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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Hug Invictus Games Athlete

Prince Harry was seen warmly embracing British athletes and competitors as he handed out medals following a swimming event at the Invictus Games. The Duke of Sussex, 37,  affectionately hugged gold medallist Rachel Williamson and silver medallist Sally Renard on the fourth day of the Paralympic-style event he set up for wounded service personnel.

Harry, who remains in The Hague after their wife Meghan, 40,  flew back to California to join children Archie and Lilibet, was seen beaming with the Team United Kingdom before presenting their accolades.  The royal, who spent playing table tennis and virtual golf with athletes, was also spotted heartily embracing an Australian competitor at Zuiderpark.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kicked off day two of the Invictus Games with more sweet moments. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent their Easter in The Hauge, Netherlands, with a full day of events. Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, arrived holding hands for the athletics portion. The royals dressed casually for the day, with the Duke in a black fleece with the Invictus Games logo printed on it and beige pants. 

The royal couple show PDA during the game

Meghan wore blue jeans and a white jacket by Brandon Maxwell. The ever-stylish Duchess completed her look with suede pumps by Manolo Blahnik. Harry and Meghan even showed a little PDA as they chatted with competitors. The pair also stopped to pet one of the athlete’s dogs. Prince Harry has been connecting with Invictus Games athletes all week, from giving out hugs to winners to getting in on the action, like playing table tennis and participating in the driving challenge obstacle course.

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Meghan and Harry’s eventful day two at the Invictus Games comes after they put their love on display on Saturday during the opening ceremony. The couple held hands as they walked the yellow carpet Zuiderpark in The Hague, Netherlands. Harry and Meghan also shared a kiss as the Duke made his way to the stage to give a speech, shortly after his wife delivered a passionate message.

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Harry and Meghan also shared a kiss as the Duke made his way to the stage to give a speech, shortly after his wife delivered a passionate message. The 2022 edition of the Invictus Games opened on Saturday (April 16) night in The Hague, Netherlands, where Prince Harry paid tribute to the Ukrainian team, telling them, “We stand with you. The world is united with you”.

The Games are scheduled to run until April 22. The first edition of the Games was held in London in 2014, and subsequent competitions were organised in Orlando, US (2016), Toronto, Canada (2017), and Sydney, Australia (2018). The 2023 edition will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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