Meghan Markle Supports Team USA at Invictus Games
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, showed her support for Team USA at the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf. While Prince Harry had previously cheered for Team GB, Meghan took center stage during the wheelchair basketball final between USA and France. She proudly wore a stars and stripes badge, a clear display of her allegiance to her home country.
A Vibrant Atmosphere at the Event
The atmosphere at the Merkur Spiel Arena was electric, with colorful supporters creating a party-like ambiance. Meghan’s enthusiastic cheers for Team USA resonated with the crowd, and she even engaged with furry friends and sang along to “Sweet Caroline.” The French mascot’s playful antics, a giant rooster in red, white, and blue attire, brought laughter to Meghan’s face.
Harry’s Dual Loyalties
Prince Harry, on the other hand, had previously supported Team GB during the wheelchair rugby final. However, as he now resides in California, he also likely feels loyalty toward Team USA, his adopted country since stepping back from royal duties. Despite his own popularity, the crowd was more interested in being photographed with Meghan.
Interactions with Competitors
Meghan had an engaging conversation with Australian competitor Laura Reynell, discussing topics like her beanie hat and her children back in California. Meghan and Harry also joined a children’s relay race, further engaging with the Invictus Games participants. They presented medals to all the participants, evoking a sense of celebration and unity.
A Warm Reception
The crowd welcomed Meghan warmly, and she reciprocated by high-fiving fans and posing for selfies. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex walked hand in hand, and Harry even assisted in ensuring that a cone did not obstruct a group photo. They continued to engage with attendees, taking numerous selfies with family and friends of the young participants.
Meghan’s Honorary Name
During a meeting with the Chief of Defence for Nigeria, Meghan was given an honorary name, Amira Ngozi Lolo. This name signifies “warrior Princess,” “blessed,” and “loyal wife.” The day concluded with Meghan and Harry presenting gold medals to the winning USA team for the wheelchair basketball final, and Meghan’s excitement was palpable.
A Packed Schedule
Harry and Meghan had a busy schedule at the Invictus Games, attending swimming events and wheelchair rugby matches. Harry had initiated the sporting competition for wounded military personnel and veterans, and the couple’s reunion in Germany was eagerly awaited after Meghan’s late arrival due to family commitments.
A Personal Touch
Meghan’s quick preparation for the event, including doing her own hair and makeup, added a personal touch to her appearance at the Invictus Games. She apologized for her tardiness, explaining that she had spent time with their children, Archie and Lilibet, before departing.
A Memorable Event
The Invictus Games in Dusseldorf provided memorable moments of unity, support, and celebration, with Meghan and Harry playing active roles in this uplifting event.