Invictus Games: Meghan Markle makes rare reference to Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet
Thanks for joining us! And that sums up our coverage of Day 4 from the Invictus Games! Now that Meghan has arrived, we expect her and Prince Harry will be making joint appearances when they watch events. And given what the Duchess said in her speech, hopefully Prince Archie will join his parents at the next Invictus Games, which will be held in 2025. Before you go, why not join our incredible royal community newsletter, featuring an array of exclusive interviews, features and behind-the-scenes reports on all things royalty? This week we'll have an in-depth dispatch from our reporter on the ground in Germany for the Invictus Games. You can sign up here. Nigeria's special place in the Games It's Nigeria's first time at the Games, and speaking to HELLO! yesterday, two of the athletes shared their joy at competing. Ezekiel, and his team-mate, 200-metre competitor Gosa truly personified the Invictus Games which was an exceptional thing to witness. Ezekiel said: "I'm Invictus to the core," whilst Gosa was beaming about just how much it means to connect with those who have gone through what he has gone through. "It means a lot to be here especially meeting people with similar stories to me, sharing experiences and our challenges and how we overcome our challenges. Being here, seeing all the lovely people, the love, the connection, it's been amazing," he said. You can read more of our interviews, including with Kenyan senator Gloria Orwoba, here. Meghan enjoys special moment with athlete Before heading onstage, the Duke and Duchess were able to meet with a number of competitors and family members at the Games. The couple were presented with several gifts, including books, a bracelet and a medal. Meghan had one particularly sweet encounter when she met with Nigerian athlete Glory Essien, prompting the Duchess to exclaim: "You're my Nigerian sister!" as she sqeualed with delight and embraced Glory. Meghan's speech in full "Hi everybody. It is so special to be here, and I'm sorry that I was a little late to the party. Just like so many of you this is about family and friends and the community that Invictus has created, that Fisher House has created, so I just had to spend a little bit more time at home getting our little ones settled, getting milkshakes, doing school drop off, and then I landed a couple of hours ago. I'm thrilled that the first event I've been to for Invictus is here with all of you. It's amazing, and I’m here the mood so far is off to a good start is that right? "So a huge thank you for this amazing event that Fisher House has put on, I was fortunate to go and visit one of their houses in Los Angeles just a couple of weeks ago and I was so moved by everything that they do. As they understand, as you do, as my husband does in creating the Invictus Games, how much the value of rehabilitation matters not just as a solitary experience, but as a family. "So I'm really proud to be part of this Invictus family with all of you. I'm grateful for all of you that are here. We've also recieved a few gifts from the Canadian team we got a bracelet and on that bracelets they put the initials of one of the people who wasn't able to make it here tonight. "There are so many people we know back home who are rooting for all of you, even if they can't be here you, they are here in spirit. Thank you, thank you also for this amazing band and we're looking forward to such a fantastic week. Have the best time, we're cheering for you, and we can't wait to bring our kids also so they can experience just how awesome this is. Thank you guys so so much."
Via: Hello Magazine