Britain’s Prince Charles to visit Republic of Ireland
Britain’s Prince Charles will visit the Republic of Ireland next month.
The heir apparent and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, will embark on a four day tour in mid May, during which they will also stop over in Northern Ireland.
The 66-year-old royal – who first visited the Republic of Ireland in 1995 – will reportedly visit Mullaghmore in County Sligo, the site where his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten was killed at the hands of the IRA in 1979.
According to BBC News, the itinerary isn’t yet finalised but the couple are also thought to have planned visits to Drumcliffe Church and Lissadell House which are both in the area.
Clarence House has said the trip is going ahead on the request of the British government and Charlie Flanagan, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, has admitted he is looking forward to their visit.
He said: “Following the reciprocal state visits of recent years, this visit to Ireland will represent a further expression of the warm and friendly relations which now exist between us.
“We look forward to their arrival next month, and to a visit programme which reflects the quality of these relations.”