Kensington Palace announced on Tuesday that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Dublin from 10th-11th July. The trip to the Emerald Isle for Harry and Meghan is at the request of Her Majesty’s Government.
According to Kensington Palace, the Royal couple is “looking forward to learning more about Ireland’s history and experiencing its rich culture, as well as meeting the people who are shaping the country’s future.”
While details of the two-day visit are yet to be confirmed, the Irish Times are reporting that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit the city’s famed Trinity College and the popular Guiness Storehouse.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, desribed Harry and Meghan’s visit as “a wonderful opportunity to showcase Dublin and Ireland to a huge audience of prospective holiday makers across Britain and has the potential to deliver a major boost to Irish tourism.”
The announcement of Harry and Meghan’s visit to Dublin comes just days after Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall returned from a tour of Ireland. Charles and Camilla took in Cork where they sampled some wine, watched coastguard rescue simulations and observed Irish guide dogs in action.
The royal duo also travelled to Northern Ireland where they attended a Garden Party in Kilarney, County Kerry, where Prince Charles met with Martin Ferris, a Sinn Fein MP in the Irish Parliament. Of the visit, Ferris commented, “I think it’s a wonderful occasion again, it’s a big boost to Kerry from a tourism perspective. From a national perspective it’s another step on the peace and reconciliation journey that both Prince Charles and the British Government and the British Royal Family are invlved with along with Republicans on this island.”
Further details regarding The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s visit to the Republic of Ireland will be announced in due course.