Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be discussing Brexit on their upcoming visit to Ireland, it’s been reported.
Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, are set to head to Dublin on July 10 and 11, where they’re expected to meet Irish politician Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
However, after Meghan’s father Thomas recently suggested that Harry was “open to experiment” when discussing the royal’s reaction to Brexit on “Good Morning Britain”, it’s now thought that Government ministers have been given strict instructions not to bring the topic up again.
According to the Sunday Express, the diktat that was issued when Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Emerald Isle earlier this month will be extended for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Ministers were previously warned that it would not be appropriate to make “explicit references” to Brexit during Charles and Camilla’s visit.
A recently-released Kensington Palace press release said of Harry and Meghan’s upcoming trip: “The Duke and Duchess 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 news comes as the ongoing Brexit talks over the Northern Ireland border issue continue.
ET Canada has contacted a Palace spokesperson for further comments.