the Queensland visit.

He said everything was being done to ensure as many Queenslanders as possible could see the royals.

It would be a particularly memorable experience given two heirs to the throne were visiting, Mr Newman told ABC Radio.

“It’s pretty exciting.

“The great thing about this is it’s another good way of showcasing Brisbane and Queensland in 2014.

“We have the G20 later this year, which is going to be a very important event for this state, arguably the most important.”

Mr Newman is praying for blue skies and a mild April day.

“Let’s just hope for great weather,” he said.