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Prince William and Catherine are on a visit to Northern Ireland
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a two-day visit to Northern Ireland.The focus of this Royal visit is very much on children and young people.Prince William and Catherine visited Windsor Park football stadium where they met Northern Ireland football manager Michael O'Neill and former Northern Ireland, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Pat Jennings.The duke and duchess last visited Northern Ireland in 2016.
The Duke and Duchess met former goalkeeper Pat Jennings
The pair showcased their own skills during a kickabout at the home of Northern Ireland and Linfield.
The stadium is also home to the Irish Football Association, which runs programmes to encourage young girls to play the sport and to support clubs dealing with mental health issues.
Duchess of Cambridge in Belfast
The Duchess played football with children at Windsor Park
The Duchess chats to a young footballer
On the Windsor Park turf, the duke and duchess both had a go at dribbling drills, to the delight of the young footballers.Catherine ran around a marked-out square, keeping the ball under control, and also jogged up and down on the spot.
Both Duke and Duchess ran about with their young teammates
At one point, the duchess hugged and comforted nine-year-old Jasmine Andrews after she became emotional about the occasion.Jasmine, a pupil at Fane Street primary school, later revealed how Catherine had made her smile through the tears.She said: "I got a little bit nervous and started to cry and she asked me was I a little bit shy, and I said 'I am', and she said that she used to be shy when she was little too."
Duchess of Cambridge comforts nine-year-old Jasmine
They then travelled on to County Fermanagh to see the Roscor Youth Village, a residential centre for children referred by social workers.
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Duchess of Cambridge at the Roscor Youth Village
Kate takes a shot at archery
The Duke and Duchess will return to Belfast to attend a party celebrating inspirational young people at the city's Empire Music Hall. It is the couple's third visit to Northern Ireland, as well as their visit in 2016 they also came in March 2011, in the run-up to their wedding.
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