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'You're even older than me': Prince Charles shares a joke and a handshake with Gerry Adams

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall had a packed schedule today.

II glencairn Prince charles 02_90511540 Source: Damien Eagers/Rollingnews.ie/Pool

GERRY ADAMS WAS in attendance today, as Prince Charles and his wife Camilla continued their visit to Ireland with a trip to the British Ambassador’s residence in Glencairn.

Adams and the Prince shared a handshake, and even a joke, at an event where attendees included Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.

Also on the agenda for the Royal couple today was a visit to Glasnevin Cemetery, and the Botanical Gardens.

II glencairn Prince charles 06_90511537 Source: Damien Eagers/Rollingnews.ie/Pool

The Sinn Féin leader is said to have been offered the Prince’s condolences on the death of Martin McGuinness and Charles, who was born a month after Adams, joked that the veteran politician was even older than he is.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visited various locations around Dublin today, including government buildings and Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross.

Below are some of the many photos taken of the visit today:

II glencairn Prince charles 04_90511538 Having a chat with the Garda Commissioner Source: Damien Eagers/Rollingnews.ie/Pool

NO-FEE-HRH-TAOISEACH-MX-109_90511512 The Taoiseach explaining a few things at government buildings Source: Maxwells Dublin

POOL PICTURE Making a new friend at Our Lady's Hospice Harold's Cross Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

POOL PICTURE Chatting to patients at the hospice. Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

HRH BOTANIC GARDENS 92_90511524 Meeting a staff member at the National Botanic Gardens Source: Maxwells Dublin

DAY 3 Charles gets his game face on as Camilla sits next to Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

hrh d 3 We're not sure what the Taoiseach was trying to show Charles, but this grimace says it all. Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

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