Prince William and Kate just touched down in Dublin Airport for their first official visit to Ireland.
The Duchess looks flawless as always in a green dress by Alessandra Rich and coat by Catherine Walker.
As Kensington Palace said, the couple will travel to various parts of the country to “highlight the many strong links between the UK and Ireland”. Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Galway are all on their schedule before they leave on Thursday, March 5.
Prince William and Kate will start the tour with a visit to President Higgins’s home at the Áras an Uachtaráin, in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.
Then, they will head to Dublin’s Garden of Remembrance to pay tribute to the rebels who rose up against British rule in 1916 and will lay a wreath.
William and Kate are also due to meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings; before attending a reception at the Guinness Storehouse. Guinness Storehouse is the most popular attraction in Ireland and home of Ireland’s most famous export. There, they’ll meet a broad range of people from the creative arts, sport, business and charity sectors.
Tomorrow, the couple will visit a number of organisations in Temple Bar and Howth, Prosperous in Kildare, and Grange in Meath.
William and Kate tour of Ireland marks the first visit by members of the British royal family to the country since the UK left the European Union at the end of January.
In a statement, Kensington Palace said: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
“From its thriving cities to rural communities, the programme will take in Ireland’s rich culture, its impactful community initiatives and spectacular scenery.
“During the three-day tour, the duke and duchess will learn about local organisations working to support and empower young people; and projects which provide opportunities to help them develop important life skills.”