Our love for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. We just need to figure out how to meet them for pints while they’re in Dublin.
We heard rumours of a honeymoon in Ireland, then a few weeks ago it was made official with an announcement from Kensington Palace. The coolest royal couple is arriving in Dublin today for a two-day visit. It’s their first international visit as newlyweds. Aww.
We’ve got the lowdown on where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are heading so if you fancy trying to catch a glimpse of them, here’s what you need to know:
They’ve a pretty packed itinerary ahead, with the usual catch up with the important people, visits to classic tourist spots, and, we hope, time for a sunny pint or two. Maybe Meghan will want to pop back to her former Dublin haunt, Dicey's, while she's here!:
One of their first stops will be to visit Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Department of the Taoiseach on Merrion Street. Which is just a few minutes from the U office – eek! – so there’s a pretty good chance we’ll run down for a nosey. We hear they’re off to the a garden party then, at the British Ambassador’s residence, Glencairn House. (Dicey’s would be much better craic though...).
Harry and Meghan have a busy day ahead tomorrow too – before heading home to watch England playing Croatia in the World Cup semi final. In the morning they're meeting President Michael D Higgins in Áras an Uachtaráin, which has to be a pretty good way to start your day! Then it’s off to Trinity College to see, what else, the Book of Kells; Croke Park to check out the GAA headquarters; followed by a visit to the famine memorial at the Dublin docklands and EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum on the quays.
They’ll also meet the brains behind tech start up DogPatch and have also said they’re hoping to meet as many Irish people as possible.
Hey, Harry ’n’ Meghan, we are totally available for a drink or two if you find yourselves at loose end while you’re here. We'd be happy to show you around...