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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge end first day of Northern Ireland visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have completed the first day of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.

Prince William and Catherine are carrying out a series of public engagements at a range of locations as part of their visit.

It is the third time the royal couple have visited the region together.

Their first visit was to Windsor Park, the home of the Northern Ireland national football team, where they learnt about initiatives to get more women in "key decision roles within football" and a programme aimed at young people who are not in employment, education or training.

They took to the pitch, where they watched primary school children from across Belfast take part in some of the Irish Football Association Foundation’s initiatives, after touring the Irish FA’s Education and Heritage Centre.

They later travelled to the Roscor Youth Village charity in Co Fermanagh, which is a residential activity centre for children referred by social workers.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by a crowd of cheering children at a youth facility in Co Fermanagh.

William and Kate were met by Roland Eadie, the Deputy Lieutenant of County Fermanagh and his wife, Mary Kathleen Doherty; Fermanagh and Omagh Council's chairman Howard Thornton, and chief executive Brendan Hegarty; Derek McCabe, the chairman of Extern Group and its chief executive Charlie Mack, as well as Mark Rodgers from Roscor Youth Village.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by a crowd of cheering children at a youth facility in Co Fermanagh.

They watched on as children played in a series of activities at the youth facility.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
The Duke of Cambridge pulls a pint with the Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Belfast Empire Hall for an informal party to celebrate inspirational young people who are making a real difference in Northern Ireland as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave after their visit to Belfast Empire Hall for an informal party to celebrate inspirational young people who are making a real difference in Northern Ireland as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge pulls a pint with the Duke of Cambridge during their visit to Belfast Empire Hall for an informal party to celebrate inspirational young people who are making a real difference in Northern Ireland as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge pulls a pint during her visit to Belfast Empire Hall for an informal party to celebrate inspirational young people who are making a real difference in Northern Ireland as part of two day visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge pulls a pint with the Duke of Cambridge during their visit to Belfast's Empire Hall. Photo credit: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Empire Music Hall on February 25th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kate helped assemble a tent before taking part in a game of archery.

Meanwhile, William's balance was tested as he walked across a low-ropes assault course.

Children urged him on until he made it to the end and they celebrated with a cheer.

Kate and Will went head-to-head in a canoeing race on Lough Erne.

They were part of two teams which raced in Canadian canoes.

William's team was crowned the winner, reaching the marker a few seconds ahead of Kate's team.

The duchess congratulated her opposing team before returning to shore.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge then visited Belfast entertainment venue the Empire Music Hall for their final engagement of the day.

They were greeted on arrival by cheering crowds who had gathered on Botanic Avenue. Kate wore a light grey Missoni dress for the event.

Lord Lieutenant of Belfast Fionnuala Jay-O'Boyle and manager of the Empire, Stephen Bradley, extended the official welcome to the royal couple to the event where inspirational young leaders have come together to be celebrated.

Kate and William met former Olympian Dame Mary Peters who was earlier today appointed to the Order of the Garter, as well as a number of young people from her trust organisation, which helps aspiring athletes.

Comedian Shane Todd performed as the royal couple engaged in conversations with those in attendance.

The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a canoe lesson during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh. Photo credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a canoe lesson during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh. Photo credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a canoe lesson during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Pacemaker Press 27/2/2019 Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Roscor Youth Village in Fermanagh where they took part in a range of activities and met with local young people, volunteers, staff and dignitaries. Picture: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the archery. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Roscor Youth Village in Co. Fermanagh as part of their two day trip to Northern Ireland. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre run by the charity Extern for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. The Duke and Duchess spoke to the children about their experiences and took part in some of the activities including the activity trim trail, archery, tree climbing and canoeing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
The Duke of Cambridge in a canoe during his and the Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge speaks to child (name not given) during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge speaks to child (name not given) during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a canoe lesson during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a canoe lesson during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a canoe lesson during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. Roscor Youth Village is a residential activity centre for children referred to the charity by social workers or the Department of Justice. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge tries her hand at archery as she meets children during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland. Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge tries her hand at archery as she meets children during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland. Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge tries her hand at archery as she meets children during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland. Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge on an obstacle course during his and the Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

He joked: "Everyone seems excited for some reason, I met them at the door, they were very nervous but hid it well."

The Royal couple laughed and exchanged jokes as they got behind the bar at the Empire Music Hall and attempted to pour a few pints.

William then took to the stage to make a brief speech.

He said it was "fitting" to recognise Dame Mary, who he said had "helped inspire so many of you in the first place".

He added: "Mary Peters is not only one of the United Kingdom's sporting legends, she's also inspired generation after generation to come together in times of trouble and work for the common good - a lesson I hope many of us can learn from."

The Royal couple then departed the venue, waving to the gathered crowds, ahead of another full day of engagements on Thursday.

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association.
Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 - The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Pat Jennings meets The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge. Their Royal Highnesses learnt more about the IFAÕs community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. They met groups and representatives from the Female Football Leaders, the Goals Programme, Education Programme, Stay Onside, PSNI, DoJ and Probation Service and members of Powerchair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving for their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland. Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for a visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of a two day visit to Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. The royal pair learnt more about the IFA's community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Pat Jennings meets The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meeting coaches during their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland. Liam McBurney/PA Wire
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 - The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Their Royal Highnesses learnt more about the IFAÕs community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. They met groups and representatives from the Female Football Leaders, the Goals Programme, Education Programme, Stay Onside, PSNI, DoJ and Probation Service and members of Powerchair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 - The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Their Royal Highnesses learnt more about the IFAÕs community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. They met groups and representatives from the Female Football Leaders, the Goals Programme, Education Programme, Stay Onside, PSNI, DoJ and Probation Service and members of Powerchair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 - The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Their Royal Highnesses learnt more about the IFAÕs community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. They met groups and representatives from the Female Football Leaders, the Goals Programme, Education Programme, Stay Onside, PSNI, DoJ and Probation Service and members of Powerchair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 - The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Their Royal Highnesses learnt more about the IFAÕs community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. They met groups and representatives from the Female Football Leaders, the Goals Programme, Education Programme, Stay Onside, PSNI, DoJ and Probation Service and members of Powerchair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 - The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Their Royal Highnesses learnt more about the IFAÕs community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. They met groups and representatives from the Female Football Leaders, the Goals Programme, Education Programme, Stay Onside, PSNI, DoJ and Probation Service and members of Powerchair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watches a coaching session during their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 - The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Their Royal Highnesses learnt more about the IFAÕs community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. They met groups and representatives from the Female Football Leaders, the Goals Programme, Education Programme, Stay Onside, PSNI, DoJ and Probation Service and members of Powerchair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 - The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Their Royal Highnesses learnt more about the IFAÕs community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. They met groups and representatives from the Female Football Leaders, the Goals Programme, Education Programme, Stay Onside, PSNI, DoJ and Probation Service and members of Powerchair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 - The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Their Royal Highnesses learnt more about the IFAÕs community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. They met groups and representatives from the Female Football Leaders, the Goals Programme, Education Programme, Stay Onside, PSNI, DoJ and Probation Service and members of Powerchair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 - The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Their Royal Highnesses learnt more about the IFAÕs community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. They met groups and representatives from the Female Football Leaders, the Goals Programme, Education Programme, Stay Onside, PSNI, DoJ and Probation Service and members of Powerchair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duchess of Cambridge tries her hand at football during her visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of her and the Duke of Cambridge's two day tour of Northern Ireland. Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a coaching session during hers and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Windsor Park, Belfast. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge speaking to children during her visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of her and the Duke of Cambridge's two day tour of Northern Ireland. Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge tries her hand at football during her visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of her and the Duke of Cambridge's two day tour of Northern Ireland. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a coaching session during hers and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland. Liam McBurney/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge tries his hand at football during his visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of his and the Duchess of Cambridge's two day tour of Northern Ireland. Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge tries his hand at football during his visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of his and the Duchess of Cambridge's two day tour of Northern Ireland. Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge speaking to children during her visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of her and the Duke of Cambridge's two day tour of Northern Ireland. Aaron Chown/PA Wire
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 - The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Their Royal Highnesses learnt more about the IFAÕs community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. They met groups and representatives from the Female Football Leaders, the Goals Programme, Education Programme, Stay Onside, PSNI, DoJ and Probation Service and members of Powerchair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 - The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Their Royal Highnesses learnt more about the IFAÕs community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. They met groups and representatives from the Female Football Leaders, the Goals Programme, Education Programme, Stay Onside, PSNI, DoJ and Probation Service and members of Powerchair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 - The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Their Royal Highnesses learnt more about the IFAÕs community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. They met groups and representatives from the Female Football Leaders, the Goals Programme, Education Programme, Stay Onside, PSNI, DoJ and Probation Service and members of Powerchair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duchess of Cambridge tries her hand at football during her visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of her and the Duke of Cambridge's two day tour of Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. The royal pair learnt more about the IFA's community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duchess of Cambridge tries her hand at football during her visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of her and the Duke of Cambridge's two day tour of Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. The royal pair learnt more about the IFA's community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a coaching session during hers and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland. Liam McBurney/PA Wire
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Windsor Park in Belfast on Wednesday. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke of Cambridge places his hands in the cast of Pat Jennings, watched by the former goalkeeper (centre), the Duchess of Cambridge and Education and Heritage manager Steven Garret, during their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland. Liam McBurney/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge speak to fans as she arrives for a visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of a two day visit to Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 - The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Their Royal Highnesses learnt more about the IFAs community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. They met groups and representatives from the Female Football Leaders, the Goals Programme, Education Programme, Stay Onside, PSNI, DoJ and Probation Service and members of Powerchair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Windsor Park in Belfast on Wednesday. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Windsor Park in Belfast on Wednesday. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 - The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Their Royal Highnesses learnt more about the IFAs community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. They met groups and representatives from the Female Football Leaders, the Goals Programme, Education Programme, Stay Onside, PSNI, DoJ and Probation Service and members of Powerchair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Windsor Park in Belfast on Wednesday. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
The Duchess of Cambridge meets wellwishers on her arrival for her visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of her and the Duke of Cambridge's two day visit to Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. The royal pair learnt more about the IFA's community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. Photo credit: Liam McBurney/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge meets wellwishers on her arrival for her visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of her and the Duke of Cambridge's two day visit to Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. The royal pair learnt more about the IFA's community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for a visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of a two day visit to Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. The royal pair learnt more about the IFA's community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th February 2019 - The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the National Stadium Belfast, home of the Irish Football Association. Their Royal Highnesses learnt more about the IFAÕs community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. They met groups and representatives from the Female Football Leaders, the Goals Programme, Education Programme, Stay Onside, PSNI, DoJ and Probation Service and members of Powerchair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland. Liam McBurney/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland. Liam McBurney/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge on his arrival for her visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of his and the Duchess of Cambridge's two day tour to Northern Ireland. Liam McBurney/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving for their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 27, 2019. The royal pair learnt more about the IFA's community Football projects, and how sport can play a role in bringing communities together. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving for their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland. Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for a visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of a two day visit to Northern Ireland. Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge meets wellwishers on her arrival for her visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of her and the Duke of Cambridge's two day visit to Northern Ireland. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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