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William And Kate Arrive Late In Galway After Helicopter Issue

On Thursday, Prince William and Kate headed to the West of Ireland to embark on the third day of their Ireland tour. The couple is concluding their visit in Galway; where they will meet volunteer groups and sample local cultural activities before watching a showcase of GAA activity.

Crowds lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the royal couple, whose arrival had to be put back by at least 30 minutes after fog in the Dublin area caused problems with their helicopter departure.

William And Kate Arrive Late In Galway After Helicopter Issue

A Government spokesman said: “Fog in Dublin delayed their departure.”

Today, Kate looks pretty in a green Suzannah dress combined with black boots. Prince William dons  a black blazer over a blue jumper and shirt.

During the visit, William and Kate will be introduced to projects such as Livefeed, Hoops and the Galway Community Circus; and will meet performers, young people and volunteers. They will hear how Galway has been nominated as the European Capital of Culture.

While there, Prince William showed off his juggling skills with three balls amid much applause and cheering from the onlookers.

Later, the couple will visit a traditional Irish pub, Tig Coili, where they will meet local Galwegians who volunteer to promote the city and its people.

Then, they will take a short walkabout to meet members of the public gathered on King Street.
William And Kate Arrive Late In Galway After Helicopter Issue

Their final visit will be Gaelic Athletic Association club to learn more about traditional sports which are popular across the country.

The chairman of the GAA club said he hopes the Duke and Duchess will join in some hurling and football when they visit later today.

Since arriving in Ireland on Tuesday, Prince William and Kate have had a really busy schedule. They began the tour as they met Irish President Michael D Higgins and his wife at their official residence, Áras an Uachtaráin.

Many engagements after, the couple finished off the first day of their Ireland tour at Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. They attended a reception where they met broad range of people from the creative arts, sport, business and charity sectors.

Wednesday’s itinerary included visits to Jigsaw in Temple Bar; Teagasc Research Farm in Carlow and the Museum of Literature Ireland.

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