Meghan Markle Leaves L.A. to Join Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in Germany

Meghan Markle departed from Los Angeles on Monday, headed to Germany where she’s expected to join Prince Harry at the Invictus Games.

Meghan Markle Leaves L.A. to Join Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in Germany
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The Duchess of Sussex, 41, was spotted on the tarmac, toting an oversized cream hat and carry-on bag stuffed with a binder and a printed scarf.

Harry, 38, is already in Germany for the sixth Invictus Games for wounded service members and veterans, which he kicked off on Saturday with a rousing opening speech. And although Meghan wasn’t there for his remarks, Harry — a military veteran himself who saw combat in Afghanistan and served as a captain in the British Army — mentioned how she has influenced the spirit of competitiveness in their home.

"Now, I'm not saying we play favorites in our home, but since my wife discovered she's of Nigerian descent, it's likely to get a little bit more competitive this year," the prince admitted, referencing how Meghan discovered that she is 43% Nigerian, thanks to a genealogy test years back, which she opened up about in October 2022. 

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While Meghan was en route to Germany, Harry was taking time to meet with athletes at the games.

On Monday, the royal attended the track and field finals and spent time with Wali Noori of Team U.K., who was blinded by a Taliban bomb in 2009. He also chatted with Yulia Laputina, Minister for Veterans Affairs of Ukraine.

The Duke of Sussex was in good spirits from his spot in the stands for the track and field final, closely following the action alongside Laputina, Kenyan senator Gloria Orwoba and David Wiseman, a British Army veteran and Invictus Games official who appeared in Heart of Invictus, Netflix’s new limited series about the Invictus Games in The Hague in April 2022. 

On Tuesday, Harry took time to greet fans in the crowd — giving one young Brit a high five — and got up-close with some service dogs in attendance.

The Duke of Sussex first created the Invictus Games as a way of bringing together wounded veterans and service members in a spirit of friendly competition. The adaptive sports competition takes its motto "I am" from the famous William Ernest Henley poem, which includes the lines, "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul."