Prince Charles has said he hopes Bank Buildings, which was destroyed by fire last year, will “come back to life soon”.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited the site in Belfast on the second day of their trip to Northern Ireland.
The Royals also met the city’s new Lord Mayor, John Finucane.
And on a brief walkabout, Charles and Camilla shook the hands of shoppers who were surprised to see the prince and his wife in city centre.
- Vicky Hawthorne and Deborah McAleese report: