The Duchess of Sussex has today captured hearts and won over a nation as she tickled children, joked with a president and played with dogs on her whirlwind tour of Ireland.
Meghan and Harry started a second day of engagements in Dublin with a visit to the official residence of President Michael D Higgins where they bonded over their shared love of rescue pets.
Looking typically elegant in black velvet court shoes, a £3,850 Fendi handbag and a taupe green dress by designer Roland Mouret, Meghan beamed as she met the President, his wife and their Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Meanwhile, cheeky four-year-old Dylan Mahon decided there was only one way to welcome British royalty to Dublin – by pulling Harry’s beard.
Walter Cullen was gently reprimanded by Harry who wagged his finger in comic disapproval, as the three-year-old tugged Meghan’s hair while she looked the other way.
The playful exchanges at the historic Croke Park stadium came ahead of a walkabout at Trinity College, where Meghan told one fan that Dublin was her ‘favourite city.’
As they prepare to watch the World Cup semi final back at Kensington Palace tonight, the Duke asked fans whether they would be cheering for England, telling them: ‘It’s definitely coming home’.
In the afternoon, the couple were in a sombre and reflective mood as they paid a trip to the Famine Memorial at Dublin’s docklands which commemorates the Great Famine of the mid 19th century.
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