Meghan and Harry in Ireland: Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet president's adorable Bernese Mountain dogs Brod and Sioda

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Meghan and Harry meet President Michael D Higgins's Bernese Mountain dogs Brod and Sioda: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex started a second day of engagements in Dublin with a visit to the official residence of President Michael D Higgins.

Harry and Meghan arrived at Aras an Uachtarain in the city’s Phoenix Park at 9.30am.

Meghan was wearing a taupe green dress by designer Roland Mouret.

The meeting with Mr Higgins and his wife Sabina was the first stop on Wednesday in a packed itinerary for the royal couple.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and their dogs Brod and Sioda at Aras an Uachtarain on the second day of their visit to Dublin (PA)

Their tour is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first foreign visit since their wedding in May.

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The president and his wife were accompanied by their Bernese Mountain dogs Brod and Sioda as they said goodbye to the royals outside their residence.

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Meghan stroked the pets at the front door before she and Harry shook hands with their hosts and headed off for their second engagement of the day at Croke Park, headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association.