03 Mar 2020
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Ireland today to begin an official three-day visit.
During their stay Their Royal Highnesses will spend time in Dublin, County Meath, County Kildare and Galway, highlighting the many strong links between the UK and Ireland. Here is a taste of some of the experiences the royal couple will enjoy during their visit.
Day One – Tuesday, 3 March
After touching down around lunchtime in Dublin Airport, the Duke and Duchess will be welcomed by representatives of the Irish government and the British Ambassador, before undertaking a series of engagements in the capital.
These will include a visit to President Michael D Higgins at his official residence, Áras an Uachtaráin in the Phoenix Park, and a meeting with Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings, Merrion Street. The royal couple will also join in a wreath-laying ceremony at the city’s Garden of Remembrance, a special place of reflection and remembrance dedicated to those who gave their lives for Irish independence.
In the evening The Duke and Duchess will attend a reception in Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse, hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland. Located in the heart of the legendary St James’s Gate Brewery, which has been home to the world-famous ‘black stuff’ since 1759, the Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s number one visitor attraction. Their Royal Highnesses will meet a broad range of people from Ireland’s creative arts, sport, business and charity sectors in the attraction’s Gravity Bar, which provides panoramic views over the city.
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