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Prince William draws the crowds during Derby visit

The Duke of Cambridge has made his first official visit to Derby today.

A crowd gathered outside the Padley Development Centre in Derby during his visit hoping to catch a glimpse of him.

Crowd gathers outside in Derby to catch a glimpse of Prince William. Credit: PA Images

The Duke of Cambridge is given a tour by managing director Richard Hunter during a visit to Bombardier Transportation in Derby.

The Duke of Cambridge is given a tour around the factory. Credit: PA Images

Prince William met volunteers and clients of the Padley Development Centre, one of Derby's longest established charities.

He got stuck into activities at the centre, helping to make Christmas decorations and a rainmaker instrument.

The Duke of Cambridge makes a rainmaker instrument. Credit: PA Images

The Duke also got the chance to test drive a train during an inspection of the Crossrail carriage assembly lines.

The Duke of Cambridge sounds the warning horn on a Crossrail train. Credit: PA Images

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