UK's Harry and Meghan visit Dublin in first trip as married couple

Danny Woods
July 11, 2018

"Meghan seems to have settled into her royal role and perfected the dress code", she told the Irish Independent. This visit is at the request of Her Majesty's Government.

Harry professed his love for Ireland during his speech at the garden party, stating: "We are so pleased to be here for our first global visit together as a married couple and we hope it will be the first of many". Meetings with The President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, and with The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, are both planned.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

The Book of Kells is one of Ireland's greatest cultural treasures, and is on display at Trinity College in the heart of Dublin.

The christening was held at the Chapel Royal at St James' Palace, the same location where Meghan was baptized and confirmed shortly before her May 19 wedding to Harry.

The queen, whose husband's uncle was killed by an Irish nationalist bomb in 1979, offered powerful gestures of reconciliation during her hugely successful four-day trip, made possible by a 1998 peace deal that ended a paramilitary war against British rule of Northern Ireland.

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They joined Queen Elizabeth and other members of the royal family early Tuesday morning for the centenary celebration of the Royal Air Force (RAF).

103 military aircraft flew over central London to mark 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

Besides the Abbey service and the fly past, she was scheduled to take the Royal Salute, present a new Queen's Colour to the RAF at a ceremony on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, and then make a brief speech.

After dazzling in a handsome cream V-neck dress by Alexander McQueen yesterday at Prince Louis' christening , topped off with a stunning Jane Taylor headband, the Duchess of Cambridge donned yet another handsome look by the British label.

More than 2,200 people packed out Westminster Abbey for the service, with dignitaries including Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby attending.

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