Prince William and Kate Middleton getting lesson on how to pour the perfect Guinness during Ireland visit
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Prince William and Kate Middleton getting lesson on how to pour the perfect Guinness during Ireland visit

PRINCE WILLIAM and Kate Middleton are set to be given a personal lesson on how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness during their three-day tour of Ireland.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will learn all about the iconic Irish stout as part of a visit taking in Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Galway.

During their stop-off in the Irish capital, William and Kate will be given a tour of the world-famous Guinness Brewery, where they will find out more about the work that goes into making one of Ireland’s biggest and best exports.

The Royal couple will be left in the capable hands of Guinness Master Brewer Fergal Murray, who will take them through the process of making the Irish stout and the science behind pouring the perfect pint.

It could prove to be one of the notable highlights of their visit, which begins today and concludes on Friday, March 6, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge both thought to be avid fans of the black stuff.

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Last year Prince William and Kate Middleton marked St Patrick’s Day by enjoying a Guinness alongside the Irish Guards in Hounslow, London.

However, as the Irish will happily tell you, the best Guinness is reserved for Ireland and the Irish stout’s home city of Dublin.

With English bar staff famously patchy when it comes to pouring a good Guinness, it could be high time Fergal Murray shows them how it is done.

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Set up to highlight the strong  links between the UK and Ireland, the Royal Couple have previously spoken of their eagerness to build “a lasting friendship with the Irish people" during what is their first official visit to Ireland.

A statement from Kensington Palace said: "Following Her Majesty the Queen's historic visit in 2011, the visit will also focus on the relationship between the two countries, and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation."

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"The UK's links with Ireland are extensive, and the duke and duchess are looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the Irish people."

The statement added: "During the three-day tour, the duke and duchess will learn about local organisations working to support and empower young people and projects which provide opportunities to help them develop important life skills.”