Duchess of Cambridge finished the Ireland visit on a Sartorial Node


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After spending time at Tribeton’s Galway 2020 event and Tig Coili, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a quick change of the outfit and headed towards a local Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club to learn more about traditional sports which are popular across Ireland, including hurling and Gaelic football.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge undertook last engagement in Ireland
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The GAA has over 2,200 clubs in all 32 counties of Ireland. Every summer, the inter-county All-Ireland Championships in hurling and football capture the attention of the Irish public and around 1.5 million people attend the GAA Championships from May to September.

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During the visit, as expected the sporty side of William and Catherine was out as they joined children and young people from the club’s teams on the pitch.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge undertook last engagement in Ireland
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William and Catherine were the first members of the British Royal Family to visit the GAA. They gamely took part in Gaelic football training drills and hurling shoot out with young members of the Salthill and Knocknacarra club. It was boys versus girls.

After some missed attempts both were able to score. Duchess narrowly missed the greenhouse window in one of her unsuccessful attempt while William laughed hard at his wife’s attempt. From Hello!’s report, Speaking after the visit, Club secretary Conor McGauran said,

“Symbolically it’s a massive deal for us. The royals have never set foot in a GAA Club before. They’re doing it in our club in Galway and in Salthill and Knocknacarra today. It’s hugely emotional for us.

It’s history being made. Plain and simple. People have been in Croke Park before but they’ve never been in a GAA club before and I think it‚Äôs a massive indication from the royal family about their hopes and intentions to connect even further with the community of Ireland, not just parts of Ireland or the hierarchy. This is more than just symbolic, this is them playing our national sport, this is them getting involved in a community-based organisation that‚Äôs completely run by volunteerism, so to me it’s a huge message of support for Irish-British relations.

People had told the team they are slightly competitive, I would say the slightly should be removed! I would say they’re very competitive as a couple ‚Äď in a nice way! Every partnership should be built on competition as well, right? They had a lot of questions and they kept asking the children, which was the best way to go about it. They asked the children, ‘how difficult is this? How should I go about it?’ And particularly on the shots, I could hear them asking for advice. It’s wonderful to hear adults asking children for advice.”

A video of the visit.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge undertook last engagement in Ireland
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For the last event of the three days royal visit, Duchess of Cambridge chose her comfortable style while giving another sartorial node to the hosts.

Duchess of Cambridge wore Really Wild Clothing Cashmere Mix Cable Cres Coral Sweater
Really Wild Clothing Cashmere Mix Cable Cres Coral Sweater

She wore Really Wild Clothing Cashmere Mix Cable Cres Coral Sweater.  Thanks to Middleton Maven for the id.

Really Wild Clothing Cashmere Mix Cable Cres Coral Sweater
Really Wild Clothing Cashmere Mix Cable Cres Coral Sweater

The ¬£225 Merino and cashmere mix sweater is described as, “Our classic cable knit sweater in coral. The crew neck design and ribbed stitch on the cuffs, make the jumper fitted without clinging. The cable knit weave has been repeated on the front and reverse. This jumper has been knitted in a cashmere and merino blend, so it’s soft to touch and gentle against the skin.”

Zara Premium High Waist Revolve Back Jeans
Zara Premium High Waist Revolve Back Jeans

Duchess paired the sweater with her  Zara Premium High Waist Revolve Back Jeans.

New Balance Vazee Transform Running Shoes
New Balance Vazee Transform Running Shoes

She was wearing her New Balance Vazee Transform Running Shoes.

Duchess of Cambridge wore Daniella Draper mini cupid shamrock hoops in Ireland
Daniella Draper mini cupid shamrock hoops

Her Daniella Draper mini cupid shamrock hoops that she also wore yesterday

Duchess of Cambridge wore Daniella Draper Gold Baby Shamrock Necklace in Ireland
Daniella Draper Gold Baby Shamrock Necklace

and a new matching Daniella Draper Gold Baby Shamrock Necklace finished the look.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge undertook their first official royal visit to Ireland

With this, we came to the end of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first official visit to Ireland. I personally love the vibes of this tour – it was more intimate and less diplomatic. There were many cute moments between the couple showing their chemistry.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge undertook their first official royal visit to Ireland

Royal fashion was on dot with lots of sartorial nodes. William softly but firmly touched many crucial political and historical issues faced by both countries. The visit showed us the charm of Royalty and the warm welcome couple received during the visit is proof of how far both countries have come. Hope to see Duke and Duchess coming back to the country once again.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge undertook their first official royal visit to Ireland

Did you miss any of the events during the visit or would like to relive the fashion moment, no worries click here to go back. 

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge undertook their first official royal visit to Ireland
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Palace shared this collage of letters William and Catherine received during the visit.


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