Meghan Markle wobbles on the cobbles! Duchess grips Harry as she struggles in Ireland
MEGHAN Markle clung on to her husband Prince Harry as she tottered on the cobbles in her sky-high heels on her second day in Ireland before the royal couple head back home in time for England’s semi-final World Cup showdown
he Duchess of Sussex, who looked elegant in a taupe green dress by designer Roland Mour, quickly reached out to Prince Harry to maintain her balance as she attempted to walk on the cobbles in a pair of black suede stilletos.
She quickly regained composure and the loved up couple proceeded to walk ahead to enter the official residence of President Michael D Higgins holding hands, with their fingers entwined.
Meghan and Harry touched down in Dublin last night for their whirlwind tour of Ireland – their first as a married couple.
During the final day of their visit, Harry and Meghan have a jam-packed schedule where they started off their day by meeting President Higgins and his wife at the statesman’s official residence Aras an Uachtarain, the former British Viceregal lodge in Dublin’s Phoenix Park
As the royals posed for photos with Mr and Mrs Higgins inside the Aras, Harry was asked by a reporter if football was coming home.
The duke replied laughing: “Most definitely.”
His quip comes on the same day England makes a play for the World Cup final against Croatia, which football fan Harry will be keen to get back for.
Last night, the duke refused to be pushed on whether he thinks England have a chance of lifting the trophy in the tournament because he doesn’t want to “jinx” it.
When Ireland rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll quizzed him about the outcome of Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final match on Tuesday night, Harry refused to budge.
The former sports star said: “I asked him, ‘so, is football coming home?’
“But he refused to say it. I think he just said he isn’t as confident as everyone else about England winning tomorrow.
“He said he won’t say it because he doesn’t want to jinx it.”
During the visit to the president’s residence, Harry and Meghan rang a Peace Bell erected in the garden of the grand 18th century house in 2008 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement and toured the grounds with the presidential couple and their two Bernese mountain dogs, Brod and Sioda.
It comes after they were greeted on the portico of the north entrance to Aras an Uachtarain by Art O’Leary, secretary general of the Office of the President.
Mr O’Leary escorted the visitors to the State Reception Room, via the Francini Corridor, which contains busts of Ireland’s past presidents, mounted on marble columns.
The meeting with Mr Higgins and his wife Sabina is the first stop in a packed itinerary for the royal couple on Wednesday when they will meet the people of Dublin and visit organisations which are central to Irish life.
Royal fans were also able to catch a glimpse of the the couple’s signatures as they signed the visitor’s book at the president’s residence.
The couple were also delighted to meet President Higgins and his wife’s adorable Bernese Mountain dogs, Brod and Sioda.
Meghan stroked the pets at the front door before she and Harry shook hands with their hosts and headed off for their second engagement of the day at Croke Park, headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association.
The 36-year-old made sure there was time for a quick outfit change and transformed in to a tailored black trouser suit, with a white vest.
She also took her previous up-do out to unveil her glossy locks.
And it wasn’t just Meghan Markle who changed up the fashion stakes, Harry also unveiled a more casual look in dark grey trousers and a light grey blazer to attend a Gaelic sports festival, the home of the Gaelic Athletic Associationn, but also the site of the 1920 Bloody Sunday massacre that was visited by the Queen during her historic state visit to Ireland in 2011.
The couple will also learn about Ireland’s culture and heritage, including a visit to Trinity College where they will see the Book of Kells, one of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures
The duke and duchess will also have a moment for reflection at the Famine Memorial, before visiting EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum, telling the story of the 10 million Irish people who have emigrated across the world.
The royal couple will learn more about the bright future of Ireland during their time in Dublin, with a visit to DogPatch Labs, a co-working space for technology start-ups.
It is thee second and final day of their pre-Brexit charm offensive in Ireland, which comes less than a month after Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Emerald Isle.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK