After two years waiting for the Invictus Games to be held, which were paralyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Prince Harry was finally able to participate in this edition of the sports games created by his foundation for veterans wounded in the war.
Princess Diana’s son, was accompanied by his wife, Meghan Markle, and together they reminisced about the two years they spent as frontline members of the British royal family fulfilling their official duties.
Prince Harry’s speech at the Invictus Games
Last Saturday, April 16, 2022, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex starred in the inauguration of the games, in its fifth edition, held in the city of The Hague in the Netherlands.
The inauguration was held at the Zuiderpark stadium, and it was the actress who took the stage to introduce her husband with an emotional speech, but it was Harry’s words that brought the Duchess to tears.
“I couldn’t love and respect him more and I know many of you feel the same way about your veteran partner,” Meghan Markle said. Then, Harry appeared and after a romantic kiss told her, “Thank you, my love.”
When Harry took the stage he spoke about his children with some touching words.
About his eldest son, Harry confessed that he wants to be sometimes an astronaut, sometimes a helicopter pilot, like his father.
“I remind him that no matter what you want to be when you grow up, it’s your personality that matters most and nothing would make his mother and I prouder than to see him have a character like we have them before us today,” the Duke of Sussex said in reference to the veteran’s bravery.
Those words had an effect on Meghan who let out a tear that she quickly wiped away.
Before arriving in The Hague, on their first trip to Europe together after renouncing the monarchy, the Sussexes met with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor, a meeting that has not been confirmed by either the Duke and Duchess or Buckingham Palace.