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Harry and Meghan to visit Dublin in first official trip to Ireland

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will visit Dublin next month, Kensington Palace has confirmed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will stay in the city during their first official visit to Ireland on July 10-11.

Kensington Palace made the announced via its Twitter page on Tuesday.

It said: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Dublin, Ireland on 10th & 11th July. The visit is at the request of Her Majesty’s Government.

"They are looking forward to learning more about Ireland's history and experiencing its rich culture, as well as meeting the people who are shaping the country's future."

The Irish independent reported in May the royal couple had pencilled in a trip to Dublin in the weeks following their wedding at Windsor Castle.

The pair were then reported to have paid a unofficial visit to Ireland earlier this month when they enjoyed a 'mini-moon' holiday at Ashford Castle in Co. Mayo.

The castle had been closed off to the public amid local reports of increased security in the area, including road closures and check points.

Harry and Meghan exchanged vows in front of 600 guests including the Queen, more than 30 royals and famous faces like US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey, tennis champion Serena Williams, actor George Clooney and his barrister wife Amal Clooney, Sir Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham and actor Idris Elba.

Sir Elton, who sang at the funeral service for Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, performed at the lunchtime reception.

An estimated 100,000 people turned out to see the couple as they sat in an open-top Ascot Landau for a carriage procession through Windsor.

The celebrations culminated in a black–tie wedding dinner staged at Frogmore House and hosted by Charles for 200 of the couple’s closest friends and family.

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