Meghan Markle and Prince Harry join Queen for RAF Centenary service

  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry join Queen for RAF Centenary service

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry join Queen for RAF Centenary service

The tribute to the RAF, which became the world's first independent air force when it was founded as a separate entity from the British Army and Royal Navy in 1918, began with a service at Westminster Abbey.

They are due to meet Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar and Irish President Michael D Higgins.

It comes "at the request of Her Majesty's Government", a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said.

Highlights of the short two-day trip include a Gaelic sports festival at Croke Park, the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association.

The couple will then depart for Trinity College to learn about Ireland's culture and heritage, including a stop at the Library of Trinity College where the Book of Kells, one of Ireland's greatest cultural treasures, is on display.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are also expected to spend time at the Famine Memorial and visit EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum that tells the story of the 10 million Irish people who have emigrated across the world.

Meghan, 36, and Prince Harry, 33, attended Prince Louis' christening yesterday looking as stylish and loved up as ever.

Donning a fit-and-flare black Dior with a boatneck, not dissimilar from the neckline of her Givenchy wedding dress, Meghan paired it up with a netted hat from Stephen Jones, complementing her elegant side bun which celebrity hairstylists say is fast becoming her signature look since Markle stepped into her royal shoes.

Harry and Meghan's private chartered plane landed in Dublin Airport on Tuesday evening, with Britain's Ambassador to Ireland Robin Barnett and his partner Agnieszka Kepka greeting them as they got off the plane.

The Royals arrive at Westminster Abbey to mark 100 years of the RAF, ahead of the flypast.

They were joined at the ceremony by the Queen and other senior members of the Royal Family, including Prince Charles and Prince William.