Prince Harry and Meghan - official visit - Dublin July 2018 - what purpose ?

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Dublin, Ireland on 10th & 11th July 🇮🇪 The visit is at the request of Her Majesty’s Government.
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0710/977570-royals/
Tuesday evening, they will attend a summer party at the British Ambassador's residence, with guestlist including members of the arts, sporting, military and social enterprise communities.

On the itinery tomorrow is a visit to Croke Park and the Book of Kells at Trinity College as well as the Famine Memorial at Custom House Quay and EPIC - the Irish Emigration Museum.
Why ? They are low ranking, making it an official visit seems odd, what purpose has the UK Government ?

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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.
It’s pretty simple; as Ireland slowly drifts from the UK, Britain must work harder and be more conciliatory to maintain a given level of influence.

Brexit has obviously accelerated this process, so Britain is intensifying it’s efforts to compensate. This could be viewed as part of a broader strategy of putting more diplomatic resources into Europe.

The itinery seems specifically engineered to counter suspicion that the UK is nostalgic for Empire and get as much goodwill here as possible. Given that Britain has very likely specifically requested that the couple be allowed to visit the Famine Memorial and so on, we can infer that the UK has more or less abandoned trying to defend its history here and is trying to salvage all the relations it can.
 
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