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Will and Kate in Ireland

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Dublin for the start of their visit to Ireland.


Will and Kate flew to Dublin Airport on a commercial Aer Lingus flight.

 

The pair are both wearing green in homage to Ireland’s national color with the duchess looking stylish in an emerald green Catherine Walker coat and an Alessandra Rich dress, accessorised with a trendy black Prada headband.

 

Will is dressed in a dapper navy suit with a green tie that compliments his wife’s dress coat.


Waiting to greet them at the bottom of the plane’s steps was a small group of dignitaries led by Britain’s Ambassador to Ireland Robin Barnett.

 

The couple will reportedly not be shaking hands with the gathered welcoming of fans on this occasion.

 

 

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They're both very good ambassadors for the UK. 

 

I wonder if Ireland would be upset if they didn't wear green.  They always do on such visits ... but it seems a bit clichéd.

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In brilliant winter sunshine they walked down the aircraft’s steps and were greeted by a small group of dignitaries led by Britain’s Ambassador to Ireland Robin Barnett

 

 

 

The couple are making their first visit to Ireland with the Government hoping the trip will help smooth over Brexit-related tensions

 

 

 

The duke and duchess - seen arriving at the airport - will also meet Ireland's President Michael D Higgins and the Taoiseach, or prime minister, Leo Varadkar

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Re: Will and Kate in Ireland

wearing of the green, for sure!   i'll look forward to their stops as the Queen's representatives.

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Since it was a commercial flight, I wonder if William and Kate disembark before or after the rest of the passengers.  I suppose they go last to avoid inconveniencing others, who may have to make connections etc.

 

Good idea to dispense with the usual hand-shaking.  Though it was probably alright for William to connect with Robin, the British ambassador.

 

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After touching down at the airport, Will and Kate have arrived at the Aras an Uachtarain, the official residence of the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins.

 

 

 Kate and William arrive to meet the President

 

 

 

William and Kate were greeted warmly at the front door by Mr Art O'Leary, the Secretary General to the President. The royal couple were then welcomed into the State Reception Room by the Aide-de-Camp to President Michael D Higgins

 

 

 

 The mum-of-three wore a headband for the visit today

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The couple beamed as they stood for an official portrait with President Higgins and his wife in the grand drawing room of the official residence.

 

 

The royal couple were then welcomed into the State Reception Room by the Aide-de-Camp to President Michael D Higgins

 

 

 

The couple beamed as they stood for an official portrait with President Higgins and his wife in the grand drawing room of the official residence

 

 

 

 Kate Middleton wore a green dress in a nod to the first day of her Ireland trip with Prince William

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Those heels!  How does anyone walk in such things.  Of course, Kate's as light as a bird but otherwise the heels would have to be made of titanium.

 

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They certainly exemplify class, the photos are beautiful.

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they both look wonderful and as always do a great job as representatives of the UK. I really like that green coat!