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

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
Royal visit to Northern Ireland
Royal visit to Northern Ireland
Royal visit to Northern Ireland
Kate visits Northern Ireland
Kate visits Northern Ireland
Royal visit to Northern Ireland
Royal visit to Northern Ireland
Royal visit to Northern Ireland
Royal visit to Northern Ireland
Royal visit to Northern Ireland
Royal visit to Northern Ireland
Royal visit to Northern Ireland
Royal visit to Northern Ireland
Royal visit to Northern Ireland
Royal visit to Northern Ireland
Royal visit to Northern Ireland
Royal visit to Northern Ireland