A woman grabbed Princess Kate’s hand and reportedly said: ‘Nice to meet you, but it would be better if it was when you were in your own country.
The former Kate Middleton laughed and started to move on before the woman pointed her mobile camera at the king and added: ‘Ireland belongs to the Irish.
It was unclear whether Princess Kate had heard all of the woman’s comments outside Carrickfergus Castle, an 800-year-old historic landmark.
Northern Ireland became part of the United Kingdom in 1921, and violence has often broken out there between British loyalists and those who want to form a united Ireland.
It can be a hot topic, but the princess seemed to walk through the encounter with a smile.
She and Prince William were on a one-day trip to Northern Ireland about a month after Queen Elizabeth II died, leaving the throne to the current King Charles III. William is next in the line of succession.
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