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In Pictures: Kate meets lambs, alpaca and even a snake on farm visit

The Duchess of Cambridge was introduced to a variety of animals during the visit to a farm in Northern Ireland.

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The Duchess of Cambridge strokes an alpaca during a visit to the Ark Open Farm (Liam McBurney/PA)

The Duchess of Cambridge strokes an alpaca during a visit to the Ark Open Farm (Liam McBurney/PA)

The Duchess of Cambridge strokes an alpaca during a visit to the Ark Open Farm (Liam McBurney/PA)

The Duchess of Cambridge showed no fear as she was greeted by a snake during a visit to the Ark Open Farm in Newtownards.

Kate was also introduced to some less scary creatures, including a guinea pig, hedgehog and alpaca, as she toured the family-run attraction in Northern Ireland.

Royal visit to Northern Ireland
(Liam McBurney/PA)

Royal visit to Northern Ireland
(Peter Byrne/PA)

Kate visits Northern Ireland
Liam McBurney(PA)

Royal visit to Northern Ireland
(Liam McBurney/PA)

Royal visit to Northern Ireland
(Liam McBurney/PA)

Royal visit to Northern Ireland
(Liam McBurney/PA)

Royal visit to Northern Ireland
(Peter Byrne/PA)

Royal visit to Northern Ireland
(Liam McBurney/PA)

Royal visit to Northern Ireland
(Peter Byrne/PA)

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