Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to visit Dublin in July

Britain's Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle will visit Ireland in July.

The couple will stay in Dublin for two days on July 10 and 11.

It will be Harry's first visit to Ireland while the Duchess of Sussex has been here before in 2014.

Kensington Palace confirmed the news this morning, saying that the couple "are looking forward to learning more about Ireland's history and experiencing its rich culture, as well as meeting the people who are shaping the country's future"

Sources say the couple are likely to pay a visit to Trinity College and may meet President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin.

A visit to the Guinness Storehouse is also being considered.

It will be the second royal visit to Ireland this summer after Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited Cork and Kerry last week.

However, the younger couple will stay in Dublin before heading elsewhere for a longer honeymoon trip.

Tourism Ireland welcomed the visit, with CEO Niall Gibbons commenting: “The visit by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase Dublin and Ireland to a huge audience of prospective holidaymakers across Britain and has the potential to deliver a major boost to Irish tourism.

“We expect a large media contingent will travel to Ireland to cover the visit, bringing the story to millions of people in Britain, and elsewhere around the world, and providing a truly unique opportunity to highlight Ireland as a wonderful holiday destination."

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