IMAGE ID 2GNJ8WK Prince Harry and Meghan at Global Citizen Concert 2021 in New York 250921 CREDIT Kristin Callahan, Everett Collection, Alamy Live News
Prince Harry will be joined by the Duchess of Sussex for the start of this year's Invictus Games (Picture: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection/Alamy Live News).
Invictus Games

Meghan to join Prince Harry at Invictus Games in The Hague

The competition starts in The Hague this weekend, after being delayed by the pandemic.

IMAGE ID 2GNJ8WK Prince Harry and Meghan at Global Citizen Concert 2021 in New York 250921 CREDIT Kristin Callahan, Everett Collection, Alamy Live News
Prince Harry will be joined by the Duchess of Sussex for the start of this year's Invictus Games (Picture: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection/Alamy Live News).

The Duchess of Sussex will join husband Prince Harry at this year's Invictus Games, which begin in the Netherlands this weekend.

The international competition will take place in The Hague from 16 to 22 April after being delayed by the pandemic.

The Invictus Games is an international multi-sport event launched in 2014 by the Duke of Sussex, with 300 competitors from 13 countries taking part in the inaugural competition in London.

The adaptive event is aimed at wounded, injured or sick Armed Forces personnel and veterans, and it takes its name from the Latin word 'Invictus'meaning 'unconquered' or 'undefeated'.

On Monday evening, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess confirmed that Meghan will join Harry at the games in The Hague for the first few days.

The Invictus Games was where the couple chose to make their first public appearance together almost five years ago.

Prince Harry and Meghan made their first public appearance together as a couple at the 2017 event, walking hand in hand together at the wheelchair tennis event.

Watch: Prince Harry's first public appearance in 2017 with the now-Duchess of Sussex.

Team UK will compete in nine sports at this month's Invictus Games: athletics, archery, wheelchair basketball, cycling, powerlifting, indoor rowing, wheelchair rugby, swimming and sitting volleyball.

The inaugral competition was held in London in 2014, when 300 competitors from 13 countries took part.