Prince Harry, Meghan mobbed by royal fans on Dublin tour

A boy strokes Prince Harry's beard, as Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, smiles on the pitch at Croke Park on the second day of their visit to Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday July 11, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrives with Prince Harry to meet Ireland's President Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain, on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday July 11, 2018. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex meeting members of the public at Trinity college, Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrives at Croke Park on the second day of her visit with Prince Harry to Dublin Ireland, Wednesday July 11, 2018. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan , the Duchess of Sussex meeting members of the public at Trinity college, on the second day of their visit to Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, hold hands as they visit Trinity college, in Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, left, shakes hands with Ireland's President Michael Higgins, with Prince Harry at right and Sabrina Higgins, second left, at Aras an Uactharain, on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday July 11, 2018. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry meeting members of the public at Trinity college, Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Britain's Prince Harry, centre left and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex walk on the pitch at Croke Park on the second day of their visit to Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday July 11, 2018. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex talk with the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, at government buildings in Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The Royal couple arrived in the Irish capital for a two day visit. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, meet members of the public at Trinity college, Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and from left, Meghan the Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate the Duchess of Cambridge watch a flypast of Royal Air Force aircraft pass over Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Various events were held Tuesday to mark 100-years since the formation of the RAF.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrives with Prince Harry to meet Ireland's President Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain, on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday July 11, 2018. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex meet with the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, right, at government buildings in Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The Royal couple arrived in the Irish capital for a two day visit. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, meet members of the public at Trinity college, Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrives at Croke Park on the second day of her visit with Prince Harry to Dublin Ireland, Wednesday July 11, 2018. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex arrive to meet with the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, at government buildings in Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The Royal couple arrived in the Irish capital for a two day visit. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex arrive to meet with the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, left, at government buildings in Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The Royal couple arrived in the Irish capital for a two day visit. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Britain's Prince Harry, left and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex meet with Ireland's President Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain, on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday July 11, 2018. (Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public at Trinity college, on the second day of their visit to Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Britain's Prince Harry, centre and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex pose for a photograph with Ireland's President Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain, on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday July 11, 2018. (Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex arrive to meet with the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, right, at government buildings in Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The Royal couple arrived in the Irish capital for a two day visit. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Britain's Prince Harry, left and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, hold hands as they walk on the pitch at Croke Park on the second day of their visit to Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday July 11, 2018. (Chris Jackson/PA via AP)
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, Britain's Prince Harry, and Sabina, wife of Ireland's President Michael Higgins, left, look down at her dogs Brod and Sioda at Aras an Uactharain, on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (Julien Behal/Irish Government via AP)

LONDON — Hundreds of well-wishers turned out to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and his wife, the former actress Meghan Markle, as they made their first overseas walkabout in Dublin Wednesday.

Students and tourists flocked to the Irish capital's Trinity College, screaming and shouting to greet the royal couple, who were on their first official trip abroad as a married couple.

Soccer was a hot topic, with England playing Croatia later Wednesday in the semi-final World Cup match. Harry asked the crowd: "Are you all cheering for England?" and chatted away with university students about soccer.

Earlier, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as they are formally known, met with Irish President Michael D. Higgins at his official residence.

When asked by a reporter if "football was coming home" — a reference to England's chances of winning the World Cup — Harry triggered laughter when he answered with a grin: "Most definitely."

The royal couple also visited the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association, the scene of the Bloody Sunday massacre committed by British troops against civilians in 1920.

Harry said Tuesday that he hoped to take the opportunity to reflect on the "difficult passages" in the history between Britain and Ireland.

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