LONDON - Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have paid a visit to Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle in the U.K. on their way to the fifth Invictus Games. It marks the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first visit since departing from the U.K. to California in March 2020. The Queen, now 95 - years - old, and recently recovered from Covid - 19, is facing mobility issues and has pulled out of several upcoming events.
Markle and Harry are making their way to Europe for the fifth Invictus Games taking place in the Dutch city of The Hague from this weekend onwards. Prior to returning together for the event, Prince Harry has previously visited twice on his own for two occasions: the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip, in April 2021, and once more in July 2021 to unveil a statue of his mother, Princess Diana, with brother Prince William.
Launched by the Duke of Sussex for wounded service members and veterans, the Invictus Games will take place from April 16 to 22, 2022. Originally scheduled to take place in 2020, but postponed to this year due to the pandemic, the games will see Markle join the Duke on occasion too. This is not the Duchess of Sussex's first experience at the event, having joined Prince Harry at the Toronto Games in 2017, the couple's first official appearance together, and for the Sydney Games in 2018.