Prince Harry glided through Sydney's sun-drenched harbour aboard a navy ship on Saturday, as thousands of people crowded to catch a glimpse of royalty and celebrate the centenary of the fledgling Australian navy fleet's first arrival to the famed waterway.

The prince, dressed in a crisp white uniform, coasted past the Opera House on board the Australian navy's HMAS Leeuwin, one of dozens of warships from 17 nations in Sydney this weekend for the International Fleet Review. The review, essentially a parade of ships, commemorates the arrival of the original Royal Australian Navy fleet a century ago.

Harry is in Australia's largest city for just one day as part of a quick trip Down Under. Later on Saturday, he greeted the public before attending a reception with Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Kirribilli House, Abbott's official residence in Sydney. The prince flew to the Western Australia capital, Perth, on Sunday morning for a brief visit before he leaving the country.

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  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Prince Harry greets fans at Campbell Cove on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

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    Australia's warship HMAS Leeuwin carrying Britain's Prince Harry (center in white uniform), Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Governor-General Quentin Bryce sails during the 2013 International Fleet Review in Sydney on October 5, 2013. Harry, in full military uniform, reviewed a global armada of warships in a day of pomp and ceremony watched by tens of thousands of people on Sydney Harbour. Sydney is playing host to a week of maritime celebrations, including aircraft fly-pasts, helicopter display teams, marching bands and firework displays, with many of the visiting ships, from countries including Britain, Singapore, Japan and the United States, open to the public. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Helicopters fly over as The Royal Australian Navy fleet makes its way along Sydney Harbour past HMAS Leeuwin carrying Britain's Prince Harry, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Governor-General Quentin Bryce during 2013 the International Fleet Review in Sydney on October 5, 2013. Britain's Prince Harry, in full military uniform, reviewed a global armada of warships in a day of pomp and ceremony watched by tens of thousands of people on Sydney Harbour on October 5. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Prince Harry (C) arrives to meet members of the public during a walk around at Campbell's Cove in Sydney on October 5, 2013. Prince Harry is in Sydney for the International Fleet Review as the city plays host to a week of maritime celebrations, including aircraft fly-pasts, helicopter display teams, marching bands and firework displays, with many of the visiting warships here, from countries including Britain, Singapore, Japan and the United States, open to the public. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ DAN HIMBRECHTS (Photo credit should read Dan Himbrechts/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Australia's warship HMAS Leeuwin carrying Britain's Prince Harry, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Governor-General Quentin Bryce sails during 2013 the International Fleet Review in Sydney on October 5, 2013. Britain's Prince Harry, in full military uniform, reviewed a global armada of warships in a day of pomp and ceremony watched by tens of thousands of people on Sydney Harbour on October 5. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Prince Harry onboard the HMAS Leeuwin observes ship during the 2013 International Fleet Review on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Prince Harry salutes a passing ship while onboard the HMAS Leeuwin during the 2013 International Fleet Review on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse-Pool/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Prince Harry greets fans at Campbell Cove on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Prince Harry is greeted by members of the public at Campbell's Cove during the 2013 International Fleet Review on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by Dan Himbrechts-Pool/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Prince Harry is greeted by members of the public at Campbell's Cove during the 2013 International Fleet Review on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by Dan Himbrechts-Pool/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Prince Harry (R) meets members of the public during a walk around at Campbell's Cove in Sydney on October 5, 2013. Prince Harry is in Sydney for the International Fleet Review as the city plays host to a week of maritime celebrations, including aircraft fly-pasts, helicopter display teams, marching bands and firework displays, with many of the visiting warships here, from countries including Britain, Singapore, Japan and the United States, open to the public. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ DAN HIMBRECHTS (Photo credit should read Dan Himbrechts/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Prince Harry (L) meets members of the public during a walk around at Campbell's Cove in Sydney on October 5, 2013. Prince Harry is in Sydney for the International Fleet Review as the city plays host to a week of maritime celebrations, including aircraft fly-pasts, helicopter display teams, marching bands and firework displays, with many of the visiting warships here, from countries including Britain, Singapore, Japan and the United States, open to the public. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ DAN HIMBRECHTS (Photo credit should read Dan Himbrechts/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Prince Harry (R) meets members of the public during a walk around at Campbell's Cove in Sydney on October 5, 2013. Prince Harry is in Sydney for the International Fleet Review as the city plays host to a week of maritime celebrations, including aircraft fly-pasts, helicopter display teams, marching bands and firework displays, with many of the visiting warships here, from countries including Britain, Singapore, Japan and the United States, open to the public. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ DAN HIMBRECHTS (Photo credit should read Dan Himbrechts/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Prince Harry greets fans at Campbell Cove on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Prince Harry greets fans at Campbell Cove on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: A large crowd watches a aerial display at Campbell Cove ahead of Prince Harry's arrival on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Prince Harry greets fans at Campbell Cove on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Prince Harry greets fans at Campbell Cove on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Prince Harry (L) meets members of the public during a walk around at Campbell's Cove in Sydney on October 5, 2013. Prince Harry is in Sydney for the International Fleet Review as the city plays host to a week of maritime celebrations, including aircraft fly-pasts, helicopter display teams, marching bands and firework displays, with many of the visiting warships here, from countries including Britain, Singapore, Japan and the United States, open to the public. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ DAN HIMBRECHTS (Photo credit should read Dan Himbrechts/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Prince Harry (R) speaks with Australia's Chief of the Defense Force General David Hurley during the 2013 the International Fleet Reviewin Sydney on October 5, 2013. Prince Harry is in Sydney for the Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review with visiting warships from Britain, Singapore, Japan, India, Thailand and the United States joining ships from the Australian Navy. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Prince Harry (C), Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (2nd L) his wife Margie (R) and daughters Bridget (L) and Francis (2R) visit Kirribilli House on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by William West-Pool/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Prince Harry greets well wishers at Kirribilli House on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by William West-Pool/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Prince Harry (C), Margie Abbott (L), Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (2R) daughters Bridget (2L) and Francis (R) visit Kirribilli House on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by William West-Pool/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Prince Harry (C) is greeted by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (2nd L) his wife Margie (2nd R) and daughters Bridget (L) and Francis (R) at the steps to Kirribilli House on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by William West-Pool/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Prince Harry (R) introduced by Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott (obscured) to his daughter Francis (L) as his wife Margie (C) and daughter Bridget (2nd L) look on at the steps to Kirribilli House on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by William West-Pool/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Attends The 2013 International Fleet Review

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Prince Harry (R) is greeted by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (2nd R) his wife Margie (3rd L) and daughters Bridget (L) and Francis (R) at the steps to Kirribilli House on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet arriving into Sydney. Prince Harry is an official guest of the Australian Government and will take part in the fleet review during his two-day visit to Australia. (Photo by William West-Pool/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Prince Harry (C) is greeted by Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott (2nd L), his wife Margie (2nd R) and daughters Bridget (L) and Francis (R) at Kirribilli House, the prime minister's residence in Sydney, on October 5, 2013. Prince Harry is in Sydney for the Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review with visiting warships from Britain, Singapore, Japan, India, Thailand and the US joining ships from the Australian Navy. AFP PHOTO/POOL/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

  • People pack the foreshore to view the International Fleet review in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Britain's Prince Harry glided through Sydney's sun-dappled harbor aboard a navy ship on Saturday, as thousands of people crowded the shoreline to catch a glimpse of royalty and celebrate the centenary of the fledgling Australian navy fleet's first arrival to the famed waterway. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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    Britain's Prince Harry speaks to the media at Sydney Airport before departing for Perth, on October 6, 2013. Prince Harry is in Australia on a two-day visit where he attended the Royal Australian Navy's International Fleet Review on Sydney Harbour. AFP PHOTO/POOL/Rob GRIFFITH (Photo credit should read ROB GRIFFITH/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Prince Harry (L) is greeted by West Australian Premier Colin Barnett (C) and his wife Lyn Barnett (R) at Perth Airport on October 6, 2013. Prince Harry is in Australia on a two-day visit where he attended the Royal Australian Navy's International Fleet Review on Sydney Harbour. AFP PHOTO/POOL/Steve FERRIER (Photo credit should read STEVE FERRIER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Visits Perth

    PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 6: Prince Harry and Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Tony Abbott visit the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) at its home base at Campbell Barracks on October 6, 2013 in Perth, Australia. Prince Harry who is on his second day of a two-day trip to Australia toured the base where he met past and present members of the unit and honoured fallen members at the Garden of Reflection. (Photo by SOCOMD SASR - Pool/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Visits Perth

    PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 6: Prince Harry visits Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) at its home base at Campbell Barracks on October 6, 2013 in Perth, Australia. Prince Harry who is on his second day of a two-day trip to Australia toured the base where he met past and present members of the unit and honoured fallen members at the Garden of Reflection. (Photo by SOCOMD SASR - Pool/Getty Images)

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    PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 06: Prince Harry meets with West Australian Premier Colin Barnett and his wife Lyn Barnett after arriving at Perth Airport on October 6, 2013 in Perth, Australia. Prince Harry is on his second day of a two-day trip to Australia during which he participated in the International Fleet Review in Sydney as an official guest of the Australian Government. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Visits Perth

    PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 6: Prince Harry and Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrive in Perth on October 6, 2013 in Perth, Australia. Prince Harry is on his second day of a two-day trip to Australia during which he participated in the International Fleet Review in Sydney as an official guest of the Australian Government. (Photo by Steve Ferrier - Pool/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry Visits Perth

    PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 6: Prince Harry and Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrive in Perth on October 6, 2013 in Perth, Australia. Prince Harry is on his second day of a two-day trip to Australia during which he participated in the International Fleet Review in Sydney as an official guest of the Australian Government. (Photo by Steve Ferrier - Pool/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Prince Harry, left, talks with West Australian Premier Colin Barnett center, and his wife Lyn Barnett after arriving at Perth Airport in Australia Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Prince Harry is on the second day of a two-day trip to Australia during which he participated in the International Fleet Review in Sydney as an official guest of the Australian Government.(AP Photo/Paul Kane, Pool)

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    Britain's Prince Harry, center, and Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott, left, meets with West Australian Premier Colin Barnett right, and his wife Lyn Barnett after arriving at Perth Airport in Australia Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Prince Harry is on the second day of a two-day trip to Australia during which he participated in the International Fleet Review in Sydney as an official guest of the Australian Government.(AP Photo/Paul Kane, Pool)

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    Britain's Prince Harry, left, speaks with West Australian Premier Colin Barnett after arriving at Perth Airport in Australia Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Prince Harry is on the second day of a two-day trip to Australia during which he participated in the International Fleet Review in Sydney as an official guest of the Australian Government.(AP Photo/Paul Kane, Pool)

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    Britain's Prince Harry, left, speaks with Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett after arriving at Perth Airport in Australia on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Harry on Sunday blamed work pressures for the brevity of a two-day visit Down Under representing his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/Paul Kane, Pool)

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    El príncipe Enrique de Gran Bretaña charla con medios en el Aeropuerto de Sidney antes de partir rumbo a Perth, en Australia, el domingo 6 de octubre de 2013. El príncipe Enrique realizó una visita de dos días en Australia en representación de su abuela, la reina Isabel II. (Foto AP/Rob Griffith, Pool)


The Telegraph reports that the prince made quite an impression on the Prime Minister's daughters, Bridget and Frances.

Australia's first navy fleet of seven cruisers and destroyers entered Sydney's harbour for the first time on Oct. 4, 1913.

About 40 warships, 16 tall ships and 8,000 sailors are participating in this weekend's celebrations, which will feature a light show and massive fireworks display over the harbor Saturday night. The event is expected to draw 1.4 million spectators.

Following a 100-gun salute, Governor-General Quentin Bryce, who represents Australia's head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, joined Harry on board the Leeuwin to officially review the ships.

The participating warships are from the U.S., China, Britain, Brunei, Micronesia, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Spain, Thailand and Tonga.

Harry's trip to Australia marks his first official visit representing the Queen.

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