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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Spend Easter With Invictus Games Entrants

The Invictus Games sporting competition for the wounded, injured, sick military personnel and veterans had its first full day of competition on Easter Sunday.

Both royals cheered on and supported competitors worldwide at several events held in The Hague, Netherlands.

In addition, surprise visits from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are available to children whose parents are involved in the games.


The British Embassy tent housed a dozen kids and some of their mothers to listen to a reading of Hairy Maclary, a series Meghan read to Archie and Lilibet.

Harry and Meghan cheered on competitors from 17 different countries on their third day in The Hague’s Zuiderpark.

The duchess told Team Ukraine members who stopped for selfies and photographs with them during the visit. “We’re going to be cheering you on!”

“I could easily fall in love with you!” Meghan stroked Castor while Harry chatted with Eric Hartwich, who suffers from severe PTSD after being deployed to frontline troops in Bosnia in 2007.

Harry and Meghan cheered and clapped as Team Ukraine’s Rodion Sitdikov won the shot put with 9.46 meters.

Invictus medalist and Paralympian Jaco Von Gass watched the match with the Sussexes.

Former British soldier and American Harry’s friend, who survived a rocket attack in 2009, met each other in 2011 and have remained close ever since.

Harry joined the archery arena today to cheer on competitors before Meghan left for her return trip to California.

Harry joined his forthcoming Netflix series, which will focus on the games, to clap for each country participating.


The duke told U.S. Navy veteran Gabriel “Gabe” George of Jacksonville, Florida, who lost an arm in 2008 after arriving home from a deployment. It is incredible to watch you in action.”

The Prince will continue his stint at the Invictus Games tomorrow, saying it was “full of people with substance, resilience, strength, and heart.”