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Meghan will join Harry at Invictus Games in the Netherlands


The worldwide sporting occasion will happen in The Hague this weekend (Image: REX/Backgrid/Karwai Tang)

The Duchess of Sussex will join her husband at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands this weekend, a spokesperson for the couple has confirmed.

The journey will be Meghan’s first outdoors of the United States since the pair give up the Royal Household.

It comes after the couple missed Prince Philip’s memorial service final month over safety fears and as Harry fights the House Workplace for safety safety for his household throughout visits to the UK.

The Invictus Games will happen in The Hague from April 16 to 22, after being delayed by the pandemic.

On Monday night, a spokesperson for the Sussexes confirmed Meghan will join Harry for the first few days of the occasion.

The duke based the worldwide video games to assist the rehabilitation of injured or sick army personnel and veterans by giving them the problem of competing in sporting occasions just like the Paralympics.

The Invictus Games was the place the couple made their first public look collectively virtually 5 years in the past.

Meghan attended the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in 2017 which occurred in Toronto, Canada.

The Invictus Games will happen in The Hague from April 16 to 22 (Image: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

The pair didn’t sit subsequent to one another at the ceremony however the following day emerged hand in hand to make their first official public look collectively at the wheelchair tennis.

Affirmation of Meghan’s attendance at this yr’s occasion comes as UK opponents stated they wish to see the duchess, and the couple’s youngsters, two-year-old Archie and nine-month-old Lili, at the Games.

The youngsters will not be anticipated to attend.

Daniel O’Connor, 31, from Hereford, is competing in archery and indoor rowing, and stated Harry is ‘someone who cares a lot’.

Daniel, who suffers from persistent ache, stated: ‘He has in his mind the things he wants to achieve in his life, the things he’d prefer to see change, and he tries to work in direction of them.

‘And if everyone had that attitude you can imagine how different the world would be.’

Harry and Meghan made their first public look collectively at the Invictus Games in 2017 (Image: PA)

Requested if he wish to see Meghan at the occasion, Daniel stated: ‘I think everyone in the Games, all the competitors, are bringing friends and family, and I think if we have the right to bring friends and family then surely Prince Harry does.’

He stated anybody who desires to assist the Invictus Games is welcome with open arms, including that Meghan has been to earlier Invictus occasions.

‘So she has proven a continued assist of the Games.

‘I think she’s doing a fantastic job,’ he stated, including: ‘I might like to see her at the Games.

‘If she is, great, and I hope they bring the kids as well so they’ve received the entire household there.’

Harry and Meghan’s youngsters, Archie and Lili will not be anticipated to attend the Games (Image: Backgrid)

Lucy Holt, 29, from Lincoln, stated it will be ‘a nice surprise’ if the household turned up.

Lucy, who’s competing in powerlifting, indoor rowing, wheelchair basketball and athletics, stated Harry’s household are very supportive of the Invictus Games.

‘I think it’s a good way to type of spotlight to his household what he has achieved and what he’s nonetheless reaching,’ she stated.

Lucy stated the Games are nice for kids to see as they showcase what could be achieved with disabilities.

The Sussexes, who reside in California, didn’t attend the memorial service for Harry’s grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh in London final month.

Harry is at the moment bringing a declare towards the House Workplace after being advised he would now not be given the similar diploma of non-public protecting safety when visiting from the US, regardless of providing to pay for it himself.

The duke desires to convey his youngsters to go to from the US, however he and his household are ‘unable to return to his home’ as a result of it’s too harmful, his authorized consultant has stated.

Police and safety companies in the Netherlands have refused to say whether or not he will get royal safety in Holland.

Nonetheless it’s understood to be seemingly as one in all the Invictus Games’ companions is the Dutch ministry of defence, which can be in cost of the nation’s safety and terrorism.

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