Harry and Meghan due in Dublin for two-day visit

10 July, 2018, 23:43 | Author: Cecil Buchanan

As an Honorary Air Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets, the Duchess of Cambridge has added her sparkling Air Cadets Dacre brooch to her lapel.

As the Honorary Air Commandant of the organisation it's understood the Duchess wanted to be there for the day's events, regardless of officially being on maternity leave, following the birth of Prince Louis in April.

Meghan Markle delivered major style on Tuesday for the Royal Air Force 100 Ceremony at Buckingham Palace and in Dublin during the first day of her official royal foreign visit with Prince Harry.

This evening, Prince Harry will accompany his American bride to a summer party at the British Ambassador's residence, with the guestlist including members of the Irish arts, sporting, military and social enterprise communities.

The visit is at the request of Her Majesty's Government.

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They are due to meet Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar and Irish President Michael D Higgins.

According to a press release from Kensington Palace: "The Duke and Duchess will also have a moment for reflection at the Famine Memorial, before visiting EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum, telling the story of the 10 million Irish people who have emigrated across the world".

At a particularly tumultuous time for the United Kingdom, the visit is seen as an attempt to maintain friendly relations with Ireland n the content of Brexit.

The visit ensures Ireland enjoys an embarrassment of royal visits, with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall touring Kerry and Cork only last month.

In 2011, the Queen became the first British monarch to visit Ireland since her grandfather George V's visit in 1911.

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