Kate and William delight crowds at Belfast’s Empire Music Hall

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by cheering crowds at an entertainment venue in Belfast as the first day of their two-day visit to Northern Ireland came to a close.

William and Kate waved to the crowds from the top of the steps of the Empire Music Hall.

They were given the official welcome to the venue by Lord Lieutenant of Belfast Fionnuala Jay-O'Boyle.

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The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the SureStart Facility in St Joseph's Primary School in Ballymena as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge during a walkabout outside the Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena as part of their two day tour to Northern Ireland.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave after their visit to the Braids Arts Centre in Ballymena to see the workings of the CineMagic charity as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to the Braids Arts Centre in Ballymena to see the workings of the CineMagic charity as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge pulls a pint with the Duke of Cambridge during their visit to Belfast Empire Hall for an informal party to celebrate inspirational young people who are making a real difference in Northern Ireland as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEBRUARY 27: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pull pints of lager as they visit the Empire Music Hall on February 27, 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Prince William last visited Belfast in October 2017 without his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who was then pregnant with the couple's third child. This time they concentrate on the young people of Northern Ireland. Their engagements include a visit to Windsor Park Stadium, home of the Irish Football Association, activities at the Roscor Youth Village in Fermanagh, a party at the Belfast Empire Hall, Cinemagic -a charity that uses film, television and digital technologies to inspire young people and finally dropping in on a SureStart early years programme. (Photo by Matt Mackey - Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Empire Music Hall in Belfast, as part of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge pulls a pint with the Duke of Cambridge during their visit to Belfast Empire Hall for an informal party to celebrate inspirational young people who are making a real difference in Northern Ireland as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave after a visit to the Empire Music Hall in Belfast, as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave after a visit to the Empire Music Hall in Belfast, as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave after their visit to Belfast Empire Hall for an informal party to celebrate inspirational young people who are making a real difference in Northern Ireland as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a coaching session during hers and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge playing football with young children during their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duke of Cambridge takes part in a coaching session during his and the Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge speaking with Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill during their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge signing the visitors book during their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take part in a coaching session during their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duke of Cambridge takes part in a coaching session during his and the Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a coaching session during hers and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a coaching session during hers and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge speaks to child (name not given) during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a canoe lesson during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a canoe lesson during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a canoe lesson during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland.
RETRANSMITTED ADDING NAME OF CHILD The Duchess of Cambridge comforts Jasmine Andrews who become emotional as she takes part in a coaching session during hers and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with IFA Education and Heritage manager Stephen Garrett are being shown the Nations Cup by Gemma Thornbury IFA Education and Heritage officer during their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge receiving football shirts for their children on their arrival for their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day tour to Northern Ireland.
The Duke of Cambridge on an obstacle course during his and the Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland.
The Duke of Cambridge on an obstacle course during his and the Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge tries her hand at archery as she meets children during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge tries her hand at archery as she meets children during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge meeting children during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge meeting children during her and the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland.
The Duke of Cambridge meeting children during his and the Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Roscor Youth Village, Co Fermanagh as part of their two day tour of Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge meets wellwishers on her arrival for her visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of her and the Duke of Cambridge's two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duke of Cambridge on his arrival for her visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of his and the Duchess of Cambridge's two day tour to Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge on her arrival for her visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of her and the Duke of Cambridge's two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving for their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge meets wellwishers on her arrival for her visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of her and the Duke of Cambridge's two day visit to Northern Ireland.
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Moving inside, they met former Olympian Dame Mary Peters, who was earlier appointed to the Order of the Garter, as well as a number of young people from her trust, which helps aspiring athletes.

Comedian Shane Todd performed as the royal couple engaged in conversations with those in attendance.

He joked: "Everyone seems excited for some reason, I met them at the door, they were very nervous but hid it well."

Kate wore a mint-coloured Missoni dress for the event.

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