President and Sabina Higgins welcomed H.R.H. the Duke of Cambridge and H.R.H. the Duchess of Cambridge at the start of their official visit to Ireland.
The Duke and Duchess were invited to sign the Visitors’ Book in the State Reception Room and, after their bilateral meeting, President and Sabina Higgins accompanied their guests to the Peace Bell in the grounds of Áras an Uachtaráin.
President Michael D. Higgins had met HRH the Duke of Cambridge before, including in Belgium in June 2014, at the centenary commemorations of the start of the First World War, and in July 2016 at an event marking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
Read the statement about the meeting here.