Northern Ireland

Prince William and Kate conclude second day of NI trip

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Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge waving goodbye to crowds outside Ballymena Town Hall in County Antrim

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited Ballymena in County Antrim on the second day of their trip to Northern Ireland.

The couple were at the Braid Centre where they met young people involved in film and arts projects.

Earlier, they held a private meeting in Hillsborough Castle with members of the police forces who have been affected by mental health issues.

Prince William and Kate last visited Northern Ireland in 2016.

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Media captionDuke and Duchess of Cambridge in Ballymena on second day of NI trip

The focus of their latest visit was on young people and children.

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Image caption William and Kate were greeted by a crowd of about 200 when arrived in Ballymena
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Image caption Duchess of Cambridge waves to hundreds of cheering well-wishers in Ballymena
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Image caption The royal couple met young people at the Braid Centre in Ballymena who are involved with the Cinemagic scheme
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Image caption Prince William speaks to the crowds in Ballymena
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Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by crowds in Ballymena
Image caption Onlookers in Ballymena gathered early to see the Royal couple
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Image caption Catherine poses for a photo in front of crowds in Ballymena

On Wednesday, the couple closed the first day of their visit at a party in the Empire Music Hall in Belfast.

Hundreds of people lined the streets to greet the couple at the city venue and cheered when they waved back at them.

Inside the music hall, members of the arts, business and sporting community met the Royals.

Earlier on Wednesday, William and Kate toured Windsor Park, Northern Ireland's national football stadium, and joined in a kickabout with young children.

They then travelled to County Fermanagh to visit the Roscor Youth Village, a residential centre for children referred by social workers.

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