Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first tour is set to be very progressive

Here's why...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot one month ago, receiving the title, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, from the Queen as a wedding gift.

Now that the couple have got the title, they have a lot more responsibilities, with the former Suits actress reportedly signed onto six months of ‘princess lessons‘ to perfect her royal etiquette.

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She has already been on her first official outing with the Queen and broken her first royal fashion rule. Her next hurdle? Her first tour – and in typical Harry and Meghan form, their choice is a progressive one.

In July, the newlyweds will journey all the way to, well, Ireland.

OK, it’s not that far. But despite the closeness in proximity, choosing Ireland for their first tour abroad as a married couple is actually quite a big deal.

Why? Well like most things royal, it all comes down to history.

Ireland and the royal family have had a turbulent relationship since Ireland parted with the UK in 1922, growing more strained when Prince Philip’s uncle, Lord Mountbatten, was assassinated by the Irish Republican Army in 1979.

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Therefore, 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 two-day tour of Dublin is set to include a visit to Trinity College and the Guinness Storehouse brewery, with rumours that the couple might also be meeting some of the youth who changed history repealing Ireland’s anti-abortion laws in May.

Classic Harry and Meghan – never missing a chance to modernise the family.

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