Monday 19 November 2018

Amy Huberman, Brian O'Driscoll and Vicky Phelan among guests at garden party for Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Amy Huberman and Lucy Kennedy at the Garden Party for the Royal Visit in Glencairn, the British Ambassador’s Residence
Amy Huberman and Lucy Kennedy at the Garden Party for the Royal Visit in Glencairn, the British Ambassador’s Residence
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Amy Huberman, Vicky Phelan and Barry Keoghan were among the guests at a garden party held to mark Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Irish visit this evening.

The newlyweds were given a warm welcome by the attendees at the event at Glencairn House in Dublin.

The 300 guest list included people from the worlds of arts, sport, culture and charities. 

Artistic director of The Gate Selina Cartmell, director of the national gallery Seán Rainbird, enjoyed canapes on the sun drenched lawn alongside actress Caitriona Balfe, CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at Government Buildings, Merrion Street greeted by Mr. Leo Varadkar T.D. An Taoiseach
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at Government Buildings, Merrion Street greeted by Mr. Leo Varadkar T.D. An Taoiseach
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, arrive at Dublin Airport Picture: Gerry Mooney
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at the British Ambassador’s Residence
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman at the Garden Party for the Royal Visit in Glencairn, the British Ambassador’s Residence
Vicky Phelan at the Garden Party for the Royal Visit in Glencairn, the British Ambassador’s Residence
10/07/18. NO FEE. NO REPRO FEE. JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY. Picture shows H.R.H. The Duke of Sussex and H.R.H. The Duchess of Sussex at the Government Buildings, Merrion Street with Mr. Leo Varadkar T.D. An Taoiseach. JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY. NO FEE.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at the British Ambassador’s Residence
Britain's Prince Harry talking with Catriona Balfe, Moe Dunford and Barry Keoghan at the Garden Party in Glencairn
Vicky Phelan attends a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House, during a visit to Dublin, Ireland Photo Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Amy Huberman and Lucy Kennedy at the Garden Party for the Royal Visit in Glencairn, the British Ambassador’s Residence
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at the British Ambassador’s Residence
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House, during a visit to Dublin
10/07/18. NO FEE. NO REPRO FEE. JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY. Picture shows H.R.H. The Duke of Sussex and H.R.H. The Duchess of Sussex at the Government Buildings, Merrion Street with Mr. Leo Varadkar T.D. An Taoiseach. JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY. NO FEE.
Prince Harry talking with Amy Huberman, Aisling Bea and Lucy Kennedy at the Garden Party in Glencairn
Prince Harry talking with Ruby Walsh and Brian O’Driscoll at the Garden Party in Glencairn
Meghan Markle at Dublin Airport. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, arrive at the airport for a two-day visit to Dublin, Ireland REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
10/07/18. NO FEE. NO REPRO FEE. JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY. Picture shows H.R.H. The Duke of Sussex at the Government Buildings, Merrion Street with Mr. Leo Varadkar T.D. An Taoiseach. JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY. NO FEE.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, arrive at Dublin Airport Picture: Gerry Mooney

Activist Sinead Burke, former Taoiseach Enda Kenny, former President Mary Robinson were all in attendance.

As were designer Orla Kiely, Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman, Moe Dunford, Barry Keoghan, Evanna Lynch, Lisa McGee, Young Offender actor Alex Murphy, and Breadwinner Director Nora Twomey.

Markle wore an Emilia Wickstead cocktail dress for the garden party and stood on stage beside Harry while he addressed the 300 strong guest list.

Prince Harry told the crowd that Ireland is "special" to his family.

Vicky Phelan at the Garden Party for the Royal Visit in Glencairn, the British Ambassador’s Residence
Vicky Phelan at the Garden Party for the Royal Visit in Glencairn, the British Ambassador’s Residence

He said: “My father was telling us last week how much he had enjoyed his recent visit; but said that each of his visits, over the years, holds a special place in his memory.

“My grandmother, The Queen, also spoke of her own visit in 2011 and the fantastic welcome that she too received.

“Standing here with you on this beautiful evening, it is easy to see why Ireland has such a special place in the hearts of my family and indeed, all those who come here."

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