Meghan wears green as the Duke and Duchess arrive in Dublin

GettyMeghan Markle Samantha has been a vocal critic of her estranged half sister

GettyMeghan Markle Samantha has been a vocal critic of her estranged half sister

As an Honorary Air Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets, the Duchess of Cambridge has added her sparkling Air Cadets Dacre brooch to her lapel. Other members of the team are Harry's Private Secretary Ed Lane Fox, Meghan's Private Secretary Amy Pickerill, the couple's advisor Sir David Manning, Kensington Palace Communications Secretary Jason Knauf, press officers Ciara Berry and Emily Rosselli, and a digital media photographer.

After arriving at Dublin City Airport, Harry and Meghan were due to meet with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

They will also visit Trinity College, the Famine Memorial and the Irish Emigration Museum over the course of their stay.

Later today, Meghan and Harry will fly to Dublin where they'll spend the next two days.

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The visit was organised at the request of the British government.

At a particularly tumultuous time for the United Kingdom, the visit is seen as an attempt to maintain friendly relations with Ireland n the content of Brexit.

The British royal family have had a very busy Summer already, and are showing no sign of slowing down.

The whistlestop 24-hour visit is their first official overseas trip as a married couple, with the Foreign Office hoping it will underscore the importance of maintaining good relations throughout and after the Brexit process.

"They are looking forward to learning more about Ireland's history and experiencing its rich culture, as well as meeting the people who are shaping the country's future".

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