After a busy day with the royal family marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force, Meghan and Harry landed at Dublin airport shortly after 5 pm for their first trip outside the UK since getting married. A statement from Buckingham Palace revealed the aim of the trip is to meet the people of Dublin and visit organisations that are “central to Irish life”.
A picture of them arriving:
The Duke and Duchess met with Dublin city officials as they arrived.
A video from their arrival:
The couple were accompanied by an eleven-strong team: George Northwood as Meghan’s hairdresser, who did her hair for the evening reception at her wedding. They also had a PA on hand to help assist with their busy schedule. Other members of the team was Harry’s Private Secretary Ed Lane Fox, Meghan’s Assistant Private Secretary Amy Pickerill, the couple’s advisor Sir David Manning, Kensington Palace Communications Secretary Jason Knauf, press officers Ciara Berry and Emily Rosselli, and a digital media photographer.
Meghan and Harry’s first stop were Government Buildings where they were welcomed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar – before their arrival he said: “I am really looking forward to Prince Harry and Meghan coming to Dublin and I think they are going to be made very welcome. It is the first visit they will have made overseas since they got married and even though they haven’t officially visited Ireland before, I think they are going to be extremely welcome and I look forward to welcoming them.”
The Irish Prime Minister showed the couple around the grounds of the government buildings before the group went inside for a meeting.
From the meeting:
Meghan and Harry were then asked to sign the guestbook.
Meghan reminded Harry that they had to follow through with the important gesture when the time came, and they decided Harry should go first.
He wrote his first name and then remarked, “I never sign big enough.” Next, Meghan swirled her name with the unique skill of a former calligrapher, prompting Harry to say, “Yours is much nicer than mine!”
A video from the day:
For her arrival in Dublin Meghan wore a forest green Givenchy ensemble. Meghan’s choice to wear Givenchy again is significant: She’s worn the designer for her wedding and for her first solo event with the Queen.
She carried a Strathberry bag
The tote are described on their website as a:
”A modern classic, the Strathberry Midi Tote is a timeless style you will cherish for years to come. Defined by an understated silhouette and the signature Strathberry bar closure, which elegantly folds over the top handle to keep the bag securely closed. Wear it in your hand by the top handle, or attach the shoulder strap and carry it crossbody for hands-free ease.”
Leeanne Hundleby, co-owner and founder of Strathberry said;
‘We are delighted that the Duchess of Sussex chose Strathberry for her début official overseas visit to Dublin, the third time she has carried our brand. She looked so chic and sophisticated and it was particularly special for me being from the Emerald Isle.’
She accessorized her outfit with the Vanessa Tugendhaft Precious earrings with Clover paved diamonds and 18K Pink Gold.
And to finish the look, she wore a pair of beige suede heels from Paul Andrew
A lovely beginning of their first trip outside the UK since getting married. Later that day they attended a Garden Party at the British Ambassador’s Residence.