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Meghan's wardrobe hat trick: Duchess changes into her THIRD outfit of the day after arriving in Ireland in a green Givenchy dress - as she and Harry attend a glittering garden party in the Irish capital

  • Harry and Meghan are visiting Ireland as part of a series of Royal trips to European Union members states 
  • The Duke and Duchess have made the trip at the request of the UK government in the wake of the Brexit vote
  • They will learn about history and culture of Ireland, visiting Croke Park, home to Gaelic Athletic Association

By Rebecca English In Dublin For The Daily Mail and Siofra Brennan For Mailonline and Sebastian Murphy-bates For Mailonline

Published: 12:22 EDT, 10 July 2018 | Updated: 16:16 EDT, 10 July 2018

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She's had a hectic day, commencing with RAF centenary celebrations in London before jetting to Dublin for her first official overseas visit, but the Duchess of Sussex managed to keep the style stakes high with three outfit changes. 

Meghan, 36, was wearing a green Givenchy top and pencil skirt for her arrival in the Irish capital, but changed into a chic black midi dress by Emilia Wickstead for a garden party at the residence of the British Ambassador to Ireland. 

Earlier in the day, she wore an achingly stylish black fit-and-flare Dior dress to a thanksgiving ceremony for the RAF at Westminster Abbey. 

This evening, Prince Harry made a warm speech to guests at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House and even tried out a few words in the Irish language. 

‘Standing here with you on this beautiful evening, it is easy to see why Ireland has such a special place in the hearts of my family and indeed all those who come here,' he said. 

‘We’re so pleased to be here, for our first official international visit together as a married couple, and we hope it will be the first of many!’

Earlier this evening, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar rolled out the red carpet for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as the royal newlyweds made their first official overseas visit as a married couple to the Republic of Ireland.

The pair were greeted by the Taoiseach at Dublin's Goverment Buildings - the Irish equivalent of 10 Downing Street - where they were shown a plaque laid by Harry's great, great, great grandfather King Edward VII in 1904.

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Meghan changed into her third outfit of the day, donning a glamorous black midi-length dress for a garden party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House
Meghan changed into her third outfit of the day, donning a glamorous black midi-length dress for a garden party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House

Meghan changed into her third outfit of the day, donning a glamorous black midi-length dress for a garden party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House

Go green like the Duchess of Sussex in Givenchy

It's been a busy day for The Duchess of Sussex!

First she joined the rest of the royal family to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force and now she's touched down in Dublin on her first overseas tour with her husband Prince Harry!

Meghan wore a dark navy Dior dress earlier in the day featuring a boat-neck cut, but has now changed into a forest green pencil skirt and matching top.

The stylish set is by Givenchy, who are, of course, the label behind Meghan's iconic wedding dress.

We love the gorgeous green shade that is very fitting for their visit. The flap-front pockets of the skirt add a stylish detail, and Meghan has accessorized perfectly with tan shoes and a tote by her favorite go-to accessories label, Strathberry.

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Meghan wore a chic black dress teamed with heels by Aquazzura, and an elegant clutch from Givenchy 
Meghan wore a chic black dress teamed with heels by Aquazzura, and an elegant clutch from Givenchy 

Meghan wore a chic black dress teamed with heels by Aquazzura, and an elegant clutch from Givenchy 

Cheers! The royal couple enjoyed a glass of bubbly at the end of a long day, which saw them jet to Dublin after attending RAF centenary celebrations in London 
Cheers! The royal couple enjoyed a glass of bubbly at the end of a long day, which saw them jet to Dublin after attending RAF centenary celebrations in London 

Cheers! The royal couple enjoyed a glass of bubbly at the end of a long day, which saw them jet to Dublin after attending RAF centenary celebrations in London 

Prince Harry looked in typically cheerful spirits even after a long day as he made his entrance at a garden party with Meghan 
Prince Harry looked in typically cheerful spirits even after a long day as he made his entrance at a garden party with Meghan 

Prince Harry looked in typically cheerful spirits even after a long day as he made his entrance at a garden party with Meghan 

Still in the honeymoon phase! Harry and Meghan looked in great spirits as the made their entrance
Still in the honeymoon phase! Harry and Meghan looked in great spirits as the made their entrance
The pair exchanged adoring glances as they mingled with guests
The pair exchanged adoring glances as they mingled with guests

Still in the honeymoon phase! Harry and Meghan looked in great spirits as the made their entrance and exchanged adoring glances as they mingled with guests 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are greeted by the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar (right), at Government Buildings during after landing in Ireland this afternoon
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are greeted by the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar (right), at Government Buildings during after landing in Ireland this afternoon

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are greeted by the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar (right), at Government Buildings during after landing in Ireland this afternoon

The Duchess of Sussex descends the stairs of the private jet that carried her and Harry to Dublin as part of their two-day trip to Ireland 
The Duchess of Sussex descends the stairs of the private jet that carried her and Harry to Dublin as part of their two-day trip to Ireland 

The Duchess of Sussex descends the stairs of the private jet that carried her and Harry to Dublin as part of their two-day trip to Ireland 

Meghan Duchess of Sussex  shares a laugh with the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, right, at government buildings in Dublin 
Meghan Duchess of Sussex  shares a laugh with the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, right, at government buildings in Dublin 

Meghan Duchess of Sussex  shares a laugh with the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, right, at government buildings in Dublin 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin City Airport for the start of their visit to Dublin, Ireland 
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin City Airport for the start of their visit to Dublin, Ireland 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin City Airport for the start of their visit to Dublin, Ireland 

Then known as King of Great Britain and Ireland, he laid the foundation stone for what was originally The Royal College of Science before the impressive building became occupied by the new Irish Free State government from 1922.

Despite the febrile political atmosphere reaching fever pitch at home, Brexit chat appeared off the menu - in public at least - as ministers were reportedly told not to mention the referendum, according to the Irish press.

Mr Varadkar had vowed to 'roll out the red carpet' to welcome Harry and Meghan and greeted them with warmly with a handshake after they pulled up to the historic building in the capital's Merrion Street just after 6pm in a chauffeur-driven blue Range Rover. 

'The unseasonably warm weather appeared to be an immediate topic of conversation as Mr Varadkar pointed out the parched brown grass around the fountain at the front of the parliament. Ireland is officially "in drought" having not had any rain for three weeks - the longest heatwave since the famously scorching summer of 1976.

Prince Harry and the Irish Taoiseach where heard talking about rugby as they made their way around Government Buildings
Prince Harry and the Irish Taoiseach where heard talking about rugby as they made their way around Government Buildings

Prince Harry and the Irish Taoiseach where heard talking about rugby as they made their way around Government Buildings

Sources said that Harry and Mr Vardkar discussed the possibility of Irish athletes taking part in the Invictus Games in the future 
Sources said that Harry and Mr Vardkar discussed the possibility of Irish athletes taking part in the Invictus Games in the future 

Sources said that Harry and Mr Vardkar discussed the possibility of Irish athletes taking part in the Invictus Games in the future 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sign the visitor book watched by Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar (right) at Government Buildings during their visit to Dublin
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sign the visitor book watched by Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar (right) at Government Buildings during their visit to Dublin

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sign the visitor book watched by Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar (right) at Government Buildings during their visit to Dublin

First stop was a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar who said the couple would be made very welcome in the Irish capital 
First stop was a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar who said the couple would be made very welcome in the Irish capital 

First stop was a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar who said the couple would be made very welcome in the Irish capital 

The couple were then shown a inside to view a stained glassed window representing the four provinces of Ireland - Leinster, Munster, Connaught and Ulster - which prompted a quick chat about the rugby. Former sports minister Mr Varadkar asked rugby fan Harry if he had watched the England versus Ireland game to which he replied: 'Which one?'

The couple turned to wave at iPhone wielding wellwishers who gathered behind a rope in a sealed off corridor to catch a coveted glimpse. 

They were then taken to Mr Varadkar's private offices where they were introduced to a number of employees including 18-year-old intern Tabitha Owen, from London, who is on a short summer secondment before starting a PPE degree at Oxford in September. 

'You're really busy?,' asked Harry. 'What time do you normally knock off? Not until very late? Ah!' 

Referencing the student's connection to the UK, Mr Varadkar told the couple his 'big sister' worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital.  

Dressed in an emerald green Givenchy dress, Meghan seemed more au fait with the agenda than her husband, reminding him that now it was: 'Time to sign the visitors' book.' After briefly discussing who should sign first Harry picked up the fountain pen.

Signing simply 'Harry', the Duke joked: 'I never sign big enough.' Then when Meghan - a former calligrapher - signed her name with a flourish, he added: 'Your's is much nicer than mine.'

Sitting down for private talks with Mr Varadkar, the Taoiseach asked whether the couple would have any private time during their whistlestop tour of Dublin. 

'It's just business really,' Harry replied. 

According to sources, the Taoiseach and Prince Harry discussed the possibility of the Irish Defence Forces participating in the Invitus Games during their private meeting. 

The Duke and Duchess have had a busy day after fitting in celebrations for the RAF centenary and a meeting with Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin 
The Duke and Duchess have had a busy day after fitting in celebrations for the RAF centenary and a meeting with Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin 

The Duke and Duchess have had a busy day after fitting in celebrations for the RAF centenary and a meeting with Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin 

Close couple! The Duke and Duchess sweetly held hands as they attended a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House
Close couple! The Duke and Duchess sweetly held hands as they attended a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House

Close couple! The Duke and Duchess sweetly held hands as they attended a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House

Raise your glasses!

The Games, which were created by the Prince, offer an opportunity for wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel to take part in sports including wheelchair basketball and indoor rowing. It was noted that other countries which limit their military activities to peacekeeping have taken part in past.

The Duchess told the Taoiseach that she is an honour member of the Philosophical Society in Trinity College.

And it was noted that she studied at NWU Chicago where Mr Varadkar’s partner Dr Matt Barrett works at the University Hospital.

Prince Harry mentioned on several occasions how much his father, Charles, enjoys visiting Ireland.

He also asked about the housing and homelessness crisis facing the country.

Prince Harry's speech at the British Ambassador's residence  

Tánaiste, Ambassador, a Dhaoine Uaisle.

Good evening.

Thank you for the warm welcome we’ve received since being in this beautiful country. Meghan and I are delighted to be here in Dublin and in the beautiful gardens of Glencairn.

And to the Tánaiste, a special thank you. As some of you may know, he showed my father around his home city of Cork just a couple of weeks ago, so we’re very grateful to you for joining us here this evening as well.

My father was telling us last week how much he had enjoyed his recent visit; but said that each of his visits, over the years, holds a special place in his memory. My grandmother, The Queen, also spoke of her own visit in 2011 and the fantastic welcome that she too received.

Standing here with you on this beautiful evening, it is easy to see why Ireland has such a special place in the hearts of my family and indeed,

all those who come here.

We’re so pleased to be here, for our first official international visit together as a married couple, and we hope it will be the first of many!

As each other’s closest neighbours, the UK and Ireland’s relationship is unique; our shared history is long and complex. There have of course been challenging, and at times tragic, periods of that relationship.

Tomorrow we hope to have the opportunity to reflect on some of those difficult passages in our history when we visit Croke Park and the Famine Memorial.

On this visit we will also celebrate just how much unites us. This is a very special relationship between two proud, sovereign countries. We share common values; culture, business links, family ties, and possibly a similar sense of humour. Our relationship is of course informed by our history, but it is also one which is now dynamic and forward looking.

This evening we are extremely fortunate to be joined by many of those who are shaping the future of Ireland. You embody the energy which characterises this amazing country and are leaders in your respective fields: social entrepreneurs harnessing technology to design creative solutions to some of society’s most pressing problems; world renowned athletes; award winning actors; and men and women of the defence force who are marking 60 years of service to global peacekeeping missions.

I have the greatest confidence that the friendship, collaboration and mutual understanding that our two countries have built up over the years will endure and it will grow.

I will finish by drawing on the words of President Higgins during his extraordinarily successful visit to the UK in 2014, which we still remember with admiration. He quoted the traditional Irish saying: ‘Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine’ - “we live in each other’s shadows” - we shield each other, and rely on each other for shelter.

That sentiment is as apt now as it was then, as we draw strength from one another as neighbours, partners, and above all friends.

I would like to toast The President of Ireland and the people of Ireland.

Sláinte!

'The Duke was also very interested in our tech industry and the Duchess has an interest in encouraging women taking up STEM subjects,' the source said.

Around 10 minutes later they re-emerged into the Dublin sun with Prince Harry repeatedly saying 'thank you, thank you', as he made his way to a waiting car.

Earlier Mr Varadkar said the Royal visit - the first official overseas trip undertaken by the couple since their Windsor wedding last May - was very significant and underlined the importance of Anglo-Irish relations.

'I am really looking forward to Prince Harry and Meghan (Markle) coming to Dublin and I think they are going to be made very welcome,' the Taoiseach said. 

The trio paused for a photo opportunity and gave the media a wave before going inside for talks with Prim Minister Leo Varadkar 
The trio paused for a photo opportunity and gave the media a wave before going inside for talks with Prim Minister Leo Varadkar 

The trio paused for a photo opportunity and gave the media a wave before going inside for talks with Prim Minister Leo Varadkar 

The Duchess of Sussex is pictured in the car that picked her up from Dublin City Airport at the start of the two-day royal visit to Ireland 
The Duchess of Sussex is pictured in the car that picked her up from Dublin City Airport at the start of the two-day royal visit to Ireland 

The Duchess of Sussex is pictured in the car that picked her up from Dublin City Airport at the start of the two-day royal visit to Ireland 

Meghan in an appropriately forest green Givenchy dress at the Dublin airport this afternoon
Meghan in an appropriately forest green Givenchy dress at the Dublin airport this afternoon
Meghan descends the steps of the private jet in Dublin
Meghan descends the steps of the private jet in Dublin

A smiling Harry was the first to step off the jet followed by Meghan in an appropriately forest green Givenchy outfit at the Dublin airport this afternoon following RAF celebrations in London

Prince Harry waves at admirers as he and his wife begin their first official visit abroad as a married couple with a two-day visit to Ireland 
Prince Harry waves at admirers as he and his wife begin their first official visit abroad as a married couple with a two-day visit to Ireland 

Prince Harry waves at admirers as he and his wife begin their first official visit abroad as a married couple with a two-day visit to Ireland 

'It is the first visit they will have made overseas since they got married and even though they haven't officially visited Ireland before, I think they are going to be extremely welcome and I look forward to welcoming them.'

One a previous visit to Ireland in 2013, former actress Meghan visited the Guinness Storehouse where she learned to pour a pint of Guinness in front of the press.

The royal visit follows on from Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall's trip to Cork and Kerry last month.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Dublin on their first foreign tour as a married couple as the government looks to use the Royal's 'soft power' to bolster a post-Brexit relationship.

The royal couple will learn about the history and culture of Ireland, including the famine which drove millions to emigrate across the world 
The royal couple will learn about the history and culture of Ireland, including the famine which drove millions to emigrate across the world 

The royal couple will learn about the history and culture of Ireland, including the famine which drove millions to emigrate across the world 

Meghan signing the visitors book after her meeting with Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Vardkar 
Meghan signing the visitors book after her meeting with Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Vardkar 

Meghan signing the visitors book after her meeting with Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Vardkar 

The couple received a warm welcome from Ireland's Leo Varadkar on a sunny evening in the Irish capital 
The couple received a warm welcome from Ireland's Leo Varadkar on a sunny evening in the Irish capital 

The couple received a warm welcome from Ireland's Leo Varadkar on a sunny evening in the Irish capital 

Amy Pickerill, private secretary to the Duchess of Sussex, arrives with the Royal couple at Dublin Airport as they begin their tour of the republic 
Amy Pickerill, private secretary to the Duchess of Sussex, arrives with the Royal couple at Dublin Airport as they begin their tour of the republic 

Amy Pickerill, private secretary to the Duchess of Sussex, arrives with the Royal couple at Dublin Airport as they begin their tour of the republic 

The newly-weds flew in from London by private jet after attending events to mark the centenary of the RAF at Buckingham Palace.

Aides said the couple had been officially approved to charter a plane rather than take a regular scheduled flight. The couple have an entourage of eleven with them including a hairdresser and a personal assistant, which are being paid for privately according to Kensington Palace.

A smiling Harry was the first to step off the jet followed by Meghan in an appropriately forest green outfit by Givenchy, the same designer behind her wedding dress.

Waiting to greet them at the bottom of the plane's steps was Britain's Ambassador to Ireland Robin Barnett, his partner Agnieszka Kepka and senior officials from the British embassy.

The duke and duchess looked relaxed as they made their way down the steps and shook the hands of the waiting officials in turn, before being led to their car at the head of a motorcade.

Nearby nine Garda motorbike outriders were waiting to escort the couple to a meeting with Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

As their car pulled away Harry, looking smart in a suit, shirt and tie, smiled at the ranks of journalists, photographers and cameramen capturing the moment and waved at them.

Harry and Meghan's first visit abroad on behalf of the UK Government will see them take in a Gaelic sports festival at Croke Park, attend a summer garden party at the British ambassador's Residence and visit Trinity College during ten engagements over 24 hours in the Irish capital.

Meghan supports Scottish brand Strathberry in Dublin 

Meghan carried a £495 midi-tote in burgundy, navy and vanilla by the small Scottish brand Strathberry for her first official engagement as Harry's bride-to-be back in November. 

And the stylish bag was later revealed to have sold out in just 11 minutes according to the label, launched in 2013. 

When Meghan opted for a bottle green Strathberry East/ West mini for her first official visit to Scotland in February - within minutes it was listed as out of stock on the retailer's website.

Today she showed her support for the brand yet again in Dublin, carrying its Midi Tote in tan leather, costing £475.   

Strathberry was founded by couple Guy and Leeanne Hundleby who left their jobs in finance to establish the brand. 

The Hundlebys previously revealed sales overall have sky-rocketed by 40 per cent since it emerged that the former actress is a fan. 

Meghan sparked a sales frenzy when she sported the Strathberry Midi Tote in burgundy, navy and vanilla for her first official engagement with Harry in Nottingham in December 2017
Meghan sparked a sales frenzy when she sported the Strathberry Midi Tote in burgundy, navy and vanilla for her first official engagement with Harry in Nottingham in December 2017

Meghan sparked a sales frenzy when she sported the Strathberry Midi Tote in burgundy, navy and vanilla for her first official engagement with Harry in Nottingham in December 2017

Meghan gave the brand another boost when she wore its green Strathberry East/ West mini for her first official visit to Scotland in February
Meghan gave the brand another boost when she wore its green Strathberry East/ West mini for her first official visit to Scotland in February

Meghan gave the brand another boost when she wore its green Strathberry East/ West mini for her first official visit to Scotland in February

The Duchess carried a tan version of the £475 Strathberry Midi Tote as she met with Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at government buildings 
The Duchess carried a tan version of the £475 Strathberry Midi Tote as she met with Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at government buildings 

The Duchess carried a tan version of the £475 Strathberry Midi Tote as she met with Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at government buildings 

The trip has been designed to promote good diplomatic relations with Ireland, with Brexit sure to be high on their agenda. 

It is the latest in a series of foreign trips the royal family have made to European Union member states in the wake of Britain's impending exit from the bloc.

The 'soft diplomacy' the monarchy employs is used to renew and strengthen relationships with countries even as Britain breaks away from the EU.

Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar are formally welcoming the couple  who will enjoy a summer garden party at Glencairn, the official residence of Britain's Ambassador to Ireland Robin Barnett.

Prince Harry will speak at the event, where guests will include people from across Ireland's arts, sports, military and social enterprise sectors.

Meghan looked elegant in a Givenchy top and pencil skirt for her first official visit to the Irish capital 
Meghan looked elegant in a Givenchy top and pencil skirt for her first official visit to the Irish capital 

Meghan looked elegant in a Givenchy top and pencil skirt for her first official visit to the Irish capital 

The trio chatted about the unseasonably warm weather as the Irish Prime Minister gave the royals a tour of Government Buildings 
The trio chatted about the unseasonably warm weather as the Irish Prime Minister gave the royals a tour of Government Buildings 

The trio chatted about the unseasonably warm weather as the Irish Prime Minister gave the royals a tour of Government Buildings 

Meghan glanced adoringly at her husband of two months as they enjoyed a meeting with Ireland's Taoiseach 
Meghan glanced adoringly at her husband of two months as they enjoyed a meeting with Ireland's Taoiseach 

Meghan glanced adoringly at her husband of two months as they enjoyed a meeting with Ireland's Taoiseach 

The couple's entourage includes Harry and Megan's private secretary, Ed Lane Fox, their assistant private secretary, Amy Pickerill, and the prince's special advisor on foreign issues, Sir David Manning.

It also includes their communications secretary Jason Knauf, a further three press officers including their own social media PR, a programme co-ordinator, a PA, an orderly and a hairdresser, who is being paid for privately. 

The trip to Dublin is not the first time the couple have been away since their May 19 wedding. They slipped away unnoticed for their honeymoon and the destination for the traditional break has remained under wraps for now.

Over the coming days the couple will meet the people of Dublin and will visit organisations which are central to Irish life.

They will attend a Gaelic sports festival at Croke Park, the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association, to watch youngsters taking part in sporting activities.

Meghan 2014 visit to the Irish capital

Meghan previously visited Dublin in 2014 in her former role as a One Young World Counsellor. 

The UK-based charity gathers 'the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change'. 

During the One Young World Summit in Dublin in 2014, Meghan joined a panel discussion on Bridging the Gender Gap, which dealt with gender bias and stereotypes in the media

The theme of the annual summit was Peace and Conflict Resolution, using Ireland's history as an example to guide discussion. 

Writing about One Young World on her now defunct lifestyle blog TheTig, Meghan said: 'When I was asked to be a Counsellor at One Young World my response was a resounding "yes". 

'One Young World invites young adults from all over the world who are actively working to transform the socio-political landscape by being the greater good. 

'They are delegates who are speaking out against human rights violations, environmental crises, gender equality issues, discrimination and injustice. They are the change.' 

'The energy is palpable and to be able to be part of that is an honour.' 

Meghan previously visited Dublin in 2014 for the One Young World Summit, where she joined a panel discussion on Bridging the Gender Gap
Meghan previously visited Dublin in 2014 for the One Young World Summit, where she joined a panel discussion on Bridging the Gender Gap

Meghan previously visited Dublin in 2014 for the One Young World Summit, where she joined a panel discussion on Bridging the Gender Gap

Meghan and Harry 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 who have emigrated across the world.

The royal couple will also 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.

Harry and Meghan will meet children and young people taking part in free coding workshops, and will also have the opportunity to talk to female tech entrepreneurs.

A new hairdo for Dublin! Meghan unveils a twist on her go-to style as she arrives in Ireland with a side bun and centre parting

By SIOFRA BRENNAN FOR MAILONLINE 

She's recently abandoned her beloved messy bun in favour of a more sleek and formal updo, and today the Duchess of Sussex debuted a new twist on the look.

Stepping off the place in Dublin for her first official overseas visit with Harry, Meghan showed off a neat side bun with a side parting.

It was a departure from the more severe style she's worn on several occasions, with hair swept to the back of her head with her hair parted down the middle.

The Duchess wore her hair in a neat updo with a side parting, lending a less severe look to the formal style 
The Duchess wore her hair in a neat updo with a side parting, lending a less severe look to the formal style 
She wore her hair in swept back bun with a centre parting to a reception at Marlborough House in London last week
She wore her hair in swept back bun with a centre parting to a reception at Marlborough House in London last week

The Duchess wore her hair in a neat updo with a side parting, lending a less severe look to the formal style. She wore her hair in swept back bun with a centre parting to a reception at Marlborough House in London last week 

Celebrity hairdresser James Johnson told Femail: 'The changing of a parting can alter your whole style, instantly.

'By keeping the side bun low and opposite, she's kept the symmetry in her look. This helps keep the over-style elegant, yet with a slight twist, making the hair a focal point.

'By keeping the hair balanced Meghans created a formal, more structured style, ideal for any royal appearance.

'Switching up the parting can create more dimension for any look, perfect for a plain outfit like Meghan has on here, giving the whole look more personality.

She ditched the messy bun she used to favour, seen here on a visit to Northern Ireland in March
She ditched the messy bun she used to favour, seen here on a visit to Northern Ireland in March
But Meghan did mix things up today with a side parting and side bun
But Meghan did mix things up today with a side parting and side bun

 She ditched the messy bun she used to favour, seen here on a visit to Northern Ireland in March (left). But Meghan did mix things up today with a side parting and side bun 

The Duchess also showed off her prowess at literal dressing, wearing a top and pencil skirt by Givenchy in forest green, in a nod to the colour closely associated with the Emerald Isle.

And she carried a £475 tan tote bag by Strathberry, the small Scottish brand whose designs Meghan has previously caused to sell out.

This engagement is likely to be of particular interest to the Duchess, who has been outspoken on the topic of female empowerment.

It's been a busy time for the newlyweds who kicked off the week by attending Prince Louis' christening at St James's Palace on Monday.

Earlier today, they joined fellow members of the royal family for service to mark 100 years of the RAF at Westminster Abbey, followed by a flypast at Buckingham Palace.

Finding her royal feet! Meghan puts on a confident display on the Buckingham Palace balcony one month after her nervous debut at Trooping the Colour

She's less than two months into her role as the Duchess of Sussex, but today Meghan Markle proved she's finding her feet during celebrations for the RAF Centenary.

The former Suits star looked poised and confident as she joined the royal family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace for the flypast, which saw the largest concentration of military aircraft in recent memory form in the skies above London to commemorate the milestone.

The Queen, 92, looked up in wonder at the aeronautical display, which celebrated the history of the RAF and featured the return of Second World War aircraft including the Spitfires and Lancaster bombers, and followed a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey earlier today.

The Duchess of Sussex showed off her new confidence today as she stood in pride of place alongside the Queen on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the RAF centenary celebrations 
The Duchess of Sussex showed off her new confidence today as she stood in pride of place alongside the Queen on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the RAF centenary celebrations 

The Duchess of Sussex showed off her new confidence today as she stood in pride of place alongside the Queen on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the RAF centenary celebrations 

The former Suits star seemed nervous during her Buckingham Palace debut at Trooping the Colour exactly a month ago 
The former Suits star seemed nervous during her Buckingham Palace debut at Trooping the Colour exactly a month ago 

The former Suits star seemed nervous during her Buckingham Palace debut at Trooping the Colour exactly a month ago 

Meghan looked at ease as she smiled warmly at her new husband Prince Harry 
Meghan looked at ease as she smiled warmly at her new husband Prince Harry 

Meghan looked at ease as she smiled warmly at her new husband Prince Harry 

Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, three, were allowed to watch the spectacle from a window of the palace
Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, three, were allowed to watch the spectacle from a window of the palace
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