While many people were talking about England taking on Croatia in the World Cup, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made headlines for their first overseas trip to Ireland. At the request of Her Majesty’s government, the couple embarked on their first official visit as newlyweds. To kick off the tour, the Duke and Duchess delve into the abundant history of Ireland with a visit to a Gaelic Sports Festival, Trinity College and meeting the President of Ireland.
At Dog Patch Labs The Duke and Duchess meet young entrepreneurs working to grow their companies Photo Credit: @KensingtonRoyal Twitter
Upon her arrival in Dublin, Meghan was spotted wearing a green Givenchy skirt and blouse, along with a Strathberry midi tote. The couple then made their way to Prime Minister Leo Varadkar’s office where they posed for photos and signed the guest book. Later in the evening, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a reception held at the British Ambassador to Ireland’s home. Meghan oozed Hollywood glamour in a little black dress by Emilia Wickstead.
On the second day of their royal tour, the pair made their way to Áras an Uachtaráin, the official residence of Ireland’s President Michael Higgins and wife Sabina Coyne. Noted dog-lover Meghan, who wore a Roland Mouret dress, spent time with the President’s mountain dogs. Before leaving, they both rang the Peace Bell, which was designed to mark the 10th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement.
At the interactive EPIC The Irish Immigration Museum, The Duke and Duchess explore a tribute to Irish innovators. Photo Credit: @KensingtonRoyal Twitter
Later they spoke with athletes at Croke Park, which is the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association. Meghan opted for a sleek pants suit for the outing. Harry and Meghan looked visibly natural while interacting with children during the engagement. This event was paramount because the GAA headquarters marks the location where 14 people were killed by British armed forces on Bloody Sunday in 1920.
After viewing the Book of Kell’s, a 9th-century illustrated depiction of the Bible’s four Gospels, the royal couple met local students during a walkabout at Trinity College. Last on the couples tour was a stop in the Digital Dockland’s, where the visited Dog Patch Labs, a co-op space for technology start-ups. The Duke and Duchess meet young female entrepreneurs who are working to grow their startups.