They Will Be Among Us

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Kate Middleton and Prince William

This morning.

Kensington Palace released the following statement about Kate Middleton and Prince William’s trip to Ireland next week…

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The visit, which will see Their Royal Highnesses spend time in Dublin, County Meath, County Kildare and Galway, will highlight the many strong links between the UK and Ireland.

From its thriving cities to rural communities, the programme will take in Ireland’s rich culture, its impactful community initiatives and spectacular scenery. Following Her Majesty The Queen’s historic visit in 2011, the visit will also focus on the relationship between the two countries, and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation.

During the three-day tour, The Duke and Duchess will learn about local organisations working to support and empower young people and projects which provide opportunities to help them develop important life skills. Their Royal Highnesses will also hear more about Ireland’s conservation initiatives and efforts to protect its environment, with a particular focus on sustainable farming and marine conservation.

2020 will see Galway host the European Capital of Culture on behalf of Ireland – a showcase of events highlighting the richness and diversity of Irish culture, art and sport. During their time in Galway, The Duke and Duchess will have the opportunity to experience a taste of modern and traditional Irish culture for themselves.

Throughout the visit, Their Royal Highness will meet a broad range of people, including the President, the Taoiseach and senior political leaders, children and young people, and those working in the creative arts, business and charity sectors.

The UK’s links with Ireland are extensive, and The Duke and Duchess are looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the Irish people.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Ireland

Pic: RTÉ

24 thoughts on “They Will Be Among Us

  1. Charger Salmons

    Not a huge fan of the Royal Family but Wills and Kate seem well-rounded and sensible individuals,certainly as much as anyone can be in the sort of world they live in.
    Compare and contrast with the two space cadets currently in exile in Canada and Hollywood.
    Their presence will provide a big boost for the 2020 European Capital of Culture gig.
    If it’s anything like Brenda’s visit to Ireland they’ll get a warm welcome.

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      1. Charger Salmons

        Publicity.
        They’re box office.
        One good photo will go round the world.
        And you’re worried about having to make a few diversions?

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    1. Praetorian.

      An Apache helicopter pilot with two tours in Afghan dosen’t qualify for ‘space cadet’ status…Richard head.

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    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      “…at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.” suggests they invited themselves. Interestingly when we are between governments – the house upside down and not a child washed…

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  2. Madam X

    Ah here lads. yiz are all just wishing we had a nice couple with class. All we have is ..well that clan from Kerry with flat caps

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  3. DOC

    They are a lovely couple in fairness
    Afternoon Tea with Michael D
    But don’t mention the Wedding in May
    Beatrice is getting married and who is giving her away?
    Her Father…Prince Andrew
    The Media are sharpening their pens already

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