Royals Kate Middleton Bartends in $2,500 Missoni Dress, Then Kicks Off Day 2 in Northern Ireland There's another jam-packed day in store for the royals! By Michelle Tauber Michelle Tauber Twitter Michelle Tauber is the Senior Editor overseeing Royals coverage at PEOPLE. She has been covering the royal family for PEOPLE since 2000, including William and Kate's wedding, Meghan and Harry's wedding and the births of the royal children. Formerly PEOPLE's first and only Head Writer, she has written a record-breaking 250+ cover stories spanning celebrity, crime and human interest. A graduate of the University of Florida, she lives in Orlando. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 28, 2019 07:56 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Irish eyes are smiling — again! After hopping behind the bar on Wednesday night to pull a perfect pint at the Empire Music Hall in Belfast, Kate Middleton and Prince William kicked off the second day of her Northern Ireland tour on Thursday with a more sobering engagement. The royal couple met privately with officers and staff from the Police Service in Northern Ireland to hear about the challenges they face. Kate wore a navy dress by one of her favorite designers, Jenny Packham, paired with heirloom sapphire earrings from her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. To bundle up in the chill, Kate chose a belted, caped Mulberry coat. Samir Hussein/WireImage Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images The meeting is to be followed by two more engagements in Northern Ireland: the first, at the Braid Arts Centre to visit the charity Cinemagic, which uses film, television and digital technologies to engage with more than 500,000 young people; the second and final engagement of the day will be at Sure Start, a program that supports parents with children age four living in disadvantaged areas in Northern Ireland. The couple received a warm welcome Thursday morning in Ballymena by enthusiastic flag-waving children from Ballykeal Primary School. Kate Middleton. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images On Wednesday evening, Kate, 37, and William, 36, enjoyed a fun night out — each taking a turn as a bartender at a bash celebrating young people making a difference in the country in the business, arts and sport sectors. The royal mom of three pulled the perfect pint of Harp Lager — an Irish staple — as a growing crowd erupted into applause. William then tried his hand at a pour. Kate wore a shimmering $2,500 dress by Missoni, featuring a midi-length pleated skirt and sheer sleeves – in a light green color that pays homage to their host country. Earlier on Wednesday, the royals enjoyed a busy day that saw them perform soccer drills, canoe races and other outdoor activities.