The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met wheelchair basketball rivals in Germany on Wednesday
Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry38, turned up to watch one of the latest competitions at the 2023 event in Dusseldorf, Germany on Wednesday morning, where they met some of the competitors in the Ukraine-Australia wheelchair basketball competition before taking a seat in the stands – and taking part in a celebratory group wave.
Meghan, 42, and Harry are also expected to spend time with the Nigerian team, which Harry said Meghan supports him on. His opening remarks on saturday.
“Now, I’m not saying we play favorite games in our house, but since my wife found out she’s of Nigerian descent, she’ll probably get a little More competitive this year,” he joked, referring to Meghan discovering she is too 43% Nigerianthanks to a genealogy test from years ago, which I opened in October 2022.
Nigeria, along with Colombia and Israel, are newcomers this year.
The Dusseldorf event is the sixth Invictus Games, following previous events in London, Orlando, Sydney, The Hague and Toronto – where Meghan and Harry did their thing. First public appearance as a couple In 2017.
The adaptive sports competition for service members and injured, sick and wounded veterans is Harry’s brainchild and was created in 2014.
Having originally appeared in the 2023 event alone, Harry is reunited with Meghan After she flew to Dusseldorf from Los Angeles on Tuesday. She is expected to remain in Germany until the closing ceremony of the Games the following Saturday Harry’s 39th birthday Friday.
“It’s very special to be here, and I’m so sorry I’m a little late to the party,” Meghan said. private party to family and friends shortly after her arrival on Tuesday, before the couple’s children were revealed Prince Archie4 , and Princess Lilibet2, was partly responsible for the delay.
“Just like many of you, we know it’s about the family, friends and community that Invictus has created, that Fischer House has created, and so I’ve had to spend more time getting our little ones settled into the home.” The Duchess of Sussex added in her speech:
“I get a milkshake, go to school, and then I just arrived a few hours ago. I’m thrilled that the first event I can do with Invictus is here with all of you.
Meghan also went on to praise Fisher House Foundationwhich provides a home away from home for military families and veterans while their loved ones are hospitalized, operates 94 Fisher Houses in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany.
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“I was fortunate enough to go visit one of their homes in Los Angeles just a couple of weeks ago and I was so impressed with everything they do,” Megan said. “They understand, as you do, and as my husband does in creating the Invictus Games, how important rehabilitation is not just as an individual experience, but “As a family.”
It is understood the pair will take part in further action at the Games later on Wednesday
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