Watch: Garda removes bikes from outside restaurant where Harry and Meghan enjoy lunch

An Garda Síochána has apologised to the owners of two bikes which were removed from outside a restaurant in Dublin as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were dining inside.

A video filmed by Jason Kennedy emerged on social media of a garda removing one of the bikes from outside Delahunt restaurant on Camden Street.

Prince Harry and his wife Megan Markle were having lunch in the restaurant.

The gardaí apologised in a statement, said the bikes were viewed as a potential hazard as they were near the restaurant's entrance and offered to reimburse the cost of the broken locks.

"We removed two bikes on Camden Street today," the statement said.

"We took them to Pearse Street Garda station where the owners can collect them.

We cut the locks - the state will fully reimburse the owners for the locks.

"Part of the operation for the VIPs in Dublin. The bikes were not all over Camden Street they were right next to where the VIP was visiting.

"They were a potential hazard on that basis of their proximity to the entrance we removed them. Allowed to under Section 21 of the Public Order Act.

"We apologise to the two people involved."

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By Denise O’Donoghue

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