WORLD LEADERS from around the globe have come together today to celebrate St Patrick's Day and everything wonderfully Irish.
Princes, princesses, presidents and prime ministers have teamed up to send Ireland, and the wider Irish community, a series a special messages in honour of the day.
US President Joe Biden joined the likes of Prince William and his wife Kate, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Princess Takamado of Japan in sending messages to anyone and everyone around the world celebrating St Patrick's Day.
Biden, a proud Irish-American with roots in Counties Louth and Mayo, was first to send his best wishes to the Irish diaspora, before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped up.
"Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh," Prince William said before his wife translated into English.
"How come you got that easy bit?" William asked Kate before speaking of how thrilled the couple were to visit Ireland last year.
"The warm welcome that we received everywhere was a testament to the friendship between our two countries, and the strength of the relationship between the UK and Ireland," the Duchess added.
Canada's Justin Trudeau spoke of how "every year Canadians join all of you in Ireland and around the world to mark this special day ... wearing our favourite green outfits, maybe having a Guinness or two," and stressed that "Irish culture has long been a part of our Canadian fabric".
New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern kept it short and sweet while Australia's Scott Morrison joined Mr Trudeau in acknowledging how central Irish culture and history is to the makeup of modern-day Australia.
The video finished with touching messages from Prime Minister Solberg of Norwary and from Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado, providing further evidence of just how wide Ireland's reach is around the world.