The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel to Ireland between Tuesday, 3 March, and Thursday, 5 March 2020.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Source: Facebook/The Royal Family

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office requested the official visit to highlight the many strong links between the United Kingdom and Ireland and looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the Irish.

William and Kate will stop in Dublin, County Meath, County Kildare and Galway to take in Ireland’s rich culture, spectacular scenery and its community initiatives.

The tour follows Queen Elizabeth’s historic visit in 2011, and to build on the themes of remembrance and reconciliation.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet with local organisations working to support and empower young people and projects which provide opportunities to help develop important life skills.

They will learn more about Ireland’s conservation initiatives and efforts to protect the environment with a particular focus on sustainable farming and marine conservation.

A toast with pints of Guinness during the Guardsman’s Lunch on St Patrick’s Day, 2018. Photo: Facebook/The Army in London – HQ London District

Galway will host the European Capital of Culture in 2020 on Ireland’s behalf, showcasing events highlighting the richness and diversity of Irish culture, art and sport.

William and Kate will experience some modern and Irish culture during their stay in Galway.

The Duke and Duchess will meet President Michael D Higgins, The Taoiseach (the Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar, senior political leaders, those working in the creative arts, business and charity sectors, children and young people.

The Duke of Cambridge is also Colonel of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow.

William and Kate usually attend the St Patrick’s Day Parade on 17 March to present the traditional sprigs of shamrock to the Officers and Guardsmen of the Regiment, and their mascot, Domhnall.

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