Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Ireland

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on a two-day Official Visit to Ireland at the request of Her Majesty’s Government, to further diplomatic ties. This is the couple’s first Official Visit to a foreign country.

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On July 10th, the Duke and Duchess arrived in Dublin in the afternoon after the Royal Air Force Centenary Celebrations in London. The couple first visited the Office of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, whee they were warmly welcomed to the Republic of Ireland.

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In the evening, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a Queen’s Birthday Garden Party at the Residence of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ireland, Glencairn House, in Dublin. The Duke gave a speech.

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On the morning of July 11th, the Duke and Duchess visited President Michael D Higgins and First Lady Sabina Higgins at Aras an Uactharain, which was followed by a visit to Croke Park, home of Ireland’s largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association, where they attended a Gaelic sports festival.

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Afterwards, the Duke and Duchess visited Trinity College Dublin, where they saw the Book of Kells, one of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures, before seeing the Famine Memorial and the Irish Emigration Museum. They also went on a walkabout and had lunch at a local restaurant. Finally, the Royal Couple visited DogPatch Labs, a co-working space for technology start-ups, where they met children and young people taking part in free coding workshops, and talked to female tech entrepreneurs.

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