Prince William and Kate Middleton made a surprise stop in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Tuesday.
Police kept watch from the rooftops for a visit that brought the center of Belfast to a standstill. People gathered in the bright sunshine near the imposing city hall to watch the couple, who planned to walk around and greet the crowds later.
The visit is their third in recent weeks, completing a circuit which has taken in all four corners of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Last month, the couple traveled to Wales and to Scotland.
Outside city hall, William and Middleton were cheered as they took turns flipping a pancake, the traditional treat eaten on Shrove Tuesday.
Flipping a pancake? That's a tradition we can get behind. For the occasion, Kate wore a cream-colored, Burberry trenchcoat and black pumps, and carried a clutch. Later in the day she changed into her "Rumba" boots from Aquatalia by Marvin K. for a visit to Greenmount Agricultural College in the rain.
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