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Amid the gloom of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the exclusive front page splash on the state’s Sunday paper earlier this month about a potential royal visit raised some excitement, and eyebrows. It revealed an apparent last-minute attempt by Premier Mark McGowan to lure ‘Wills & Kate’ to Perth, or Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, for the International Festival of Football at which the Duke’s beloved Aston Villa is set to take on Manchester United. But, as a seasoned royal watcher noted with scepticism, they don't travel on a whim. Royal visits are traditionally planned over a number of months to