Meghan Markle Shows Team USA Spirit at Prince Harry's Invictus Games
D??sseldorf, Germany - The Invictus Games, founded by Prince Harry in 2014, have been underway since September 9, attracting international attention and support. On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a memorable appearance at the Wheelchair Basketball Final, where Team USA triumphed over France.
Meghan Markle, always proud of her American roots, embraced her Team USA spirit during the event. According to the Daily Mail, she sported a pop of red, white, and blue in her all-black outfit after receiving an American flag badge from a supporter seated behind her. The former “Suits” actress also joined in the enthusiastic crowd as they sang along to "Sweet Caroline," creating an electric atmosphere within the Merkur Spiel Arena.
However, the high-spirited basketball game wasn't the only highlight of the couple's day. The Sussexes were seen sharing a laugh when confronted by France's mascot, a person dressed in a giant inflatable rooster costume. Their infectious joy and camaraderie with the fans and competitors added to the uplifting atmosphere of the event.
Earlier in the day, the couple also attended the swimming finals, where Markle was photographed holding a white dog alongside Harry and a few members of the event staff. Their presence at multiple events demonstrates their unwavering support for the Invictus Games and the athletes participating in the competition.
Meghan Markle's arrival in Germany was slightly delayed, as she apologized during a joint speech with Prince Harry at the "Friends @ Home Event" on Tuesday. She explained that she needed to settle their two children, Archie and Lilibet, before joining the festivities. Markle expressed her gratitude for being part of the Invictus family and conveyed her excitement about being present at the games. "This is amazing, and I'm really, really proud to be part of this Invictus family with all of you," she said.
Prince Harry, a former member of the British Army, founded the Invictus Games to provide a platform for wounded veterans to showcase their resilience and athletic abilities. The multi-sport event, similar to the Paralympics, has grown in popularity and international participation over the years.
The Invictus Games will continue until September 16, culminating in a Closing Ceremony that promises to be a memorable celebration of the athletes' achievements. The event serves as a testament to the power of sports and community in promoting healing and recovery for wounded, injured, and sick servicemen and women.
As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continue to support and inspire through their involvement in the Invictus Games, their presence at the event serves as a reminder of the enduring legacy of the games and their commitment to empowering the veteran community.