Prince Harry has confirmed that he will attend the next Invictus Games in Germany next month. He said in a video message that he is both excited and nervous for the games. Harry is currently in Asia for a charity and polo tour, but he will head to Dusseldorf for the week-long event. The games begin just one day after the anniversary of the Queen's death, which is being hosted in Balmoral, Scotland.
Prince Harry spoke to Invictus Games athletes in a virtual call from his Montecito mansion. He said that he is both excited and nervous for the games, and that he can't wait to see everyone again. He praised the athletes for taking the next step on their “healing journey,” and said that he is also on one himself. He wished the athletes good luck for the remaining few weeks, and said that he is looking forward to having a lot of fun with them. He thanked the athletes for their service, commitment, and determination, and said that the games are going to be the best ones yet.
Harry also revealed that his close friend, singer Rita Ora, will headline the closing ceremony of the games. He said that he will also be featured in the closing ceremony, and that he will give a speech that is anticipated to be emotional.
Meghan Markle is expected to attend the second half of the Invictus Games in Germany, where she will hear her husband, Prince Harry, give a speech. A source told the Rheinische Post that Meghan is “very emotional” about the games, and that she is “looking forward to watching her husband's speech in person.”
The Sussexes have not yet been invited to the anniversary of the Queen's death in Balmoral. They could easily be in the UK before the games begin, but there has been no invite extended to them. Sources say that there has been “no outreach” to the Sussexes from the royal family.
With many royals up in Scotland in the upcoming weeks, it is uncertain whether the Sussexes will see any of them. Some have speculated that the Sussexes may choose to avoid Balmoral altogether, given the frosty relationship between Harry and his family.