There have been multiple reports from sources close to the royal family that Prince William and Kate will go on a two-day visit to Ireland, during which they will take part in a series of engagements.
Officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs are already in the process of finalizing the plans ahead of the royal couple’s spring visit.
The visit will reportedly take the couple to Cork and Dublin. Back in 2011 the Queen became the first British monarch to visit Ireland in 100 years, being there for four-days and visiting Cork’s English Market.
Since then, Prince Charles and Camilla have become regular visitors to the Emerald Isle, having visited it five times since 2015.
The last time royals visited was when Prince Harry and Meghan went there for a two-day royal tour, which marked their very first official trip outside of England as a married couple.
Prince William has already showed his excitement for the trip. The Duke of Cambridge is colonel of the Irish Guards, and last St Patrick’s Day he was seen enjoying a pint of Guinness during a Royal engagement that saw him present shamrocks to the First Battalion of the Irish Guards at their Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow in west London.
While this will be their first visit to Ireland, the couple have made visits to Northern Ireland in the past, the most recent one being in February 2016 when they visited Windsor Park, Co Fermanagh, Roscor Youth Village and Belfast’s famous Empire Music Hall.
Some speculate that this visit is just a ploy by Buckingham Palace focus the spotlight on this historic event with the future king; instead of all the things that are happening within the royal family at the moment, with Prince Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back as senior royals and move to Canada.