Jack Quann
Jack Quann

14.10 24 Feb 2020


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Further details have been revealed of the upcoming visit to Ireland by Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton.

The couple will undertake an official visit here between Tuesday March 3rd and Thursday March 5th.

The visit is at the request of the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - and will see them spend time in Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Galway.

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Kensington Palace says the trip will "highlight the many strong links between the UK and Ireland."

In a statement, the palace says: "From its thriving cities to rural communities, the programme will take in Ireland's rich culture, its impactful community initiatives and spectacular scenery.

"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."

During the tour, William and Kate will learn about local organisations working to support and empower young people - and projects which provide opportunities to help them develop important life skills.

They will also hear more about Ireland's conservation initiatives and efforts to protect the environment, with a particular focus on sustainable farming and marine conservation.

2020 will see Galway host the European Capital of Culture - and during their time in Galway, the royal couple will have the opportunity to experience a taste of modern and traditional Irish culture for themselves.

They will also meet the President Michael D Higgins, the Taoiseach and senior political leaders.

"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 statement adds.


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