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Brian Lawless/PA The UK's Charles and Camilla meet members of the Déise Medieval re-enactment group today.
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Britain's Charles and Camilla visit Waterford as they continue their tour of Ireland
The UK’s royal couple have also been to Northern Ireland this week.

LAST UPDATE | Mar 24th 2022, 1:42 PM

BRITAIN’S PRINCE CHARLES and his wife Camilla were treated to a performance by the Déise Medieval re-enactment group as they visited the southern city today.

The UK royals kicked off their tour with a visit to the city’s Viking Triangle area, arriving at Reginald’s Tower – Ireland’s oldest civic building.

They looked on as two actors embarked on a mock battle with swords and shields in front of a Viking longboat.

The couple also met local business owners and staff outside shops lining their walkabout route, and, in what is their first trip to Ireland since the pandemic began, they are meeting first responders who helped during the outbreak.

Today is the first of the royals’ two-day tour of Ireland, which comes after they spent two days in Northern Ireland. There, they were welcomed by crowds in Co Tyrone and Belfast.

Their trip is one of several taking place as the UK’s royal family marks the 70th year of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.

Charles’ son William and his wife Kate were greeted with protests during their visit to Jamaica.

Members of Jamaica’s Rastafarian community demanded reparations from the royal family when the couple visited a military event near Montego Bay.

Ras Iyah V, a leading member of Jamaica’s Rastafari Nyahbinghi community, said: “We are here to protest against any British monarchy descendant coming to Jamaica without being prepared to apologise for slavery and colonialism.

“We can only forgive people who acknowledge that what they did was wrong and are willing to repair the breach of the wrongs they have committed.”

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