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03rd Mar 2020

William and Kate land in Ireland wearing green and with a message As Gaeilge

James Fenton

William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have landed in Ireland and it seems they’re intent on pleasing the locals during their three-day stay.

It was just before 2pm when William and Kate touched down at Dublin Airport to begin a visit that will take in a number of Dublin city landmarks as well as stops in Kildare, Meath and Galway.

As expected, a number of photographers were on hand to greet the royal pair as they hit the tarmac. With Kate decked out in green and William donning a green tie, nobody can accuse the future king and queen of not knowing their audience. Given that it’s the 21st Century, their social media team was ready with a message for the Irish public, posting ‘Dia Daoibh, daoine na hÉireann!’ to their Twitter account…

For those of you who may not know or those who have forgotten their Junior Cert Irish, it basically means “hello, people of Ireland” and if nothing else, it’s a nice little touch.

It’s expected that William and Kate will now head to Aras An Uachtarain, where they will be met by President Michael D. Higgins, before moving on to the Garden Of Remembrance, Government Buildings and the Guinness Storehouse.

(header pic: Dublin Airport)