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RTE defends 'freebie' Royal wedding coverage as public will watch it

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on an engagement in Birmingham (Ian Vogler/Daily Mirror/PA)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on an engagement in Birmingham (Ian Vogler/Daily Mirror/PA)
Niall O Donnghaile
Gareth Cross

By Gareth Cross

RTE defended its decision to broadcast the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle saying there would likely be huge public interest and the coverage was being provided for free.

However, Sinn Fein's  Niall O Donnghaile  said the broadcaster should instead focus on covering events in Ireland.

RTE will broadcast the Royal nuptials live on RTE One on Saturday, May 19, a decision which sparked anger among some on social media.

Sinn Fein Fingal councillor Paul Donnelly described the move as “a disgraceful waste of taxpayers' money,” asking "surely there's something happening in Ireland more worthy of our national broadcasting bothering to broadcast?"

However, an RTE spokesperson pointed out that broadcasting the wedding will cost the channel nothing and is likely to deliver big ratings, if the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was anything to go by.

“The Royal Wedding is being offered to RTE and other public service broadcasters - free of charge via the BBC,” the spokesperson said.

“RTE will provide its own commentary.”

The spokesperson said that the RTE footage would not include a studio set and would simply be voice overs including pictures and footage.

“We previously showed William and Kate's wedding, so this is not the first time RTE has shown a royal wedding,” the spokesperson pointed out.

Former Lord Mayor of Belfast and Sinn Fein senator Niall O Donnghaile said the decision to broadcast the wedding had proved controversial.

"The scheduling issue is a matter for RTE and you can see from the reaction on social media that it is unsurprisingly a bit of a controversial decision,” he said.

“I would rather they would focus on providing a full service, and indeed proper coverage right across Ireland, before they would be showing events happening in Britain.”

Prince Harry and US television star Meghan Markle will tie the knot next Saturday at Windsor Castle in front of the Royal Family and invited guests.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle depart from Catalyst Inc, Northern Irelands next generation science park on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle depart from Catalyst Inc, Northern Irelands next generation science park on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle during a visit to the iconic tourist attraction, Titanic Belfast, in Belfast on March 23, 2018, during the royal couple's first joint visit to Northern Ireland. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Joe GiddensJOE GIDDENS/AFP/Getty Images
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle come to Northern Ireland for a one day visit where they met local people visiting the Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre and the Titanic Museum. Meghan Markle meets local people as she and Prince Harry do a walk about after visiting the Crown Bar. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle come to Northern Ireland for a one day visit where they met local people visiting the Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre and the Titanic Museum. Meghan Markle meets local people as she and Prince Harry do a walk about after visiting the Crown Bar. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle come to Northern Ireland for a one day visit where they met local people visiting the Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre and the Titanic Museum. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet local people as they do a walk about after visiting the Crown Bar. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle come to Northern Ireland for a one day visit where they met local people visiting the Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre and the Titanic Museum. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet local people as they do a walk about after visiting the Crown Bar. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle come to Northern Ireland for a one day visit where they met local people visiting the Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre and the Titanic Museum. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet local people as they do a walk about after visiting the Crown Bar. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle come to Northern Ireland for a one day visit where they met local people visiting the Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre and the Titanic Museum. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet local people as they do a walk about after visiting the Crown Bar. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle come to Northern Ireland for a one day visit where they met local people visiting the Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre and the Titanic Museum. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet local people as they do a walk about after visiting the Crown Bar. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle come to Northern Ireland for a one day visit where they met local people visiting the Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre and the Titanic Museum. Meghan Markle meets local people as she and Prince Harry do a walk about after visiting the Crown Bar. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle come to Northern Ireland for a one day visit where they met local people visiting the Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre and the Titanic Museum. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet local people as they do a walk about after visiting the Crown Bar. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle come to Northern Ireland for a one day visit where they met local people visiting the Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre and the Titanic Museum. Meghan Markle meets local people as she and Prince Harry do a walk about after visiting the Crown Bar. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
PACEMAKER BELFAST 23/03/2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in visit to Northern Ireland. Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle pictured outside the Crown Bar in Belfast as part of a visit to Northern Ireland. The couple meet the crowds after visiting the Crown Bar. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 23/03/2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in visit to Northern Ireland. Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle pictured outside the Crown Bar in Belfast as part of a visit to Northern Ireland. The couple meet the crowds after visiting the Crown Bar. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 23/03/2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in visit to Northern Ireland. Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle pictured outside the Crown Bar in Belfast as part of a visit to Northern Ireland. Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Marklepictured meeting the crowds after visiting the Crown Bar in Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 23/03/2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in visit to Northern Ireland. Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle pictured outside the Crown Bar in Belfast as part of a visit to Northern Ireland. The couple meet the crowds after visiting the Crown Bar. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 23/03/2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in visit to Northern Ireland. Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle pictured outside the Crown Bar in Belfast as part of a visit to Northern Ireland. Prince Harry's fiancée, Meghan Markle pictured meeting the crowds after visiting the Crown Bar in Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 23/03/2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in visit to Northern Ireland. Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle pictured outside the Crown Bar in Belfast as part of a visit to Northern Ireland. The couple meet the crowds after visiting the Crown Bar. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 23/03/2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in visit to Northern Ireland. Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle pictured outside the Crown Bar in Belfast as part of a visit to Northern Ireland. The couple meet the crowds after visiting the Crown Bar. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle come to Northern Ireland for a one day visit where they met local people visiting the Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre and the Titanic Museum. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet local people as they do a walk about after visiting the Crown Bar. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
PACEMAKER BELFAST 23/03/2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in visit to Northern Ireland. Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle pictured outside the Crown Bar in Belfast as part of a visit to Northern Ireland. Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Marklepictured meeting the crowds after visiting the Crown Bar in Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Alan Lewis- PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 23-3-2018 Smiling in the rain .... Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle delighted thousands of people with a walkabout when they turned up in Belfast's Great Victoria Street this afternoon. this afternoon for lunch at the world famous Crown Bar.
Alan Lewis- PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 23-3-2018 Smiling in the rain .... Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle delighted thousands of people with a walkabout when they turned up in Belfast's Great Victoria Street this afternoon. this afternoon for lunch at the world famous Crown Bar.
Alan Lewis- PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 23-3-2018 Smiling in the rain .... Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle delighted thousands of people with a walkabout when they turned up in Belfast's Great Victoria Street this afternoon. this afternoon for lunch at the world famous Crown Bar.
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 23/3/2018: Prince Harry waves to the crowd as he leaves the Titanic Building in Belfast this afternoon with his fiancee Meghan Markle during the couple's visit to Northern Ireland before their wedding. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISONs
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Titanic Belfast maritime museum on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Andrew Parsons - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Titanic Belfast maritime museum on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Andrew Parsons - Pool/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Meghan Markle visits the Titanic maritime museum with Prince Harry on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Andrew Parsons - Pool/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Titanic Belfast maritime museum on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Andrew Parsons - Pool/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry meet members of the public after visiting Crown Bar, a former Victorian gin palace owned by the National Trust, on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Titanic Belfast maritime museum on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Andrew Parsons - Pool/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry meet members of the public after visiting Crown Bar, a former Victorian gin palace owned by the National Trust, on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry meet members of the public after visiting Crown Bar, a former Victorian gin palace owned by the National Trust, on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry meet members of the public after visiting Crown Bar, a former Victorian gin palace owned by the National Trust, on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry (L) and Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle (R) speak with staff during a visit to Northern Irelands next generation science park, Catalyst Inc. in Belfast on March 23, 2018, during the royal couple's first joint visit to Northern Ireland. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Niall CARSONNIALL CARSON/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry (L) and Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle (R) speak with staff during a visit to Northern Irelands next generation science park, Catalyst Inc. in Belfast on March 23, 2018, during the royal couple's first joint visit to Northern Ireland. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Niall CARSONNIALL CARSON/AFP/Getty Images
US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle leaves the iconic tourist attraction, Titanic Belfast, in Belfast on March 23, 2018, during the royal couple's first joint visit to Northern Ireland. / AFP PHOTO / Mark MARLOWMARK MARLOW/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry (centre right) and US actress and Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle (centre left) leave the iconic tourist attraction, Titanic Belfast, in Belfast on March 23, 2018, during the royal couple's first joint visit to Northern Ireland. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle (C) arrives to visit the iconic tourist attraction, Titanic Belfast, in Belfast on March 23, 2018, during the royal couple's first joint visit to Northern Ireland. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
The visitors book signed by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Titanic Belfast maritime museum in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle (C) speak with Chris Martin (2nd L), co-founder of Skunk Works during a visit to Northern Irelands next generation science park, Catalyst Inc. in Belfast on March 23, 2018, during the royal couple's first joint visit to Northern Ireland. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Simon GRAHAMSIMON GRAHAM/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry (2nd R) and Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle (R) speak with Overwatch CEO Chris Armstrong (L) during a visit to Northern Irelands next generation science park, Catalyst Inc. in Belfast on March 23, 2018, during the royal couple's first joint visit to Northern Ireland. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Simon GRAHAMSIMON GRAHAM/AFP/Getty Images
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry meets members of the public after visiting Crown Bar, a former Victorian gin palace owned by the National Trust, with Meghan Markle on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (left) during a visit to the Titanic Belfast maritime museum in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry meet members of the public after visiting Crown Bar, a former Victorian gin palace owned by the National Trust, on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (left) during a visit to Titanic Belfast maritime museum in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visit Crown Bar, a former Victorian gin palace owned by the National Trust, on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle greets well-wishers after a visit to one of Belfast's most historic buildings, The Crown Liquor Saloon, a former Victorian gin palace, now run by the National Trust, on March 23, 2018, during the Royal Couple's first joint visit to Northern Ireland. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kelvin BOYESKELVIN BOYES/AFP/Getty Images
BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 23: Meghan Markle shakes hands with a member of the public as she departs from the Crown Liquor Saloon during her visit with Prince Harry to Northern Ireland on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 23: Prince Harry shakes hands with a member of the public as he departs from the Crown Liquor Saloon during his visit with Meghan Markle to Northern Ireland on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle speaks with a mother carrying a baby after a visit to one of Belfast's most historic buildings, The Crown Liquor Saloon, a former Victorian gin palace, now run by the National Trust, on March 23, 2018, during the Royal Couple's first joint visit to Northern Ireland. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kelvin BOYESKELVIN BOYES/AFP/Getty Images
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Meghan Markle greets crowds with Prince Harry (not pictured) during a walkabout after visiting the Crown Liquor Saloon, a former Victorian gin palace owned by the National Trust, on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images)
BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 23: Meghan Markle interacts with the crowd as she departs from the Crown Liquor Saloon during her visit with Prince Harry to Northern Ireland on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry greets crowds with Meghan Markle (not pictured) during a walkabout after visiting the Crown Liquor Saloon, a former Victorian gin palace owned by the National Trust, on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Meghan Markle greets crowds with Prince Harry (not pictured) during a walkabout after visiting the Crown Liquor Saloon, a former Victorian gin palace owned by the National Trust, on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Catalyst Inc, Northern Irelands next generation science park, to meet young entrepreneurs and innovators on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for a visit to the Titanic Belfast maritime museum in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Sinead Murphy from Shnuggle baby products Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a baby bath during a visit to Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast where they met some of Northern Ireland's brightest young entrepreneurs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle look at some prosthetic limbs made by the Titanic FX company during a visit to Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast where they met some of Northern Ireland's brightest young entrepreneurs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Catalyst Inc, Northern Irelands next generation science park, to meet young entrepreneurs and innovators on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle greets well-wishers after a visit at the historic building, The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast, on March 23, 2018, where she learnt of the pub's heritage from members of the National Trust. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Catalyst Inc, Northern Irelands next generation science park, to meet young entrepreneurs and innovators on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle greets well-wishers after a visit at the historic building, The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast, on March 23, 2018, where she learnt of the pub's heritage from members of the National Trust. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle greets well-wishers after a visit at the historic building, The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast, on March 23, 2018, where they will learn of the pub's heritage from members of the National Trust. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle greets well-wishers after a visit at the historic building, The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast, on March 23, 2018, where she learnt of the pub's heritage from members of the National Trust. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle greets well-wishers after a visit at the historic building, The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast, on March 23, 2018, where they will learn of the pub's heritage from members of the National Trust. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle greets well-wishers after a visit at the historic building, The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast, on March 23, 2018, where she learnt of the pub's heritage from members of the National Trust. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry and US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle greet well-wishers after a visit at the historic building, The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast, on March 23, 2018, where they will learn of the pub's heritage from members of the National Trust. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry and US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle greet well-wishers after a visit at the historic building, The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast, on March 23, 2018, where they will learn of the pub's heritage from members of the National Trust. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
Meghan Markle interacts with wellwishers during a walkabout in Belfast after a visit to the Crown Bar in the city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
LISBURN, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry shakes hands with a guest during their visit to the Eikon Centre and attend an event to mark the second year of the youth-led peace-building initiative 'Amazing the Space' on March 23, 2018 in Lisburn, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Niall Carson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle greet well-wishers outside the historic building, The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast, on March 23, 2018, where they learnt of the pub's heritage from members of the National Trust. / AFP PHOTO / Mark MARLOWMARK MARLOW/AFP/Getty Images
BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 23: Prince Harry interacts with the crowd as he departs from the Crown Liquor Saloon during his visit with Meghan Markle to Northern Ireland on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle greet well-wishers outside the historic building, The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast, on March 23, 2018, where they learnt of the pub's heritage from members of the National Trust. / AFP PHOTO / Mark MARLOWMARK MARLOW/AFP/Getty Images
Meghan Markle reacts to wellwishers during a walkabout in Belfast after a visit to the Crown Bar in the city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Prince Harry greets wellwishers outside The Crown in Belfast City centre after a visit to the historic pub to learn about its heritage, and meet bar staff, local comedians and musicians. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 23: Meghan Markle shakes hands with member of the public as she departs from the Crown Liquor Saloon during her visit with Prince Harry to Northern Ireland on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 23: Prince Harry shakes hands with a member of the public as he departs from the Crown Liquor Saloon during his visit with Meghan Markle to Northern Ireland on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle react to wellwishers during a walkabout in Belfast after a visit to the Crown Bar in the city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle react to wellwishers during a walkabout in Belfast after a visit to the Crown Bar in the city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Catalyst Inc, Northern Irelands next generation science park, to meet young entrepreneurs and innovators on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle react to wellwishers during a walkabout in Belfast after a visit to the Crown Bar in the city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
A young girl waits to pass some flowers over to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during their walkabout in Belfast after following their visit to the Crown Bar in the city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Meghan Markle shelters under an umbrella as she meets wellwishers during a walkabout in Belfast after she and Prince Harry visited the Crown Bar in the city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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