If your invitation to the royal wedding got lost in the mail, never fear. If you’ll be visiting Ireland between May 17
you’ve still got a good chance of glimpsing British royalty.
At the invitation of Irish president, Mary McAleese, Queen Elizabeth II of England will make a planned visit to Ireland from May 17 – 20. While she’s in the Emerald Isle, Her Majesty and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, will visit Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland’s largest sports arena. They’ll also attend at a state dinner at Dublin Castle and make a stop in Kildare to see the Ireland National Stud as well as visit Cork and Cashel.
Unbeknownst to most Americans, due to political tensions between the two nations a British monarch has not visited Ireland in a hundred years. King George V, Queen Elizabeth’s grandfather, came to Ireland with Queen Mary in 1911.
According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen is “pleased” to be making the trip and is looking forward to it. No doubt the Irish people and President McAleese are looking forward to it as well!
Find out more details about the Queens visit as it happens here: