UK Royals Prince William and Kate Middleton to visit Ireland

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince William and wife Kate Middleton are planning an official tour of Ireland where they are set to visit several locations.

The visit will take place between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March and is intended to highlight the many strong links between the UK and Ireland.

The royals will spend time in Dublin, County Meath, County Kildare and Galway.

Prince William and Kate Middleton

It will be the first time the couple have visited the Republic of Ireland – although they have made an official visit to Northern Ireland.

Their tour will take in the country’s rich culture, from its thriving cities to rural communities, its impactful community initiatives and spectacular scenery.

The visit will also focus on the relationship between the two countries and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation.

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.

They 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, William and Kate will have the opportunity to experience a taste of modern and traditional Irish culture for themselves.

They 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 Duke and Duchess say they are looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the Irish people.