Prince William and Kate Middleton will build on the work of the Queen and focus on “commemoration and reconciliation” during the visit to the Republic of Ireland next month, Kensington Palace reveals
- William and Kate Middleton will make their first visit to Ireland someday
- The busy three-day tour of Cambridges takes place between 3 and 5 March
- Will visit Dublin, Galway, County Meath and County Kildare at that time
- Will be the first royals to visit the country since the Brexit in an attempt at reconciliation
Kensington Palace has revealed new details of the upcoming official visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Republic of Ireland.
Prince William (37) and Kate Middleton (38) arrive on Tuesday 3 March and visit Dublin, Galway, County Meath and County Kildare during their stay.
The trip hopes to emphasize the strong ties between the UK and Ireland after the Brexit, and Kate and William get “a taste of modern and traditional Irish culture for themselves,” the palace confirmed.
It is the first time that Kate and William have officially visited Ireland. They have visited Northern Ireland twice in recent years.
Following the footsteps of the Queen’s visit to the country in 2011, the tour will focus on commemoration and reconciliation in an effort to strengthen the relationship between UK and Ireland.
Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Ireland for the first time since Brexit from Tuesday 3 March to Thursday 5 March (shown on 11 February in Loughborough)
During their tour, Kate and William meet the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, as well as the Taoiseach – the head of the Irish government – and prominent political figures.
They will also meet different local communities and witness their efforts to support youth initiatives.
An important aspect of the journey will be about nature conservation, with a focus on sustainable agriculture and marine conservation.
Culture will also play an important role in the couple’s visit, with Galway organizing the European Cultural Capital of 2020.
William and Kate have visited Northern Ireland twice in recent years, but have never gone further south for an official visit
The royals are treated to events that emphasize the richness and diversity of Irish culture, art and sport during their stay in the Eastern Irish city.
They will follow in the footsteps of Meghan and Harry, who visited the Irish capital during their first official overseas visit as a couple in 2018, and Charles and Camilla who have visited Ireland five times since 2015.
The queen made history in 2011 when she became the first British royal king to visit the country for a hundred years for a four-day tour.
The visit of the royals was organized at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in an effort to strengthen the bond between Ireland and the UK
Cambridge’s visit to Ireland will coincide with the Sussex’s return to the UK for a series of final engagements next week.
Harry (35) and Meghan (38) are going to the Endeavor Fund Awards on March 5 in London.
The awards, which they attended last year, recognize the achievements of nine nominees who are members of the Armed Forces Community who were injured or became ill and who used sport and challenges as part of their recovery or rehabilitation.
The couple’s last royal engagement is on March 9 for the Commonwealth Day service, after which Meghan and Harry are supposed to return to Canada, where they plan to live.