Meghan Markle to join Prince Harry at Invictus Games at the Hague, spokesperson confirms

The Duchess of Sussex will be joining husband Prince Harry at the Invictus Games this week.

The confirmation follows days of speculation that Meghan would be flying to the Netherlands for the event, the first time she has set foot in Europe since leaving the royal family in March 2020.

The games are being held in The Hague from April 16 and will run for two weeks.

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The Duchess of Sussex on stage at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Sydney in 2018. (Getty)

A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told Town and Country Magazine Meghan would be accompanying Harry for the first few days of the competition.

It’s understood the couple won’t bring their two children, Archie and Lilibet.

The 2022 Games, which have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be covered in a special documentary for Netflix, Heart of Invictus.

Harry and Meghan are due to appear in the series, with reports a crew will be following the couple to Europe to cover their time at the event.

“Since the very first Invictus Games back in 2014, we knew that each competitor would contribute in their own exceptional way to a mosaic of resilience, determination, and resolve,” Prince Harry said in a statement about Heart of Invictus last year.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are flying to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games this week. (Getty)

“This series will give communities around the world a window into the moving and uplifting stories of these competitors on their path to the Netherlands.”

The duke founded the Invictus Games in 2014, having firsthand seen how sport can help inspire the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded servicemen and women.

Harry’s own experience in the army—he did two tours of duty in Afghanistan—helped him through the turmoil suffered in the wake of the death of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales.

His aim is to help others heal, as he did, and give a voice to the forgotten.

The Invictus Games are arguably Prince Harry’s greatest legacy.

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Prince Harry and Meghan at the Invictus Games in Sydney. (Getty)

Harry and wife Meghan brought the event to New South Wales in 2018 as part of their royal tour of Australia and the Pacific.

During the closing ceremony of the Games in Sydney, Meghan appeared on stage and gave a speech.

“On a very personal note, I just wanted to thank all of you for welcoming me into the Invictus family,” Meghan told the crowd.

The duchess also spoke of her personal connection with the body forces.

“I’m not sure if many of you know this, but a few years ago, before I had met my husband, I had the incredible honor of visiting troops deployed all over the world; from the UK to Italy and Afghanistan, and several other countries.

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Prince Harry and Meghan at the Invictus Games in Sydney in 2018. (Getty)

“In traveling to these military bases, I was given a very special glimpse into the lives of those who serve our countries.”

While in Europe, Prince Harry is rumored to be making a private visit to the Queen after missing his grandfather’s memorial service on March 29.

Prince Harry face much criticism for being absent at the Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, citing security as being the reason for staying away.

Harry previously said it would be unsafe for him to return to the UK with his family, without police protection officers, and is currently in a dispute with the British government over the issue.

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