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Dublin to set up high level security plan for royal visit

By Robin Schiller

A major policing operation has been planned ahead of a visit to the Republic of Ireland later this month by the Prince of Wales and his wife, The Duchess of Cornwall.

Charles and Camilla are due to visit Dublin, Kildare and Kilkenny as part of their third formal tour of the Republic in less than two years.

In 2015, the Prince's visit to Ireland included a trip to Mullaghmore in Co Sligo, where his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten was murdered in 1979 when the IRA blew up his boat.

A high-level security plan has being drawn up ahead of the latest visit, which will include gardai checkpoints and road closures including at Dublin's Glasnevin Cemetery, which is on the Royal couple's itinerary.

It is understood Prince Charles and Camilla will be shown the Cross of the Sacrifice in the cemetery, which commemorates the beginning of World War One

Staff at Clarence House, the official residence of the couple in London, declined to comment on the trip, which has been planned for several months.

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