February 28, 2019 by Tori Crowther First Published: February 27, 2019
Surprise! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge touched down in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Wednesday for an overnight visit, and they wasted no time getting stuck in with a day of activities.
The two-day visit includes time in Belfast, Fermanagh, and Ballymena, during which time the royal couple will celebrate the young people of Northern Ireland. Their first stop was Windsor Park football stadium, which is home of the Irish Football Association. William and Kate met legendary goalkeeper Pat Jennings, then slipped their sneakers on to play a game of soccer with some kids. Their next stop was be Fermanagh, where the duke and duchess visited Extern to see the work the charity is doing at Roscor Youth Village, a residential activity center for children. From there, the couple ended their day with a party at Empire Music Hall to celebrate young people who are making a difference in Northern Ireland.
The ssecond day of the visit was spent in Ballymena visiting organizations that are working with future generations including the police service, the Braid Arts Centre and Sure Start. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got a very warm welcome as they arrived in the town. This visit comes nearly a year after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Belfast and had a similarly warm welcome.
Ahead, catch up on all of William and Kate's events so far, and stay tuned for more.
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