Screenshot (5).png King Charles III is to make an official state visit to Ireland in early June, we can reveal.

Talks have begun with the Government on his schedule and where he will visit with Queen Camilla.

It is understood the Gardai have been informed to prepare for his arrival and many members will be needed to work overtime to cover the trip during the first or second week in June.

The security operation will not be as big as last week's visit by President Joe Biden but is still regarded as "substantial."

"Both the British Embassy in Dublin and Buckingham Palace are heavily involved in making the arrangements.