Kensington Palace has released more details about Prince William and Kate’s first official tour to Ireland. They will visit the country from March 3 to 5, 2020 at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Prince William and Kate will spend time in Dublin, County Meath, County Kildare, and Galway. They will “learn about local organizations working to support and empower young people and projects which provide opportunities to help them develop important life skills,” as well as hearing “more about Ireland’s conservation initiatives and efforts to protect its environment, with a particular focus on sustainable farming and marine conservation.”
The visit will highlight the strong links between the UK and Ireland, the Palace said in a statement. “Following Her Majesty the Queen’s historic visit in 2011, the visit will also focus on the relationship between the two countries and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation.”
“The UK’s links with Ireland are extensive, and the duke and duchess are looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the Irish people.”
The official statement also reveals that “2020 will see Galway host the European Capital of Culture on behalf of Ireland; a showcase of events highlighting the richness and diversity of Irish culture, art and sport.”
According to the Palace, the couple will meet “a broad range of people; including the President, the Taoiseach and senior political leaders, children and young people, and those working in the creative arts, business and charity sectors”.
This will mark the first time for Prince William and Kate to tour Ireland. And they are “looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the Irish people.”
And we are looking forward to seeing new photos of the couple tomorrow; as they’ll attend a special charity performance of Dear Evan Hansen at the Noël Coward Theatre in aid of The Royal Foundation.