Kate Middleton and Prince William have announced an official visit to Ireland next month 7 months ago

Kate Middleton and Prince William have announced an official visit to Ireland next month

Kate Middleton and Prince William have announced they will be visiting Ireland next month.

Kensington Palace confirmed the news of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's impending visit on Instagram on Tuesday.

The visit will take place from Tuesday, March 3 until Thursday, March 5. The official visit is at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March," Kensington Palace said. "The visit is at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Further details will be advised in due course."

 

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Last month, The Irish Sun reported that the Cambridges were set to visit Ireland in March. 

The exact details of royal visits are kept under wraps until shortly before they happen due to security concerns.

However, sources told the publication that the Cambridges will be taking part in a number of engagements over the course of the two-day visit - and that it will most likely take place in Cork and Dublin.

 

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It comes as the Duchess recently shared a powerful message in honour of Children's Mental Health Week.

The Duchess of Cambridge - who is a patron of the UK children's charity Place2Be - encouraged children to be "courageous" and to share their worries in the heartfelt note.

“For many children today, the world can feel a scary and daunting place. While we might not always feel brave inside, even the smallest act – such as sharing a worry or asking for help – can be incredibly courageous," she said [via The Sun].

“Helping children to feel confident about seeking support can have a transformational impact on their lives. Being able to try new things and push ourselves outside of our comfort zone are important skills that can build children’s resilience and self-esteem," she continued. "Learning these skills early in life can give children tools to cope with future challenges they may face in adulthood."

The theme for 2020's Children's Mental Health Week is 'Find Your Brave'. And the Duchess of Cambridge added that she was "so pleased" to be supporting Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week once again.