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We have to admit we were incredibly jealous of everyone who was lucky enough to attend a garden party held in honour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The event took place in the residency of the British Ambassador in Dublin on Tuesday evening.


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An array of well-known Irish faces attended the lavish celebration, from sports stars to activists and from actresses to musicians.

Bressie, Louise McSharry, Una Mullally, Lucy Kennedy, Sinead Burke and Ruby Walsh were amongst some of the most notable guests.

One of our favourite couples were also invited to the party, and it’s safe to say they were thrilled to be there. 

Rugby star Brian O’ Driscoll and actress Amy Huberman gushed about the event on their social media accounts, saying it was great to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their first official royal visit.

Taking to Twitter, Amy shared a hilarious photo of her greeting Prince Harry, and she certainly looked shell-shocked, but wouldn’t we all.

There’s no doubt that we’d be completely starstruck if we were lucky enough to meet the dashing prince.


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The Striking Out star joked about the snap, which certainly blew her cool image, but could you really remain calm around royalty?

“Ugh. So this photo surfacing has basically dispelled my “Ah yeah, you know, I just played it very cool, very casual, you know that kind of way?!” story,” she wrote.

Fear not, Amy! We would have reacted in the exact same way.


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.


The eyes of the world were placed firmly on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle yesterday when the royal couple tied the knot in a spectacular ceremony at Windsor Castle.

However, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex will have little time to celebrate and are reportedly putting off their honeymoon as royal duty calls.  

The newlyweds will make their first official engagement as husband and wife this Tuesday at a garden party for Prince Charles' 70th birthday – but it's their international schedule that we're most excited about.

According to The Irish Independent, arrangements are being put in place for a royal visit to Ireland in the coming weeks, though the trip will not be the official honeymoon. 

Sources told the newspaper that the Duke and Duchess are likely to attend a series of engagements over the two-day visit. 

For security reasons, details of royal trips are normally kept under wraps until a short time before, though a source did say that Dublin "will possibly be the first foreign trip after their wedding."

We can't wait to welcome the Royals!