Inside Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Insanely Busy Visit to Manchester

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Prince William and Kate Middleton paid a visit to the English city of Manchester to tour the National Football Museum, the National Graphene Research Institute, attend a paving stone ceremony (yes, that’s a thing) and greet the legions of townies who showed up to get a glimpse of the royal couple.

First up on the schedule was the city’s football hall of fame (soccer, for you Yanks), where William, who’s a serious football fan, got to try his luck against a virtual goalie. While there, they also got the chance to peep at trophies won by Manchester’s beloved football team. According to the Daily Mail, William declined the opportunity to hold the 1966 World Cup Trophy for fear he might “jinx it.”

Next, the picturesque couple checked out the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute where the prince climbed into a Formula One-style roadster, in which he looked pretty elated.

But arguably the best part of day was when the Duchess, decked out in a stunning blue-and-pink checked coat by Erdem, greeted the droves of well-wishers alongside her husband in the streets of the city.

Take a look at their ludicrously full day in the gallery above!