Emmy GriffithsThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex have embarked on the second day in Ireland on their official royal tour - find out what she got up to
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have embarked on their second busy day in Ireland on their official tour at the request of Her Majesty's government. The pair arrived in Dublin City Airport on Tuesday after a busy day of attending the Royal Air Force's centenary year in London, and were greeted by the Irish Prime Minister, (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar.
On Wednesday the day began with a morning meeting with the President at Áras an Uachtaráin before heading over the Croke Park. Here we have all the pictures from their big day (updated as they happen) - including highlights such as their viewing of the historic Book of Kells at the Old Library at Trinity College, a visit to the Famine Memorial on the bank of River Liffey, a step inside the EPIC Irish Emigration Museum and a trip to the DogPatch Labs, a space for technology start-ups in Dublin.
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Meghan looked fabulous in a flattering grey dress by Roland Mouret with an asymmetrical skirt and sash waist. She accessorised the look with black heels and a matching handbag, along with a pair of diamond earrings. The Duchess looked delighted to be in Dublin as she visited Áras an Uachtaráin with Prince Harry.
Meghan and Harry met the President and his wife at the head of state's official residence, the former British Viceregal lodge in Dublin's Phoenix Park. During their visit, they rang a Peace Bell which was installed back in 2008 to mark the 10th anniversary of Northern Ireland's Good Friday peace agreement.
Meghan is known to be a huge dog lover, and had two dogs while living in Canada. Speaking about her pups in her engagement interview, she said: "I have two dogs that I've had for quite a long time, both my rescue pups. And one is now staying with very close friends and my other little guy is - yes he's in the UK, he's been here for a while... I think he's doing just fine."
The couple was shown around Croke Park after meeting Ireland's President. During his visit, he was about whether England would win the semi-final against Croatia in the World Cup. When asked by a reporter if football was coming home, he said: "Most definitely!" Harry previously joked that he didn't want to jinx the match by saying the phrase. Brian O'Driscoll said: "I think he just said he isn't as confident as everyone else about England winning... He said he won't say it because he doesn't want to jinx it."
Meghan smiled at her husband, Prince Harry, as the pair spent their second day in Dublin. The pair met President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and Mrs Higgens in the morning, and also met their dogs, Bród and Síoda at Áras an Uachtaráin.
Second outfit alert! Meghan changed into a chic black suit before had a sweet PDA moment when they held hands with one another while walking across the pitch at Croke Park. During their visit, the pair met players involved in community outreach projects and visited the museum, and looked to be in good spirits as they chatted to one another.
Prince Harry and Megan laughed and chatted with players who are involved in community outreach projects at Croke Park. The pair then headed to meet Patrick O'Neill at Trinity College Dublin.
The Duke and Duchess did a walkabout and revealed that Dublin was Meghan's favourite city, with Prince Harry joking that they would have to return in disguise to make the most of it in the future. The pair spent 20 minutes shaking hands in Trinity College’s Parliament Square, and one well-wisher who spoke to Meghan said: "She said hello and asked us what our names are. She's really nice."
Little Walter Cullen, aged just three, looked very taken with Meghan, and reached out to her when she and Prince Harry chatted to him at Croke Park. During their visit, the pair also watched traditional Gaelic sports being play.
The Duchess of Sussex was all smiles after changing into a pair of cigarette trousers and a tailored blazer to visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association. Prince Harry also changed into a grey jacket and matching trousers as they were shown around the park.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's trip to Dublin also saw them pay a visit to the Famine Memorial. There, Prince Harry told Rowan Gillespie, creator of the Famine Memorial in
Dublin, that the event of the past "is happening all around us today". The statues at the memorial, situated at Dublin's docklands, mark the Great Famine of the mid-19th Century.
Prince Harry was particularly impressed during the final leg of their Dublin adventure, when the royal couple took a trip to Dogspatch Labs, one of Europe’s leading startup hubs based in the iconic CHQ building in Dublin’s Digital Docklands. There, they met members of CoderDojo, the global coding movement for young people. "These children are so impressive - I can’t even work an excel spreadsheet," Harry exclaimed.
As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle waved goodbye to Dublin with a final walkabout in the city, the former actress revealed to a royal fan that she missed Suits. Fiona Moore from Dublin described the Duchess as "relaxed", and recalled their conversation. "I'm a fan of Suits and I said to her that I miss it and she said 'so do I'," she said.