Island tour

Charles and Camilla visit Ireland’s oldest town as they continue their tour of the island

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will travel to Ireland’s oldest city on Thursday as they continue their tour of the island.

Charles and Camilla, who are on their sixth joint official trip to the Republic, will visit Waterford, fresh from their two-day stay in Northern Ireland.

This is the first time the royal couple have officially visited the county, which will be followed by a trip to County Tipperary where they will end their visit on Friday.

Charles is on his sixth joint official visit to the Republic with Camilla (Niall Carson/PA)

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During the trip, the couple will meet local residents, as well as first responders who have worked to support others throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Charles, a passionate environmentalist, will also meet with farmers, leaders and community organizers to see the work they are doing to produce food and drink more sustainably with the aim of helping the country achieve the goals in matter of climate change.

The couple will also meet members of the Ukrainian community in Ireland.

At a reception in Belfast for local organizations involved in helping and supporting refugees from Ukraine on Wednesday, Charles expressed his shock and concern over the war as he met a mother who had fled kyiv with her children.

Charles will follow in his mother’s footsteps – seen here in 2011 – with a visit to the Rock of Cashel (Maxwells/PA)

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The Royal Family’s Irish tour is due to end with a trip to the Rock of Cashel, following in the footsteps of Charles’ mother, the Queen, who visited the site during her historic state visit in 2011.

Charles and Camilla were greeted by crowds in County Tyrone and Belfast when they started their tour of Northern Ireland earlier this week.