The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plan official visit to Ireland

Chloe Foussianes
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From Town & Country

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s next Royal visit is set: on 3-5 March, the couple will make the short trip to Ireland, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Kensington Palace first announced the news on 11 February, and recently followed up with a more information about the Royal couple’s trip. The Duke and Duchess will spend time in Dublin, County Meath, County Kildare, and Galway during their three-day visit.

According to the Palace, their trip will “focus on the relationship between [the UK and Ireland], and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation,” in addition to highlighting Ireland’s culture, community initiatives, and natural splendor.

A detailed itinerary hasn’t been revealed at this point, but the Palace has said that the couple will meet with the President of Ireland and the Taoiseach, in addition to other senior political leaders, young people, and locals in the “creative arts, business, and charity sectors.”

It’ll be the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made an official visit to country, although Ireland has seen a series of royal trips in recent years.

In 2011, Queen Elizabeth became the first British monarch to officially visit Ireland in a century. Since then, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have made the trip multiple times, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex undertook a two-day tour of Ireland in 2018.

The Duke and Duchess’ visit will, however, be the first time a royal has officially visited the country after Brexit.