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Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Ireland for tour

11 July 2018

It comes "at the request of Her Majesty's Government", a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said. They will be introduced to a cross section of Irish luminaries from the arts, sports, diplomatic and military sectors.

After attending the RAF100 celebrations in London earlier in the day, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Ireland for their short tour.

As part of their two-day visit, the duke and duchess will visit Croke Park, Ireland's largest sporting arena and the country's main Gaelic football stadium, as well as the Irish Emigration Museum, Trinity College Dublin and a small start-up called DogPatch Labs.

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Queen Elizabeth and senior royals watched nearly 100 aircraft, from World War Two Spitfires to the newest stealth fighter jet fly over Buckingham Palace on Tuesday in a celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of Britain's Royal Air Force.

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Prince Louis' grandparents on both sides, Carole and Michael Middleton and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, all beamed with pride as they arrived at St James' Palace.

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More than 2,200 people packed out Westminster Abbey for the service, with dignitaries including Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby attending.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Ireland for tour