Meghan changed from the Roland Mouret dress worn this morning to a more casual look for the rest of the day’s activities, donning Givenchy separates. First on the list, a visit to Croke Park, home of the Gaelic Athletic Association.
Here is a quick video of the Duke and Duchess arriving at the park.
Greeted by Uachtarán John Horan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived to @CrokePark for a very special visit to the GAA Museum and a demonstration of our Games #RoyalVisitIreland pic.twitter.com/rq40yIq5q7
— The GAA (@officialgaa) July 11, 2018
There were about 200 children at the park demonstrating their athletic skills.
Harry and Meghan also met members of the Dermot Earley Youth Leadership initiative. The program seeks to “to empower GAA members aged 15 to 18 years-old to make a positive difference in their club, county, and communities through values-based leadership.”
They met athletes participating in the Athletic Association’s Fun ‘n’ Run program, with games geared to youngsters with special needs. More from The Irish Sun:
In the centre of the pitch, children and parents involved in the GAA’s Fun ‘n’ Run — a programme for youngsters with special needs — gathered around the couple, offering hugs to Meghan
Below, Harry chatting with
Meghan could be seen having fun with some of the toddlers.
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Harry met one youngster one who was fascinated by his beard. More from The Mirror’s coverage:
A little gaelic football fan appeared to TICKLE Harry’s beard at Croke Park this morning. The Duke of Sussex pulled a funny face as he leant in to greet the child. Parents burst out laughing and Meghan held her hand to her mouth.
The duo also toured the Gaelic Athletic Association Museum at the Park.
The next stop: Trinity College, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I.
They saw one of the most famous manuscripts in the world, the Book of Kells.
The Book is an illustrated 9th-century manuscript that depicts the four Gospels of the Bible. It is also one of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures.
Below, the Prince signs the visitor’s book.
Meghan and Harry also visited the library at the College. Among the things they saw, the oldest surviving Irish harp in the world; it was used as a model for Ireland’s coat of arms.
After leaving the library the Duke and Duchess were scheduled for a walkabout. This photo offers a sense of the crowds waiting to see them.
They clearly enjoyed themselves.
Here is a quick video from Kensington Palace.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 11, 2018
Trinity College also posted a video of the walkabout.
— Trinity College Dublin (@tcddublin) July 11, 2018
Reporter Omid Scobie says the couple shared some smoked salmon and a Guinness. He also reports Meghan had roast hake for her main course, while Harry enjoyed Irish sirloin of lamb. The restaurant posted a photo on its Facebook page of Meghan and Harry with the staff.
Delahunt Facebook (Click photo to visit page)The Duke and Duchess then visited the Famine Memorial, commemorating the Great Famine of the mid-19th century.
More from Discover Ireland:
During the famine approximately 1 million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland, causing the island’s population to fall by between 20% and 25%.
No event in history has had a more profound effect on Ireland and the worldwide Irish Community than that of the Great Irish Famine (1845-1849).
The Duke and Duchess met the sculptor who created the statues, Rowan Gillespie. Here is a 1:30 video with Meghan and Harry at the Memorial.
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have paid a visit to the famine memorial on the bank of the River Liffey in Dublin#HarryandMeghan #RoyalVisitDublin #RoyalVisitIreland pic.twitter.com/R0nij4Sxqd
— The Royal Family Channel (@RoyalFamilyITNP) July 11, 2018
The Duke and Duchess’s next engagement was at EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum. Meghan and Harry were greeted by Maria Dempsey, age 7. She gave the Duchess a bouquet of native Irish flowers. Maria was wearing a dress by Irish designer Paul Costello.
EPIC “chronicles the global influence of the Irish in the country’s only fully digital museum.” Here you see the couple as they are given a tour by founder Neville Isdell.
— EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum (@EPICMuseumCHQ) July 11, 2018
In this image, you see the couple with Mr. Isdell and deputy museum director Jessica Traynor. The Duke and Duchess are learning about “the achievements of pioneering Irishmen and women emigrants in the fields of science, maths, astronomy, engineering and manufacture.”
This video of the couple leaving EPIC is just :13 seconds.
— Kirsty Blake Knox (@KirstyBlakeKnox) July 11, 2018
The final stop for the trip was Dog Patch Labs.
It is a shared workspace hub for startups.
Now for Meghan’s second look of the day, Givenchy separates.
The trousers are a basic black style, with front slant pockets, in a cropped length with a wide leg. The double-breasted jacket is cropped, with front flap pockets, chest welt pocket, a deep center-back vent, lightly padded shoulders, and bracelet-length sleeves.
Beneath her jacket, the Duchess wore a white t-shirt. Lavender Hill Clothing reached out to us today and said Meghan wore their Boat t-shirt, £34.00 ($37.59 USD). The company offers shipping to the US.
The shirt is a knit blend of 50% cotton, 50% modal and we were told that the white version is made slightly thicker making it a non-see-through t-shirt. Described on the site as a classic take on the brand’s scoop-neck shirt, it is also reversible, switching to black.
Meghan carried a new Givenchy bag today. It is the brand’s GV3 frame bag, $2,250 USD.
The Duchess also wore the shoes seen in Cheshire, the Sarah Flint ‘Perfect Pump 100’ ($355)
Here are links to our other two Ireland posts:
And here are a couple of videos you may enjoy. This first one is about 2-minutes and showcases the couple’s time at Trinity College.
This is 2-minute video featuring the Duke and Duchess’s visit to Dog Patch Labs.
— The Royal Family Channel (@RoyalFamilyITNP) July 11, 2018
And this covers the time at Croke Park.
— On Demand News (@ODN) July 11, 2018
- Visit the Croke Park website here, the Facebook page is here, Instagram page here and Twitter feed here
- The Trinity College website is here, the Irish Emigration Museum story about the visit is here
- The Irish Mirror’s live reporting on today’s engagements is here; a Daily Mail story about Meghan’s previous visits to Trinity College is here;
- The Irish Times photo gallery is here;