Prince William and Duchess Kate will visit Ireland in March

By Heather Cichowski

Duchess Kate and Prince William are headed to Ireland! The Cambridges made the exciting announcement on Feb. 11.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Ireland from March 3 to March 5 at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Further details about the royal engagement have yet to be released, but they will be announced in due course. And we will keep you updated on all the exciting information!

Ireland is already eagerly awaiting the visit.

"We look forward to welcoming The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Ireland next month," the British Embassy in Dublin tweeted after the announcement.

Cheers! William and Kate enjoy a pint on St. Patrick's Day at the Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, London in 2019. Photo: © Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Royals fans are also celebrating on social media.

"Have a great trip! Enjoy your time in Ireland, Prince William and Duchess Catherine!" said one well-wisher in response to Kensington Palace's tweet.

"Thanks for all the public duties that you do. I appreciate you," another replied.

Many are also looking forward to seeing what Kate will wear.

"So excited to see this! I love the Duchess in emerald garments, stunning as always," one person tweeted. "Happy to see both William and Catherine so often this year, what have we done to deserve this?"

PHOTOS: Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla make rare joint outing to military rehabilitation centre

Quite a number of royals have visited the Emerald Isle in recent years. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan went on a two-day tour of Ireland in July 2018. The trip held significance because it was their first royal tour outside the United Kingdom as a married couple.

Who's a good dog? Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan had a laugh with Irish President Michael Higgins, his wife Sabina Coyne and the couple's two Bernese mountain dogs, Bród and Síoda, at Aras an Uachtarain in July 2018. Photo: © Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage

More recently, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla toured Ireland in May 2019. Their two-day trip included visiting with Ireland’s President, Michael D. Higgins, and wife Sabina Coyne, enjoying an Irish dance performance at the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in Enniskerry and attending a dinner to celebrate UK/Ireland relations at Glencairn.

Dancing feet! Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla enjoy traditional Irish dancing. Photo: © Pool/Getty Images

According to HELLO! UK, William and Kate are reportedly eager to visit Cork after the Queen's history-making visit to the country in 2011, when she became the first British royal to visit Ireland in 100 years.

The foursome were in good spirits at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre in Loughborough. Photo: © Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images

William and Kate have been busy. The pair joined Charles and Camilla in a rare joint engagement on Feb. 11 in Loughborough to visit the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre.

Prior to that, they visited Wales on Feb. 4 on an action-packed schedule featuring four engagements. Kate also had an unexpected reunion with two of her teachers!

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