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Duchess Kate, Prince William give life advice, pour a pint, during Cornwall visit

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Prince William assured teenagers there’s no shame in taking time to figure out career goals, pointing out it took him “an awfully long time” to figure out what he wanted to do.

Prince William, Duchess Kate in Royal Visit to Cornwall
Prince William and Duchess Kate arrive to visit Truro Cathedral.Getty Images

During a two-day visit to the English county of Cornwall, the prince and his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, stopped by at a youth center to speak with volunteers, staff and teens from the community.

After listening to details about a program that helps youth build up their resumes, Kate asked the group: "Do any of you know what you would love to be? Do you have some aspirations?"

The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Cornwall
The royals speak with teens at the Zebs Youth Centre.Chris Jackson / Getty Images

Her husband quickly reassured everyone they might not.

"It is totally cool not to have that by the way," said the prince, 34. "It took me an awfully long time to work out what I wanted to be."

Duchess Kate admitted it can be tough to narrow down all the options now available to people today.

“It is hard, isn't it, to pinpoint one thing? William is right. I found it difficult as well,” she said.

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The royals walk with the Dean of Truro, the Venerable Roger Bush, during their visit to the Truro Cathedral.Getty Images

Before visiting the youth center, the royal pair paid a visit to Truro Cathedral, where they signed slate tiles in support of a fundraiser to build a new roof for the church.

Duchess Kate and Prince William sign slates for Truro Cathedral's roof appeal
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take part in the "sign-a-slate" project in support of a roof appeal for the Truro Cathedral.Getty Images

They also took a walk to meet with hundreds of well-wishers waiting to catch a glimpse. Among them, a retired teaching assistant who gave the prince a hug and a kiss and told him he looked like his mother, the late Princess Diana.

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"My mum was better looking,” William responded.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets the public as she visits Truro Cathedral on September 1, 2016 in Truro, United Kingdom.Getty Images

The couple also got to tour Healey’s Cyder’s warehouse and production hall, where they sampled some of the facility’s famous Rattler cider.

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Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, pours a pint of cider during her visit to Healey's Cornish Cider Farm.Arthur Edwards / AP

The duchess poured herself a pint, which she then turned over to her hubby.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Healey's Cornish Cider Farm, a thriving local business celebrating its 30th anniversary and one of the area's top tourist attractions on September 1, 2016 in Truro, United Kingdom.Getty Images

The duke and duchess also hit the beach to visit The Wave Project, an organization that uses surfing as an activity to help reduce anxiety and improve mental well=being among children.

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