The Royals just arrived at Dublin Airport around 5 p.m. Irish time and were greeted by officials as they landed, such as the Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee and the Mayor of Fingal.
According to Newstalk, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be meeting with the Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) at a Government building this evening. Afterward, it is said they will be attending a garden party hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland.
Tomorrow, the couple will have a busy schedule, with expected visits to Croke Park, Trinity College, the Book of Kells, the Irish Famine Memorial at Dublin’s Docklands and the Irish Emigration Museum.
They are also going to be meeting with the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.
Taoiseach Varadkar spoke with Cork’s 96FM radio earlier, saying that “I think they’re going to be extremely welcome, and I look forward to welcoming them.
“With the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, we’re really going to focus a lot more on bilateral relationships - visits of the Presidents to the UK or members of the Royal Family to Ireland help to cement that very close relationship between Britain and Ireland.”
This visit comes after their unofficial trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland, back in March, which was particularly significant since the royal family had suffered the loss of Lord Mountbatten in 1979 when he was assassinated by the IRA.
In addition to their Irish trip, the couple plans on going on their first foreign tour in the Autumn, in which they will travel to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.