It's been a whirlwind few days for the Duchess of Sussex as she jumps head-first into a lifetime of royal engagements. 

Just hours after her appearance at the Royal Air Force's centennial at Buckingham Palace, the American activist flew into Ireland with her husband, Prince Harry, for their first royal engagement overseas as a married couple.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

On arrival, Meghan wore a beautiful forest green top from Givenchy with mid-length sleeves and matching pencil skirt with patch pocket detail. 

The Duchess famously chose a Givenchy gown by creative director Clare Waight Keller for her wedding day so we can expect to see her wearing the label in future.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a meeting at the Taoiseach with Leo Varadkar
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet with the Taoiseach

Meghan paired the ensemble with nude heels, a slick up-do and a brown Strathberry bag - one of her favourite brands which we saw her wear in her pre-wedding days.

You can find the bag here for $675 (approx €575)

The couple met with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar before attending a star-studded garden party at the British ambassador's residence at Glencairn in south Dublin.

Prince Harry and Meghan,attend a reception at Glencairn
Prince Harry and Meghan attend a reception at Glencairn

Meghan changed into a black dress for the occasion from New Zealand born designer Emilia Wickstead. 

The former actress lived in Toronto for six years while filming TV series Suits and during that time she fell in love with a number of Canadian designers, including Wickstead.

Meghan accessorised the classic dress with matching black heels and a black clutch.

Markle chatting with Sinéad Burke
Meghan Markle chatting with fashion activist Sinéad Burke

Amongst the 300 guests in attendance were Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman, designers Emma Manley and Helen Steele, activists Sinead Burke and Vicky Phelan, comedian Aisling Bea, director Nora Twomey and journalist Una Mullally.

Click here to see what the Irish celebs wore to meet Harry and Meghan.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet President Higgins
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry meet with President Higgins

Today, Meghan and Harry continued their tour of Dublin with a visit to Áras an Uachtaráin where they met with President Higgins.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet with President Higgins
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit with President Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne

Meghan wore a grey Roland Mouret dress with a draped asymmetric skirt and her signature boatneck neckline for the visit.

 Duchess of Sussex speak to players who are involved in community outreach projects
Harry and Meghan visit Croke Park

The couple managed a quick outfit change ahead of their visit to Croke Park where they spoke with players who are involved in community outreach projects.

Meghan looked chic in a pair of black cigarette pants with a matching blazer which she wore over a simple white top.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Trinity College
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Trinity College

The two had a jam-packed day of engagements including a visit to the Book of Kells at Trinity College Dublin followed by a trip to the Famine Memorial at Custom House Quay.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex view the famine memorial on the bank of the River Liffey
The couple visit the famine memorial on the bank of the River Liffey 

The last event on the couple's itinerary was a visit to EPIC - the Irish Emigration Museum. 


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