Royal tour 2020: The best pictures of the Duke and Duchess in Ireland

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have completed their first official royal tour of Ireland.

The couple spent three days in Dublin, surrounding counties and Galway, making a series of diplomatic and charitable visits.

They began their tour in Dublin, meeting the president and the prime minister and attending a reception at the Guinness Storehouse, where they sipped pints.

On day two, they stayed in Dublin, visiting charities including Jigsaw, and heading out to the shops with residents of Savannah House in County Meath.

William and Kate attended a reception on Wednesday night in the Museum of Literature, where the duke gave a keynote speech on the future of the UK and Ireland.

On their final day, the royals were able to indulge their competitive streak, having a go at hurling at the Gaelic Athletic Association Club in Galway.

Here are 15 of the best pictures from the historic tour.

The couple appeared to hit it off with President Michael D Higgins and his wife. (Getty Images)
Royal tour: Day one
The couple appeared to hit it off with President Michael D Higgins and his wife. (Getty Images)
The duke and duchess are charmed by President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne, in Dublin. (Press Association)
Royal tour: Day one
The duke and duchess are charmed by President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne, in Dublin. (Press Association)
They met Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett.
Royal tour: Day one
They met Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett.
Scroll to continue with content
Ad
The duke and duchess bow for a moment of silence at a memorial garden in Dublin. (Getty Images)
Royal tour: Day one
The duke and duchess bow for a moment of silence at a memorial garden in Dublin. (Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge drinks a Guinness at a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland. (Getty Images)
Royal tour: Day one
The Duchess of Cambridge drinks a Guinness at a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland. (Getty Images)
The duke and duchess walk down Love Lane in Dublin. (Getty Images)
Royal tour: Day two
The duke and duchess walk down Love Lane in Dublin. (Getty Images)
Donna Malone shared a selfie with the Duke of Cambridge. (Twitter/Donna Malone)
Donna and Duke of Cambridge
Donna Malone shared a selfie with the Duke of Cambridge. (Twitter/Donna Malone)
William and Kate go shopping with young people in Londis. (Department of Foreign Affairs and the British Embassy)
Royal tour: Day two
William and Kate go shopping with young people in Londis. (Department of Foreign Affairs and the British Embassy)
The duke and duchess donned aprons to help cook lunch Savannah House, in County Meath. (Press Association)
Royal tour: Day two
The duke and duchess donned aprons to help cook lunch Savannah House, in County Meath. (Press Association)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge juggling during a special event at the Tribeton restaurant. (Press Association)
Royal tour: Day three
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge juggling during a special event at the Tribeton restaurant. (Press Association)
The royal couple share a laugh during a circus demonstration. (Press Association)
Royal tour: Day three
The royal couple share a laugh during a circus demonstration. (Press Association)
Michelle Rogers, from Co Laois, holding a picture of the Princess of Wales as she waits for the royals. (Press Association)
Royal tour: Day three
Michelle Rogers, from Co Laois, holding a picture of the Princess of Wales as she waits for the royals. (Press Association)
The duchess gives hurling a go... (Reuters)
Royal tour: Day three
The duchess gives hurling a go... (Reuters)
And hits a little too hard... (Reuters)
Royal tour: Day three
And hits a little too hard... (Reuters)
But she was more successful the next time she tried. (Reuters)
Royal tour: Day three
But she was more successful the next time she tried. (Reuters)

What to read next