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24th Feb 2020

It has been confirmed that William and Kate will visit four Irish counties in March

James Fenton

Prince William and Kate Middleton have confirmed plans to visit four counties during their visit to Ireland in March.

In a statement released by Kensington Palace this morning, it was confirmed that Prince William and Kate Middleton will ‘spend time in Dublin, County Meath, County Kildare and Galway, highlighting the many strong links between the UK and Ireland.’

The post goes on to state that ‘the programme will take in Ireland’s rich culture, its impactful community initiatives and spectacular scenery. Following Her Majesty The Queen’s historic visit in 2011, the visit will also focus on the relationship between the two countries, and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation.’

It had already been rumoured that William and Kate would be stopping in Galway during the trip which will take place from Tuesday, March 3 until Thursday, March 5. Today’s statement says that ‘during their time in Galway, The Duke and Duchess will have the opportunity to experience a taste of modern and traditional Irish culture for themselves.’ On Galway hosting the 2020 European Capital of Culture, the post says it will be ‘a showcase of events highlighting the richness and diversity of Irish culture, art and sport.’

The statement concludes by saying William and Kate 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 post is quite vague about what the couple will get up to in Meath and Kildare so obviously a trip to Tayto Park can’t be ruled out just yet. Today’s Kensington Palace statement can be read in full here.