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In Pictures: William and Kate visit Cumbria countryside

They avoided the heavy rain in the east of the country.

The Duchess of Cambridge meets working dogs (Peter Byrne/PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge meets working dogs (Peter Byrne/PA)

Crowds were out in force to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Cumbria.

William and Kate began their visit in Keswick.

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(Peter Byrne/PA)

Kensington Palace said the royals were visiting the region to celebrate the work of “local heroes, farmers, volunteers and those supporting the rural community”.

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(Peter Byrne/PA)

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