Security operation underway with Prince Charles and Camilla set to visit Ireland next month 4 months ago

Security operation underway with Prince Charles and Camilla set to visit Ireland next month

They plan on visiting Tipperary in March.

A major security operation is said to be underway ahead of the arrival of Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall to Ireland next month.

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As The Journal reports, the royal couple are set to visit Tipperary on a private visit in March. They plan on stopping by Cahir Castle and the Rock of Cashel.

The future king may also visit Coolmore Stud in Fethard.

The Journal claims that the planning of the upcoming visit is at an "advanced stage", and that staff from the British Embassy have visited the stops in the itinerary over the past few weeks.

It is also understood the the Gardaí have already developed a policing plan ahead of the royal visit.

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The upcoming trip sees Charles follow in his mother's footsteps. Queen Elizabeth II visited Tipperary during her first official trip to Ireland in 2011.

Máirín McGrath, a local Independent Councillor for Cahir welcomed the news of Charles and Camilla's visit.

He said: "Cahir is a growing tourist town and the level of publicity this would bring for the town would only enhance that further – it is great he has picked South Tipperary."

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He added: "The visit of Prince Charles will be really well received here locally as the visit of Queen Elizabeth was eleven years ago."

News of Charles and Camilla's upcoming visit to Ireland comes after they both tested positive for Covid-19. Charles tested positive for the virus for the second time last week, and Camilla subsequently tested positive four days later.

The couple self-isolated, and according to a statement, followed the UK Government's guidelines.

Just a few weeks ago, the Queen announced that on her son's accession to the throne, Camilla will receive the title of Queen's consort.

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Camilla said that she was "honoured" and "touched" by the announcement.