LONDON – The United Kingdom’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle are to visit Dublin next month, Kensington Palace said Tuesday.
The recently married royals would travel to Ireland for a visit between July 11-12 at the request of the UK government, according to the palace.
“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,” Kensington Palace tweeted.
Their trip to the Emerald Isle would become the young couple’s first official visit following their wedding on May 19 at Windsor Castle; an event that drew global media attention.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have since attended various engagements, such as the annual military parade known as “Trooping the Colour” in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday.
British monarchs traditionally celebrate two birthdays each year: their actual birthday and an official one that is usually held on the second Saturday of June, depending on the weather.
Last week, Markle accompanied the queen on an official visit to the northwestern city of Chester.