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Royal couple visit Howth

Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 5:40pm
Royal couple visit Howth

The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge pictured in Howth this afternoon. PHOTO: JULIEN BEHAL

Royal couple visit Howth

The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge pictured in Howth this afternoon. PHOTO: JULIEN BEHAL

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with representatives of the Marine Institute when they visited Howth this afternoon.

The vital role of the ocean, climate change and actions to safeguard it for future generations were the focus of conversations between couple and the Marine Institute during their historic visit to the scenic Northside village.

Dr Paul Connolly, CEO of the Marine Institute, along with All-Ireland Ocean Youth Ambassador, Eimear Manning, greeted the Duke and Duchess when they visited the peninsula today.

During a coastal walk around Howth Head, Dr Connolly spoke with the royal guests on several subjects that are central to the work of the Marine Institute, including the importance of the oceans to coastal communities and climate adaptation.

The Marine Institute, through the BlueFish Project, is working with coastal communities in Ireland and Wales on the importance of the ocean to their livelihoods and the impacts of a changing climate.

The Marine Institute’s work aligns with the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and its aim to unite people to tackle some of today’s biggest challenges.

In January, Prince William launched the Earthshot Prize, an ambitious set of challenges to inspire a decade of action to repair the planet. These challenges will seek answers to the biggest issues currently facing the planet, including climate and energy, nature and biodiversity, oceans, air pollution and fresh water.

Howth was chosen for the coastal walk during the royal couple’s visit due to its history and strategic importance.

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