Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet Invictus Games hopefuls
Services personnel past and present were taking part in trials at Bath University ahead of this year’s event in Sydney.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have met Invictus Games hopefuls competing in trials to pick the UK team for the international sporting tournament.
Harry and his bride-to-be travelled to Bath University to watch wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, both serving and veterans, put through their paces ahead of the Games being staged in Sydney in October.
The US actress looked stylish in a Babaton for Aritzia jacket and Mother Denim jeans and was greeted by officials associated with the Games, as was the prince.
Prince Harry, Patron of the Invictus Games, and Ms. Meghan Markle are today attending the UK team trials for @InvictusSydney 2018 at the @UniofBath Sports Training Village. #IG2018 pic.twitter.com/t7ty0YDBCK— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 6, 2018
Harry founded Invictus, staging the first tournament in 2014 in London, to use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding for all those who serve their country.
When Toronto hosted the Paralympic-style event last year, Ms Markle, who at the time was living and working in the city, attended the opening and closing ceremonies and visited competitors with Harry.
The Sydney Games, staged from October 20-27, will see more than 500 athletes from 18 nations compete in 11 adaptive sports.
Our athletes are hop, skipping and jumping at today’s #InvictusGames #TeamUk Trials 👟— Help for Heroes (@HelpforHeroes) April 6, 2018
Watch below to see our inspirational hopefuls in action 👇🏻@PoppyLegion @DefenceHQ @EndeavourFund @KensingtonRoyal pic.twitter.com/1esp2L8jZA
Sydney is the fourth city to host the Invictus Games, after London in 2014, Orlando in 2016, and Toronto last year which was attended by Ms Markle.
It is likely Ms Markle and the prince, who is patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, which oversees the delivery of the tournament, will be among the spectators at the Games in Australia.