Prince Harry & Meghan Markle To Attend Invictus Games

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle To Attend Invictus Games

The royal couple – wedding in Windsor on 19th May— visited Bath, England on Friday for the U.K. Team Trials for the 2018 Invictus Games, going to held in Sydney in October.

Meghan Markle has sported black bootcut jeans from her go-to brand, ‘Mother Denim’ and an olive-green trench coat from Babaton by Aritzia. Both Prince Harry and Meghan wore coordinating Invictus Games-branded polo shirts.

In Bath, the couple has spent the day seeing the trials and meeting the athletes who hope to represent the United Kingdom at the games in Sydney. This year, around 400 veterans will be competing for 72 spots on the team for participating in the games.

Harry has launched the Paralympic-style Invictus Games, for the wounded and recovering members as well as veterans from all over the world, in London in 2014, in Orlando in 2016 and in Toronto in 2017.

The event was a special connection for the pair, as they have made their first public appearance as a couple in September 2017 at the Invictus Games in Toronto. They have watched a wheelchair tennis match there, side-by-side [after making their way in holding hands] and sat together at the closing ceremonies.

The 44-year-old Maurillia Simpson— who has injured her leg while training for Afghanistan— talked with the couple after taking part in the shot put event. She has told PEOPLE, “Every time [Harry] sees me now he gives me an embrace.

Maurillia has said that it’s just something they do and she always tells Harry how much she appreciates him as a person and for who he is to them as soldiers and how gratefully they are for him giving them this as part of their recovery.

She has them congratulated the couple on their forthcoming wedding and has told Harry how glad she was that he had found support in the “Suits” actress to which he has responded: “Thank you very much,” with Meghan adding, “That means a lot to me.”