Sunday 25 September 2016

Kate Middleton and Prince William will attend royal garden party today in Northern Ireland

David Young

Published 14/06/2016 | 07:18

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive to attend the launch of Heads Together Campaign at Olympic Park on May 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive to attend the launch of Heads Together Campaign at Olympic Park on May 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds her daughter Princess Charlotte and strokes her son, Prince George's head as they stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past of aircrafts by the Royal Air Force
(L-R) Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding her daughter Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
Britain's Prince of Wales Charles and Duchess of Cornwal Camilla in Donegal Castle. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Kate Middleton at the Patron's Lunch street party in London, in honour of the queen's 90th birthday. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Northern Ireland today.

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William and Catherine are attending a garden party at the Royal residence at Hillsborough Castle, Co Down.

The region's secretary of state has hosted the event annually since 1984.

Around 2,500 guests have been invited by Theresa Villiers this year, with attendees drawn from a wide cross-section of Northern Ireland society, including the voluntary and community sectors, local charities and youth organisations.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea

The occasion will be only the second time the Royal couple have visited Northern Ireland together.

The last time was in March 2011, only weeks before their wedding.

On that occasion Catherine tossed pan cakes at Belfast City Hall and hammered in fence posts at Greenmount Agriculture College in Co Antrim.

(L-R) Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding her daughter Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
(L-R) Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding her daughter Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

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