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Kensington Palace marks Harry and Megan's visit to Dublin with tweet in Irish

The Duchess of Sussex leaving the EPIC Museum during her visit to Dublin yesterday. Picture by Joe Giddens/PA Wire.
Áine Quinn

The Kensington Palace official twitter marked Prince Harry and Megan's first official visit to Dublin on Tuesday with a tweet in Irish.

The palace tweeted: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Dublin for their first official visit to Ireland #RoyalVisitIreland.

"Tá an Diúc agus an Bandiúc Sussex i mBaile Átha Cliath ar a gcéad chuairt oifigiúil go hÉirinn. #CuairtRíogaArÉirinn."

Prince Harry also used Irish during his visit and he addressed the crowds British ambassador’s residence on Tuesday night as "a Dhaoine Uaisle" which translates to "noble people."

However, this visit is not the first time the Royal family has publicly used the Irish language.

The Queen addressed former president Mary McAleese in Irish in 2011, at a state dinner in Dublin castle - opening her speech with "A Úachtárain agus a chairde," meaning "President and friends."

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