Meghan Markle and Prince Harry touched down in Dublin yesterday and the royal pair have already made a lasting impression on the people of Ireland.

The newlyweds attended a garden party at the residency of the British Ambassador to Ireland, where they met a host of people including Brian O’Driscoll, Una Mullally, Bressie and Louise McSharry.


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They also met Vicky Phelan, the mum who made the CervicalCheck controversy public.

Meghan told the Limerick mum that she had been following her story.

She told The Independent: “You don't think the Royals watch anything like this…. I was amazed, I was gobsmacked. I just said 'thank you' – I couldn't believe she knew who I was to be honest.”

Meghan encouraged Vicky to continue the inspiring work she has been doing for women: “She just said you're doing great work. Keep doing it."

Speaking about their trip to Ireland, Prince Harry said it was an honour to visit.

“Standing here with you on this beautiful evening, it is easy to see why Ireland has such a special place in the hearts of my family and indeed, all those who come here,"


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"We're so pleased to be here, for our first official international visit together as a married couple, and we hope it will be the first of many,” he added.

Today, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will meet President Michael D.Higgins.

They will also visit the Book of Kells, EPIC- the Irish Emigration Museum, Croke Park and will also pay their respects at the Famine Memorial at Custom House Quay.