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13th Feb 2020

Rumours circulate that Galway will get the royal treatment next month

Sarah Finnan

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Could the Royals be heading west?

News of a royal visit was confirmed earlier this week, when Kensington Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would be coming to Ireland next month.

Revealing the news online, the statement reads:

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office”.

According to an article in The Irish Sun, Kate and Wills are set to visit in early March of this year. Plans are in place for a ‘series of engagements’ over the two-day visit, that up until now was forecast to take place in Cork and Dublin.

But it seems that a spin out west could be on the cards for the Duke and Duchess as well. At least if an image posted to Facebook by the Latin Quarter is anything to go by.

Hinting that “there must be important visitors coming to town for the day…”, we can’t help but think that they’re referring to Prince William and Kate Middleton.

According to the notice issued by the GardaĂ­, Galway city centre will be closed on Thursday, March 5 from 6am to 2pm…which falls during the upcoming royal visit.

Williamsgate Street will be open for pedestrian traffic only, with the possibility of Abbeygate Street following suit. Williams Street, Shop Street, High Street and Mainguard Street will all be closed off.

Security is sure to be tight so locals should take that into consideration when going about their day.

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