Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Decision to Visit Ireland Is Wildly Progressive—Here’s Why
Pour yourself a Guinness—Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are going to Ireland!
For their first official royal engagement abroad as a married couple, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are heading to Dublin. While Ireland is just a hop and a skip away from homebase (aka Britain), the decision to kick off their marital run of International engagements with a visit to Ireland is actually quite revolutionary.
The relationship between Ireland and the royal family has been fraught since Ireland ceded from the U.K. in 1922. In fact, Queen Elizabeth had reigned for more than half a century before making her first official visit to the region in 2011.
Further dramatizing the family’s history with Ireland, Prince Charles’s beloved Great-Uncle, Louis Mountbatten, was assassinated by the Irish Republican Army in the town of Mullaghmore in 1979.
During the newlyweds’ two-day tour of Dublin, they’re expected to visit Trinity College and the Guinness Storehouse brewery (when in Dublin … ). Markle is also reportedly interested in meeting with the city’s youth, including those who helped make history with the repeal of Ireland’s anti-abortion laws last month.
Though this will be their first visit to Ireland and husband and wife, it’s not the first time they’ve ventured to the country. The pair traveled to Belfast in late March, where Meghan established herself as the Duchess of Flawless Messy Buns.