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Photos: July 11 – Royal Visit Dublin – Day Two

Hello everyone! Welcome to Royal Visit Dublin – Day Two! Today (July 11, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent a busy day learning about Ireland’s culture and heritage. kicked off their day meeting with President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne at his residence Aras an Uachtarain. While there the couple signed the guest book, and rang the Peace Bell, which was designed to mark the 10th anniversary of the Belfest Agreement. The real stars of the show turned out to be President Higgin’s two Bernese Mountain dogs, who crashed the official photos.

Next, The Duke and Duchess visited a Gaelic sports festival in Croke Park, the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association, where they met with young players and officials. Next up, the pair visited Trinity College where they saw the Book of Kells, and enjoyed a small tour of the Long Room of the Old Library and other treasures. Afterwards the duo greeted the excited crowds waiting for them.

After lunch the Duke and Duchess resumed their engagements for the day at the Famine Memorial, which commemorates the Great Famine of the 19th Century. Harry and Meghan met it’s sculptor Rowan Gillespie. Meghan seemed especially moved. On their next stop they visited the interactive EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum where they explored a tribute to Irish innovators. The final stop of the day was at DogPatch Labs, which is a co-working space for technology start-ups. Harry and Meghan met with young people who were taking part in the free workshops.

And that concludes The Duke and Duchess’s first official Royal Tour! I think they did really well! Please make sure to check out over 1,000+ high quality photos that have been added to the gallery. More will be added as the day and week goes on! I hope you all enjoyed the tour and the photos as much as we have!

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What to Expect from Meghan Markle’s First Overseas Royal Trip

The last time Meghan Markle was in Dublin, where she’ll return for a two-day tour alongside Prince Harry this week, was four years ago. She was a successful actress at the time with a role on Suits as well as a counselor for One Young World, an international organization committed to helping young people, Meghan spoke passionately to thousands of young people gathered for the charity forum about the importance of gender equality in the workplace.

One Young World managing director Ella Robertson remembers Meghan as someone who lit up the room. “She was impressive to listen to, she was passionate about gender equality and women’s rights, and she was determined to bring about change in the TV industry.” Fast-forward to today, when Meghan will return to the city of which she once said she wanted to see more as a new member of the royal family. Now the Duchess of Sussex, her values and principles remain the same. Meghan proudly describes herself as a feminist on the royal family’s Web site, and the couple’s scheduled meeting with female tech entrepreneurs on the second day of their tour reflects one of her key interests. The royal couple’s meetings with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and President of Ireland Michael Higgins are an indication of just how much influence they potentially have as a couple, and their sensitive roles in promoting Britain overseas as the country prepares to leave the E.U.

This, their first official overseas trip, will be a litmus test for the future. The Queen, who has taken a close interest in Meghan and invited her to Chester for an away day last month, will no doubt be watching the visit closely.
While the tour, at the request of the British Foreign Office, is snack size compared to the eight-day trip to Canada William and Kate did just weeks after their wedding, it will be an invaluable practice run for the couple’s forthcoming Commonwealth tour later this year. The Sussexes are traveling with a substantial entourage of 11, but compared to Meghan’s first away day with Her Majesty, the trip is expected to be more relaxed. Courtiers said the couple is looking forward to meeting members of the public and learning about Ireland’s rich history through visiting organizations that are “central to Irish life.” Meghan will also return to Croke Park, where she attended the One Young World summit back in 2014. It is the home of Ireland’s largest sporting organization, and the couple will see a Gaelic sports festival and have the chance to see artifacts from the Bloody Sunday massacre at the park’s museum which they will visit on Wednesday. The itinerary will see the Sussexes cram multiple engagements into their two-day tour, which starts Tuesday evening and includes a summer party at the British Ambassador’s residence where Harry will deliver a speech.

On Wednesday, the couple will meet President Higgins before viewing the historic Book of Kells, housed in the Long Room of the Old Library at Trinity College alongside the oldest harp in Ireland and 200,000 rare books. They will also visit the Famine Memorial on the bank of the River Liffey to learn more about Ireland’s 19th-century famine before heading to the EPIC museum to learn about the country’s 10 million emigrants. Their last engagement will be a visit to Dogpatch Labs, a co-working space for start-up companies where they will talk to female tech entrepreneurs and take part in a coding workshop.

The newly married Sussexes have wasted no time getting down to work. After attending a garden party days after their May wedding, they joined the Queen for last month’s Queen’s Young Leaders Awards and last week they attended a Commonwealth Youth Challenge reception at London’s Marlborough House. On Tuesday, hours before their departure for Dublin, they joined Her Majesty as well as William and Kate for the RAF’s historic 100th-anniversary celebrations.

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Photos: July 10 – Royal Visit Dublin – Day One

Today, (July 10 2018) marks the start of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex ’s Royal Tour of Ireland! They arrived in Ireland on Tuesday for a two-day tour at the request of Queen Elizabeth II’s Government.Meghan stepped off the plane in a gorgeous forest green Givenchy number, which she paired with nude pumps and a camel-colored Strathberry tote.

The lovebirds are currently in Dublin, where they will visit various organizations central to Irish life. According to Kensington Palace, this includes a Gaelic sports festival at Croke Park, a summer garden party at the British Ambassador’s home and visits to the Famine Memorial, Trinity College, DogPatch Labs and EPIC, the Irish Emmigration Museum.

Later they were greeted by Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings where they sign the visitor book.

For their last engagement of the day The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a Summer Garden Party at the British Ambassador’s Residence.

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First Offical Joint Tour Announced

Kensington Palace has confirmed that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will undertake their first joint tour this fall!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official`visit to Austrailia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand in the Autumn.

Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit the Realms of Austrailia and New Zealand by their countries respective governments. The Duke and Duchess will visit the Commonwealth countries of Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The tour will fall on the occasion of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.

Further details will be advised in due course.

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Photos: March 23 – Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Visit Northern Ireland

Today, (March 23, 2018) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made an unannounced visit to Northern Ireland. On the first stop of their busy day the couple visited Eikon Centre in Lisburn to mark the second year of the youth-led peace-building initiative ‘Amazing the Space’ where they watched performances, handed out prizes, and chatted with students. ‘Amazing the Space’ was launched by Prince Harry in September 2017 and empowers young people across Northern Ireland to become ambassadors for peace within their communities.Their second stop was to the Crown Liquor Saloon, a former Victorian gin palace owned by the National Trust in Lisburn,where it was reported they had lunch and met with staff. Afterwards, the couple went on a walkabout on Great Victoria Street greeting the waiting public. On their third stop Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited the Belfast campus of Northern Ireland’s next generation science park, Catalyst Inc. meeting young entrepreneurs and innovators and viewed their products and inventions. Lastly, the pair visited Titanic Belfast, one of the world’s leading tourist attractions where they walked through interactive galleries and enjoyed a tour of the museum. At the moment I have added 110 high quality photos to the gallery with more to come at a later time. Enjoy!

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Photos: February 13 – Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Visit Scotland

On (February 13, 2018) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Scotland as part of their pre wedding tour. After a walkabout the duo visited Esplanade in front of the iconic Edinburgh Castle. Inside the castle, Prince Harry and Meghan observed the firing of the One O’Clock Gun. On their next stop, they visited Social Bite, a social business and café located in Edinburgh’s New Town. At the café, Harry and Meghan learned more about the social enterprise, went on a tour of the kitchen, and met staff. For their final stop the couple attended a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse to celebrate youth achievements. I have added 400+ high quality photos to the gallery from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s visit to Scotland.

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