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The king of Irish rugby enjoys a castle wedding with his Welsh princess

MUNSTER and Ireland rugby star Tadhg Beirne has married his Welsh sweetheart in a star-studded rugby wedding on his home soil.

The 6ft 6in Kildare man and his beautiful wife Harriet Fuller celebrated their nuptials at the 12th century Kilkea Castle at Castledermot in County Kildare on Saturday afternoon.

It’s the same venue where TV presenter Kathryn Thomas held her wedding reception in August 2019.

Harriet wowed in an off-the-shoulder gown with a long train that embraced a combination of timeless glamor and chic sophistication. She wore her golden tresses in a sleek bun and wore delicate pearl earrings.

Tadhg opted for a traditional black tuxedo and sporty designer stubble.

Guests included Irish Rugby and Munster stars Conor Murray and his fiancee Joanna Cooper, Peter O’Mahony and his wife Jessica, and Keith Earls and his wife Edel.

Tadhg and Harriet who reside in Limerick first met in Cardiff in 2018. Tadhg had played for Welsh side The Scarlets but returned to Ireland to play for Munster after two years playing for the Welsh side. While their relationship was distant at first, true love blossomed and Harriet moved to Ireland.

Harriet has a twin sister Amelia for whom Harriet acted as chief bridesmaid at her glamorous 2019 wedding, to which she brought Tadhg as her date.

Tadhg popped the question under the couple’s Christmas tree in December 2020 before taking his beautiful bride-to-be to Adare Manor in County Limerick for “a perfect night of celebrations”.

Harriet shared a photo of her beautiful sparkler on Instagram with the words “06.12.20 – my dream man asked me to marry him”.

In 2018, Tadhg joined Munster Rugby from Scarlets after winning a PRO12 title with the Welsh side in 2017.

He has signed an IRFU contract which will see him play his rugby in Ireland until at least July 2025. He played a key role in Ireland’s historic victory in New Zealand last month.