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27th Sep 2018

There Was A Secret Enough ‘Royal Visit’ Today In Dublin And Most People Missed It

Darragh Berry

Remember all the fuss about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s visit during the summer?

Well, there was literally none of that today despite the fact that Dublin witnessed another Royal Visit.

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina welcomed the Royal Family’s Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, to Áras An Uachtaráin today.

The visitors chatted to the President who is facing an election soon and even rang the Peace bell while there.

Yesterday, Michael D set up an Instagram page and honestly this photo of him before and during a Mexican Wave at a match is literally the best thing you’ll see all week.

In a short statement back in July, the President said he will be “offering himself as an independent candidate, under Article 12.4.4 of Bunreacht na hÉireann, when the Ministerial Order for a Presidential Election is made later this year.

“The Government has been informed”.

On the fourth count of the 2011 election, Higgins was elected by a massive 1,007,104 votes to Sean Gallagher’s 628,114.

Higgins also had almost 40% of the first preference votes in the election and won overall by a majority of 56.8% to Gallagher’s 35.5%.

You can find more photos from today’s visit here.

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