Kate Middleton and Prince William's royal tour of Ireland has begun, and the Duchess of Cambridge kicked things off on a sartorial high note. The royal couple was photographed arriving at Dublin airport Tuesday and went straight on to a meeting with the President of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin, followed by an evening trip to the Guinness Storehouse. For the day Kate wore an Alessandra Rich lime green print dress, which is sold out, with a Catherine Walker emerald green coat; for the evening, she wore a sparkly green dress by The Vampire's Wife.
Here they are at the airport:
Shop coats similar to Kate's Catherine Walker piece:
The couple had a packed afternoon. Their first stop was at the Garden of Remembrance, where they laid a wreath; they will also meet the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.
Their day ended with a reception at the Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse.
Fun fact: Princess Beatrice has worn the same sparkly green gown.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's full visit will last three days: March 3 through March 5. During their trip, the couple will be spending time in Dublin, County Meath, County Kildare, and Galway. The Palace announced ahead of their arrival that their trip will "focus on the relationship between [the UK and Ireland], and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation."
This is a busy week generally for the royal family, which still technically includes Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (they'll step down as senior royals at the end of March). On March 5, Meghan and Harry will be doing their first joint event together, at the Endeavor Awards, since they announced their decision to step back from their senior royal family roles.
On March 7, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music, and Kate and William will do their first joint event with Meghan and Harry in months when the couples join the Queen at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 9.
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Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.
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