“They are looking forward to learning more about Ireland’s history and experiencing its rich culture, as well as meeting the people who are shaping the country’s future,” the palace said in a statement.
"Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit the Realms of Australia and New Zealand by the countries' respective governments," Kensington Palace said in a statement at the time. "The Duke and Duchess will visit the Commonwealth countries of Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office."
The announcement of the Ireland visit was also announced a day after Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, appeared on Good Morning Britain in his first TV interview. Kensington Palace declined to comment on the interview.
"Well, it was a small amount of money, a few thousand pounds," Morgan said. "He was offered stratospherically lots more money by different media organizations. He could've made a lot more money doing what he wanted to do."
"It wasn't about money for him, you can tell that," he added. "The real motivation was setting the record straight, having his say."