Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Arrive in Vancouver for Invictus Games Countdown

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Arrive in Vancouver for Invictus Games Countdown

The couple had launched their Sussex.com website only 24 hours earlierBy Ruth Styles In Vancouver and Mark Duell In London Published: 10:00 EST, 14 February 2024 | Updated: 10:13 EST, 14 February 2024

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have touched down in Vancouver, Canada, embarking on a significant three-day visit tied to the 2025 Invictus Games.

The couple, fresh from launching their Sussex.com website just 24 hours earlier, arrived via a private jet at Vancouver International Airport.

Harry, sporting a green coat and blue jeans, stepped onto Canadian soil, ready to participate in the countdown event.

The Invictus Games Connection

The focus of their visit revolves around the Vancouver Whistler 2025 One Year to Go celebration.

This event marks the lead-up to the Invictus Games, an international adaptive sports tournament founded by Prince Harry in 2014.

The Games provide a platform for wounded, injured, and sick service personnel and veterans to showcase their resilience and determination.

Over the years, the Invictus Games have traveled to various host cities, including London, Orlando, Toronto, Sydney, The Hague, and Düsseldorf.

Now, in 2025, they return to Canada, a country that holds special significance for the Duke and Duchess.

A Nostalgic Return

Vancouver and Whistler are not unfamiliar to Harry and Meghan.

In 2017, the couple made their public debut at the Invictus Games in Toronto, where Meghan was living while filming the TV series Suits.

Their connection to Canada deepened when they spent their first holiday season as a family of three on Vancouver Island in 2019.

The picturesque island, with its stunning landscapes and tranquil surroundings, left a lasting impression on the Sussexes.

Jet-Setting and Controversies

The couple’s private jet journey from Santa Barbara (their home in Montecito) to Vancouver took approximately two hours.

Exclusive photos captured their arrival in the “City of Glass,” showcasing the sleek Bombardier Challenger 605.

The plane briefly touched down in Vancouver before continuing to Victoria on Vancouver Island, covering a distance of 34 nautical miles.

Their visit coincides with Meghan’s recent podcast deal with Lemonada Media, following their departure from Spotify.

Amidst the excitement, the Duke and Duchess have also faced controversies, including the launch of their new website, which reportedly bypassed consultation with palace officials.

As the countdown to the 2025 Invictus Games begins, Harry and Meghan’s presence in Canada adds a touch of royal flair to this remarkable sporting event.

Their commitment to supporting veterans and celebrating resilience remains unwavering, even amidst the challenges and headlines that follow them across continents.

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