Jack Quann
Jack Quann

18.23 14 Feb 2020


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Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are set to visit Dublin and Galway next month.

The royal couple will spend three days here from Tuesday March 3rd.

Exact details of the trip have not yet been disclosed.

However a large security operation is thought to be in the planning.

The mayor of Galway city, Mike Cubbard, says it would be a huge boost.

"They can portray our image here in Galway across the globe, linking the story of Galway being the European Capital of Culture this year.

"That can be a huge thing for us for tourism."

"We've no real say what they do when they get to Galway if it's the case they do come here.

"But we'll certainly welcome them to Galway, because again it's a huge opportunity for us to be seen on the world stage as the city of culture".

This trip comes after several other high profile royal visits here.

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla spent two days here last May, where they met President Michael D Higgins.

While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who have since stepped back from royal duties, also paid a visit here in July.

The couple met Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and attended a summer garden party at the British ambassador's residence.

During a speech next to Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Prince Harry said: "We live in each other's shadows; we shield each other and rely on each other for shelter - that sentiment is as apt now as it was then - as we draw strength from one another as neighbours, partners and above all friends.

"I would like to toast the President of Ireland and the people of Ireland: Sláinte".

They also went to Trinity College Dublin to see the Book of Kells.


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