Hundreds of well-wishes greet William and Kate in Ballymena

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been greeted by hundreds of cheering well-wishers in Ballymena on the second day of their Northern Ireland visit.

Several hundred people lined the streets of the Co Antrim town as William and Kate went on a walkabout.

Kate during a walkabout in Ballymena
Kate during a walkabout in Ballymena (Aaron Chown/PA)

The crowds, many waving flags, braved the cold outside the Braid Centre.

The couple were there to learn more about the work of Cinemagic – a charity that uses film, TV and digital technologies to inspire and educate young people.

William meets the crowds
William meets the crowds (Aaron Chown/PA)

It was the first public engagement on the second and final day of their visit to Northern Ireland.

They started Thursday with a private meeting with officers and staff from the Police Service of Northern Ireland at Hillsborough Castle, Co Down.

First engagement of their second day in NI, the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge met @ChiefConPSNI, police officers & staff at Hillsborough Castle where they discussed the challenging roles they undertake. @PoliceServiceNIpic.twitter.com/JTgBTETUUw

— Northern Ireland Office (@NIOgov) February 28, 2019

The visit to Ballymena comes after a range of high-energy engagements on Wednesday.

William and Kate played football at Belfast’s Windsor Park and took part in a canoe race in Co Fermanagh, before rounding the day off by pulling pints at a reception for young leaders at Belfast’s famous Empire music hall.