BRITAIN'S Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have arrived in Ireland for their first royal engagement overseas as a married couple.
The flying visit, expected to last around 24 hours, is their first trip outside of Britain since marrying in May.
The couple landed at Dublin Airport at around 3pm before being whisked to Government Buildings where they were greeted by Leo Varadkar.
Pleasure to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Government Buildings at the start of their visit to Ireland. pic.twitter.com/PX96x4A38C
— Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) July 10, 2018
The Taoiseach gave the couple a tour of his offices, pointing out the foundation stone laid by Harry’s great-great-great grandfather Edward VII in April 1904.
They signed the visitor’s book before a private meeting with the Taoiseach, during which they reportedly discussed the issue of homelessness in Ireland.
This evening, Harry and Meghan attended a garden party at Glencairn, the residence of British Ambassador Robin Barnett, where they were welcomed by Tánaiste Simon Coveney.
— British Embassy (@BritEmbDublin) July 10, 2018
The couple are also expected to meet President Michael D Higgins during their trip, while Meghan has expressed an interest in learning about her Irish heritage.
On the itinerary tomorrow is a visit to Croke Park and the Book of Kells at Trinity College Dublin, as well as the Famine Memorial at Custom House Quay and EPIC.