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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set off for their first official royal tour as Duke and Duchess of Sussex yesterday, and to say they have been living their best lives would be an understatement.
The two-day mini moon is proving to be a lot of fun for the couple, with it being Prince Harry’s first ever visit to Ireland.
While the country is close in proximity to England, it was a progressive choice as their first official royal tour – especially considering the royal family’s previously turbulent relationship with Ireland after it parted from the UK in 1922.
So, while Harry and Meghan’s choice of tour is perfectly normal, it is a royal first for the traditional family, with the Queen only making her first visit to the region in 2011, after being monarch for over half a century.
The now Duke and Duchess of sussex certainly seem to be making up for lost time however, from garden parties where they met people from across the country who are shaping Ireland’s future to a coding session at DogPatch Labs and a visit to Trinity College.
They even managed to squeeze in a cuddle with Bród and Síoda, the President of Ireland’s dogs.
During yesterday’s garden party, the Duke and Duchess met former Irish rugby star Brian O’Driscoll, who reportedly asked Harry whether he thought football was coming home, something the 33-year-old prince reportedly chose not to answer out of fear of jinxing the result.
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‘I asked him “so is football coming home?” But he refused to say it,’ explained O’Driscoll. ‘I think he just said he isn’t as confident as everyone else about England winning tomorrow. He said he won’t say it because he doesn’t want to jinx it.’
It hasn’t been reported whether the couple will be tuning in for the World Cup semi finals tonight, but judging by Harry’s passion for football, we’re sure they will be.
Happy touring, guys.