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All the best photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Invictus Games 2023

 The Duke of Sussex is the founder of the Invictus Games


Prince Harry hugs wife Meghan as they watch sitting volleyball at the Invictus Games© Getty
Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
Updated: September 16, 2023
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Prince Harry has brought his charm to Düsseldorf, Germany for this year's Invictus Games. This year's international sports event, which kicked off on Saturday, will run until 16 September, with a number of different competitions taking place – from athletics to wheelchair basketball. 

For the Duke of Sussex, the Invictus Games is incredibly close to his heart, and the tournament will be extra special this year, as it coincides with his 39th birthday on 15 September. He was also joined by his wife Meghan Markle - and it happens to be the tournament where they made their debut as a couple for the first time back in Toronto in 2017. 

Prince Harry founded the Invictus Games to aid the rehabilitation of injured and sick military personnel and veterans across the globe, by giving them the challenge of competing in sporting events similar to the Paralympics. 

Take a look at HELLO!'s favourite pictures from the tournament…

Reading Hour

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Meghan attended the Kids’ Reading Hour at Kids’ Area in Nations’ Home

 The Duchess of Sussex was spotted reading to children on the final day of the Invictus Games as she attended the Kids Reading Hour at Area in Nations’ Home.

Smiles all around

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry clapping whilst looking at the stage© Getty
The couple looked like they were having a great time whilst cheering the athletes

Prince Harry and Meghan were all smiles during the closing ceremony, and Meghan was seen cheering and blowing kisses to the athletes.

Night to remember

Prince Harry and Meghan with performers Rita Ora and Sam Ryder © Getty
Prince Harry and Meghan with performers Rita Ora and Sam Ryder

Ahead of the closing ceremony, Harry and Meghan hung out with Sam Ryder and Rita ahead of their performances. During Sam's song, he high-fived the Duchess and other members of the audience.

Furry friends

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pet dog on day seven of Invictus Games© Getty
Prince Harry and Meghan pet dog on day seven of Invictus Games

 Harry and Meghan look delighted to see this adorable dog during the Time Trial & Criterium Cycling at the Cycling Track.

MORE: I bumped into Harry and Meghan after his birthday dinner and other exciting moments from day 6

 Handing out awards

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Meghan presents a medal to a participant

Meghan congratulated participants and handed out medals to the winners of the cycling fixtures. 

Happy Birthday, Harry!

Crowds sing Happy Birthday to Prince Harry at the Invictus Games© Getty
Crowds sing Happy Birthday to Prince Harry at the Invictus Games

On Friday, Harry and Meghan arrived to a rousing rendition of 'Happy Birthday' for the Duke. The crowds got into the celebratory spirit and even danced the conga!

Birthday celebrations

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had dinner with their team on Thursday night© Instagram
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had dinner with their team on Thursday night

Harry treated his team to an intimate pre-birthday dinner out at a restaurant in central Dusseldorf. The "family meal" took place in the main restaurant (not a private room) and Harry was "very generous, and tipped very well". Get all the exclusive details here including what they drank and ate!

 Fun with the crowd

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watch the sitting volleyball competition© Getty
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watch the sitting volleyball competition

The couple shared a sweet moment during the sitting volleyball competition on field one at the Merkur Spiel-Arena, where they happily posed for photos. 

Meeting NATO representatives 

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They looked very stylish at a meeting with NATO representatives

The Duke and Duchess carried out a private engagement before the Invictus Games fixtures, attending a meeting with NATO representatives. They looked effortlessly cool as usual. 

Smiles all round

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Prince Harry and Meghan at the Mixed Team Gold Medal Wheelchair Basketball

Prince Harry and Meghan looked delighted to be at the wheelchair basketball final between the United States and France during day four of the Invictus Games.

Being a sport

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The Duchess of Sussex watching the swimming finals

Meghan, 42, got into the sporting spirit as she cheered from the sidelines.

DON'T MISS: Meghan Markle's first day at the Invictus arena left me feeling emotional 

Interacting with young fans

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Prince Harry and Meghan seen interacting with young guests

On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess enjoyed the swimming final. They were seen interacting with some young spectators in the crowd.

MORE: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sing and dance at Invictus event 

Waving in unison

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Prince Harry and Meghan seen waving with the crowd

Prince Harry and Meghan enjoying the fifth day of the Invictus Games in Düsseldorf, Germany. Here, they were seen waving with the crowd at the wheelchair basketball.

Couple unite on stage

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speak on stage at the "Friends @ Home Event" at the Station Airport during day three of the Invictus Games Düssel© Chris Jackson
They both spoke on stage at the Friends @ Home Event

 Meghan, 42, looked every inch the supportive wife as she arrived at the 2023 Invictus Games. During a special dinner for friends and family of the competing athletes, the Duchess took to the stage with her husband, where she gave an impassioned speech. 

Meghan Markle arrives

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet friends and family members of competitors at the Friends @ Home Event© Chris Jackson
The royal couple meet friends and family members of competitors shortly after Meghan arrived in Germany

 Before heading onstage, the Duke and Duchess were able to meet with a number of competitors and family members at the Games. The couple were presented with several gifts, including books, a bracelet and a medal.

Prince Harry kisses wheelchair rugby player on the head

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The Duke kisses Davey Martinez on the head as he presents medals during the wheelchair rugby finals

 The Duke of Sussex warmly embraced a wheelchair rugby player by kissing him on the head at the Invictus Games. Harry, the event's founding patron, shared the moment with Team US player Davey Martinez as he presented medals following the action on Monday.

French Mascot

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Prince Harry greets the French mascot at the Powerlifting event

The Duke happily engaged in conversation with the French Mascot at Powerlifting event.

 Greeting competitors 

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Prince Harry greeting a Denmark team competitor

The dad-of-two stopped and chatted with competitors during the tournament. Here, he was seen greeting one from the Denmark team at the track and field at the athletics track on Day 2. 

Thumbs up

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The Duke of Sussex giving the thumbs up during the wheelchair rugby at the Invictus Games

During the tournament on Sunday, Prince Harry gave the thumbs up as he watched the wheelchair rugby during the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany. 

Opening ceremony

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Prince Harry speaking during the Invictus Games opening ceremony

On Saturday night, Prince Harry launched the event, and during an emotive speech in which he paid tribute to all of the competitors at the Opening Ceremony, he also found time to make a small joke about his wife, Meghan. He revealed that several new nations had joined the Invictus Games since their last outing in 2022. Harry confirmed that Colombia, Israel and Nigeria were now part of the Games, and this might mean a little more "competition" between him and the Duchess. "Now I'm not saying we play favourites in our home," the Duke joked. "But since my wife has discovered that she is of Nigerian descent, it's likely to get a little more competitive this year."

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