The Royal couple to visit the Royal county
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are looking forward to building a “lasting friendship with the Irish people” during their visit to Ireland this week that will see them visit Teagasc Animal Bioscience Research Centre at Grange on Wednesday, according to a statement from Kensington Palace.
Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived earlier today (Tuesday) amid a tight security operation for a three-day engagement.
During the visit the couple will meet President Michael D Higgins, political leaders and spend time in Dublin, and counties Meath, Kildare and Galway.
Tuesday will be concentrated in Dublin city centre to include Aras an Uachtarain, The Garden of Remembrance, Government Buildings and the Guinness Store House.
Wednesday will involve trips to locations in Temple Bar, Prosperous, Co Kildare, Grange, Co Meath, and Howth, Co Dublin.
On Thursday the visit will include Galway City Centre and a local GAA club.
THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE AND HRH THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE VISIT TO IRELAND
Traffic restrictions for the visit will be kept to the minimum required. The Royal visit will have limited impact in Meath according to a Garda spokesperson.
In 2011, Queen Elizabeth travelled to Ireland for a historic trip, becoming the first British monarch in 100 years to do so.
Much like this visit, the purpose of the engagement will be to “build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation”, according to Kensington Palace’s statement.
Both Prince William and Duchess Kate will spend time learning about local organisations working to support and empower young people.
In addition to this, the visit will focus on Ireland’s conservation initiatives with a particular look at sustainable farming and marine conservation.
Kensington Palace said the couple's programme will take in “Ireland's rich culture, it's impactful community and spectacular scenery.”
“The visit will focus on the relationship between the two countries and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation,” the statement said.
Keep an eye out on our social media platforms tomorrow as we will be reporting live from their visit to Grange!