Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Ireland on first global trip

Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Ireland on first global trip

The royal family, who arrived together at Westminister Abbey looked incredible for the occasion with Duchess Kate opting for a baby blue Alexander McQueen dress, the same designer who created her outfit for Prince Louis' christening yesterday. This visit is at the request of Her Majesty's Government.

This evening, Meghan and Harry will attend a garden party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn.

They will visit Croke Park, the home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).

Harry and Meghan will "meet the people of Dublin and visit organisations which are central to Irish life".

The pair are also scheduled to meet Irish President Michael D. Higgins on Wednesday before visiting a memorial to Ireland's Great Famine years of the 1840, an Irish Emigration Museum and a technology startup hub.

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.

Meghan Markle may be the newest member of the royal family, but she's quickly establishing a slew of signature looks - on Tuesday she stepped out in a long-sleeved, boat neck Dior frock highly reminiscent of her May 19 royal wedding gown. According to royal reporter, Rebecca English, the 33-year-old said, "We're so pleased to be here, for our first official global visit together as a married couple, and we hope it will be the first of many".

The royal couple made their first official visit to Northern Ireland in March.

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