Do Dublin Like The Duke And Duchess

The world’s most famous newlyweds paid a visit to Dublin earlier this year. Is it time you planned an Irish trip fit for royalty?

This summer the newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex touch down in Dublin for their first international visit as husband and wife, not to mention Harry’s very first visit to the Emerald Isle. With an itinerary packed full of cultural gems, Harry and Meghan saw the best of the Irish capital during their whirlwind getaway.

Find out what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got up to and how you can recreate their regal city break.

Watch GAA teams duke it out

From polo to skiing, everyone knows Harry loves sports. And no sport lover’s trip to Dublin is complete without a visit to Croke Park. The pair are attending a Gaelic sports festival, but there’s always lots to do at the stadium.

The hurling and Gaelic football season runs until the middle of September and there’s nothing quite like seeing a match live. And even if you’re not a sports fan, you’ll be blown away by the Skyline tour. This takes you 17 storeys into the air so you can soak in panoramic views of the city.

Victoria sponge to go?

Harry and Meghan are heading to the British Ambassador’s residence for a summer garden party when they’re in Dublin. But even if you don’t get an invite to the Ambassador’s digs, a sunny day in the city is always well spent outdoors.

Fancy a delectable picnic with a regal feel? Pick up supplies from Dublin institution Queen of Tarts. This patisserie is famous for its sweet treats but the savory options are equally delicious.

Grab your food to go and have your very own garden party in leafy St Stephen’s Green Park.

The jewel in Dublin’s crown

One of the oldest jewellers in Dublin, Weldon’s is a mecca for people seeking out the finest antique gems. It’s been open for over 125 years and this discreet family-run business has welcomed lots of famous faces through its doors.

So if you (or Meghan) is looking for an elegant souvenir to remember your trip, this is the perfect place to find it.

Irish academia with royal roots

Trinity College Dublin is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city. Established by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592, this is one of the highlights in the happy couple’s schedule.

Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin

And the good news is you don’t have to be part of the royal family to take in the sights at Trinity. Walk in the shoes of Harry and Meghan on your trip and wander around the beautiful grounds. Then head inside the 18th century Old Library building and marvel at the Book of Kells, one of Ireland’s most valuable treasures.

Food fit for a duchess

Located just outside of the city centre, Heron & Grey is one of the most in-demand restaurants in Ireland. Meghan is known for her love of food and wine, so we’re sure the new royal would fit right in at this establishment.

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With a 10-course tasting menu starring seasonal produce foraged in the greater Dublin area, this is a meal to remember. If you want to try it out for yourself, book your table in advance as reservations fill up fast. But we’re guessing if Meghan wanted to stop in for a bite, they might just make an exception…

Tales of an EPIC journey

Bringing the past to life with cutting-edge technology, EPIC The Irish Immigration Museum is the only fully digital museum in the world. The Duke and Duchess are planning to visit the interactive space, where they will learn about the 10 million people who left Ireland over 1,500 years.

Head over to the docklands on your next trip to the capital to hear these remarkable stories for yourself. Then you can start to understand how Irish immigration helped to shape the world.

Sleep like a princess

The Shelbourne is one of the most prestigious hotels in Dublin. It has a history stretching back over 200 years and has a guest list full of impressive names.

We reckon Harry and Meghan would feel quite at home in the hotel’s Princess Grace suite. Named after the actor who went on to marry Monaco’s Prince Rainier, this is one of the most expensive suites in the city.

Princess Grace Suite, The Shelbourne, Dublin
Princess Grace Suite, The Shelbourne, Dublin

If your budget doesn’t stretch quite that far but you still want a taste of that luxury, treat yourself to a stay in one of the gorgeous Queen or Deluxe rooms.

Fly to Dublin in style with Ireland’s only 4-star airline. Flights from Britain take off from lots of convenient locations around the country.