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Prince William and Kate Middleton visit a pub and Gaelic football club on final day of Ireland royal tour - best photos

The Cambridges took a trip to Galway

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Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
Updated: 5 March 2020
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Galway on the final day of their royal tour of Ireland on Thursday. Prince William and Kate's first stop was at Tribeton to watch Galway 2020 acts perform, including Livefeed, Hoops and Galway Community Circus. 

The start of their final day in Ireland was delayed after bad weather affected their flight arrangements, an Irish Government spokesman said. 

The Cambridges then made their way to Tig Coili, a family-owned, traditional Irish pub on King Street in the city centre, where they met locals who volunteer to promote the city and its people.

William and Kate's final stop of the day will be at a local Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club to learn more about traditional sports, which are popular across Ireland, including hurling and Gaelic football. The couple love to get competitive with each other and will join children on the pitch.

On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess had a packed day of engagements, visiting charities, a farm and Howth Cliff, where they enjoyed a romantic stroll. In the evening, they attended a reception, where William touched on the subject of Brexit in his speech.

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William impressed his wife with his juggling skills during their visit to Tribeton, as they met performers. The future king successfully juggled three balls, but found four a little more difficult! During the engagement, Kate revealed that Prince George, six, is learning to play the guitar while Princess Charlotte, four, "is very into gymnastics."

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Kate stunned in a bespoke green polka dot dress by Suzannah, with a black waist belt. She teamed it with her Ralph Lauren boots. William donned a dark suit and pale blue knitwear over a white shirt. 

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At the Tig Coili pub, William and Kate listened to traditional Irish music, and the Duchess sat chatting with Lassa, 30, and her three-month-old son Danann. Lassa said of her conversation with Kate: "We chatted about the music, and the fact that Danann is going to grow older surrounded by Irish music. I asked if they were having a great trip, and she said they were really enjoying it. They noticed all the Guinness on the table, and they asked if we always had it that early!"

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The Duke and Duchess emerging from Tig Coili, a traditional Irish pub on King Street in Galway. Huge crowds had gathered to greet the couple ahead of their arrival. 

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Kate, wrapped up in her dark green Alexander McQueen wool coat, took the time to chat to locals on King Street after visiting the pub. 

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A quick change of outfit for William and Kate as they travelled to Salthill Knocknacarra Gaelic Athletic Association in Galway. The Duke donned a padded jacket and trainers, while Kate swapped her dress for her red Really Wild knit, black jeans and her New Balance X Sweaty Betty sneakers.  

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Kate tries her hand (and feet) at Gaelic football as the couple joined children from the club's teams for matches. The GAA has over 2,200 clubs in all 32 counties of Ireland. 

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What an action shot as sporty Kate shows off her skills during a training session! 

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The Duke puts on his game face as he has a go at hurling.

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Kate's turn! The Duchess giggles as she tries hurling. 

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There was time for a group photo with the club's young players before the Duke and Duchess departed to go back to London. 

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