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Prince William in Northern Ireland for one day Belfast visit

The Duke of Cambridge names a life boat The Ray of Hope, for Lagan Search and Rescue, a rescue and lifeboat service that covers the Belfast Harbour Estate, River Lagan and the estuarial waters of Belfast Lough, in the Titanic Quarter, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge names a life boat The Ray of Hope, for Lagan Search and Rescue, a rescue and lifeboat service that covers the Belfast Harbour Estate, River Lagan and the estuarial waters of Belfast Lough, in the Titanic Quarter, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Prince Willaim visited the Titanic Quarter of Belfast where he saw a demonstration by Lagan Rescue and help launch a new life boat - The Ray of Hope. Prince William is presented with a bottle of Bushmills Whiskey which he poured over the boat when he helped to launch it. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
The Duke of Cambridge (left) receives a bottle of Bushmills Whisky to name a life boat for Lagan Search and Rescue, a rescue and lifeboat service that covers the Belfast Harbour Estate, River Lagan and the estuarial waters of Belfast Lough, in the Titanic Quarter, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge (centre) sees the work of Lagan Search and Rescue, a rescue and lifeboat service that covers the Belfast Harbour Estate, River Lagan and the estuarial waters of Belfast Lough, in the Titanic Quarter, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge sees the work of Lagan Search and Rescue, a rescue and lifeboat service that covers the Belfast Harbour Estate, River Lagan and the estuarial waters of Belfast Lough, in the Titanic Quarter, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge sees the work of Lagan Search and Rescue, a rescue and lifeboat service that covers the Belfast Harbour Estate, River Lagan and the estuarial waters of Belfast Lough, in the Titanic Quarter, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017.Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Prince Willaim visited the Titanic Quarter of Belfast where he saw a demonstration by Lagan Rescue and help launch a new life boat - The Ray of Hope. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Pacemaker press 04/10/2017 The Duke of Cambridge vists Northern Ireland. The Duke of Cambridge meets members of The Lagan Search and Rescue near The Nomadic at Belfast's Titanic quarter and then he christened the rescue boat "Ray of hope" with some bushmills whiskey. Picture Mark Marlow
Pacemaker press 04/10/2017 The Duke of Cambridge vists Northern Ireland. The Duke of Cambridge meets members of The Lagan Search and Rescue near The Nomadic at Belfast's Titanic quarter and then he christened the rescue boat "Ray of hope" with some bushmills whiskey. Picture Mark Marlow
Prince Willaim visited the Titanic Quarter of Belfast where he saw a demonstration by Lagan Rescue and help launch a new life boat - The Ray of Hope. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
The Duke of Cambridge (4th right) sees the work of Lagan Search and Rescue, a rescue and lifeboat service that covers the Belfast Harbour Estate, River Lagan and the estuarial waters of Belfast Lough, in the Titanic Quarter, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge sees the work of Lagan Search and Rescue, a rescue and lifeboat service that covers the Belfast Harbour Estate, River Lagan and the estuarial waters of Belfast Lough, in the Titanic Quarter, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge unveils a plaque during a visit to Inspire, a charity and social enterprise which focuses on promoting wellbeing for all across the island of Ireland, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge (not pictured) sees the work of Lagan Search and Rescue during a demonstration, they are a rescue and lifeboat service that covers the Belfast Harbour Estate, River Lagan and the estuarial waters of Belfast Lough, in the Titanic Quarter, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge sees the work of Lagan Search and Rescue, a rescue and lifeboat service that covers the Belfast Harbour Estate, River Lagan and the estuarial waters of Belfast Lough, in the Titanic Quarter, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge arrives to see the work of Lagan Search and Rescue, a rescue and lifeboat service that covers the Belfast Harbour Estate, River Lagan and the estuarial waters of Belfast Lough, in the Titanic Quarter, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. See PA story ROYAL William . Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge sees the work of Lagan Search and Rescue, a rescue and lifeboat service that covers the Belfast Harbour Estate, River Lagan and the estuarial waters of Belfast Lough, in the Titanic Quarter, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge sees the work of Lagan Search and Rescue, a rescue and lifeboat service that covers the Belfast Harbour Estate, River Lagan and the estuarial waters of Belfast Lough, in the Titanic Quarter, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge arrives to see the work of Lagan Search and Rescue, a rescue and lifeboat service that covers the Belfast Harbour Estate, River Lagan and the estuarial waters of Belfast Lough, in the Titanic Quarter, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. Brian Lawless/PA Wire
A picture given to the The Duke of Cambridge for Princess Charlotte by artist Oliver Jeffers during a visit to the Inspire social enterprise charity in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. William visited the charity in the city centre, where he met mental health counsellors and service users before officially opening the charity's new offices. Niall carson/PA Wire
A picture given to the The Duke of Cambridge for Princess Charlotte by artist Oliver Jeffers during a visit to the Inspire social enterprise charity in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. William visited the charity in the city centre, where he met mental health counsellors and service users before officially opening the charity's new offices. Niall carson/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge is pictured meeting members of the public in Lombard Street, Belfast during his visit to Inspire, a charity and social enterprise which focuses on promoting wellbeing for all across the Island of Ireland. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke of Cambridge is pictured meeting members of the public in Lombard Street, Belfast during his visit to Inspire, a charity and social enterprise which focuses on promoting wellbeing for all across the Island of Ireland. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke of Cambridge talks to wellwishers after his during a visit to Inspire, a charity and social enterprise which focuses on promoting wellbeing for all across the island of Ireland, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge talks to wellwishers after his during a visit to Inspire, a charity and social enterprise which focuses on promoting wellbeing for all across the island of Ireland, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017.Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge is pictured during his visit to Inspire, a charity and social enterprise which focuses on promoting wellbeing for all across the Island of Ireland. He is pictured talking to teenagers discussing creativity in mental health. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke of Cambridge is pictured during his visit to Inspire, a charity and social enterprise which focuses on promoting wellbeing for all across the Island of Ireland. He is pictured talking to teenagers involved in mental health in sport. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Duke of Cambridge looks at the annual report during a visit to Inspire, a charity and social enterprise which focuses on promoting wellbeing for all across the island of Ireland, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. Niall Carson/PA Wire
The crowd cheer the arrival of the Duke of Cambridge for his visit to Inspire, a charity and social enterprise which focuses on promoting wellbeing for all across the island of Ireland, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge looks at the annual report during a visit to Inspire, a charity and social enterprise which focuses on promoting wellbeing for all across the island of Ireland, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge talks to students from Our Lady & St PatrickÕs College, Knock during a visit to Inspire, a charity and social enterprise which focuses on promoting wellbeing for all across the island of Ireland, as part of his tour of Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017.

Prince William has named the new Lagan Search and Rescue lifeboat 'The Ray of Hope' as part of his one-day visit to Belfast.

During his first stop in the city, he met staff at the mental health charity Inspire - which focuses on promoting wellbeing for all across the island of Ireland.

He also met service workers and counsellors from a number of Inspire's different programmes, before officially opening the charity's new offices at Lombard House.

He later travelled to the Titanic Quarter to see the work of Lagan Search and Rescue.

The Duke was treated to a live demonstration of a rescue mission in the harbour which included the deployment of a lifeboat, a quayside response and rescue swimmers.

He also met with some of the crew of the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance service, before officially naming a new lifeboat on behalf of Lagan Search and Rescue.

The Duke is due to attend a private dinner for the Irish Guards Association on Monday evening.

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