During the Invictus Games Opening Ceremony, Meghan Markle and Prince…

During the Invictus Games Opening Ceremony, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry exchange a kiss

That’s a regal greeting!

Meghan Markle made a special introduction to her “amazing husband” and the originator of the sports event, Prince Harry, at the Invictus Games opening ceremony on April 16. Meghan invited Harry onto the platform after she finished her speech, and the two exchanged a beautiful kiss.

The royal couple have had a busy day. In addition to speaking at the ceremony, Meghan and Harry attended the Jaguar Land Rover Challenge, the Invictus Games’ opening event, and were afterwards seen being sweetly driven around a closed course by two children in silver miniature cars.

Meghan said the couple was “very grateful” to the Netherlands, where the Games are being held, for “welcoming us and for hosting the Invictus Games,” according to a video of her remarks released on Twitter by journalist Omid Scobie.

“My husband and I both understand it’s been a lot of work to get here, both physically and emotionally for each team,” she said. “Not least of all for the Ukraine team, with whom we are all united.”

The Duchess of Sussex, who was dressed in a white Khaite bodysuit and black trousers, also took a minute to thank all of the athletes for attending the event, who are all wounded, injured, or sick servicemen and women, both active duty and veterans.

“We salute your years of active duty on the field and your continued commitment to your country, family, and community off the field here at the Invictus Games,” she said.

Thank you so much for your service, and thank you to all of your family and friends who have been here to support you throughout. This is because we are providing a service. This is what commitment looks like. And then there’s the Invictus clan. “

Meghan then turned her attention to her husband, whom she married in 2018, saying it was her “distinguished honor” to welcome the Duke of Sussex to the stage, praising his commitment to the Games.

She added, “He has also spent many late nights and early mornings arranging for these games to make them as flawless as possible for everyone of you.”

“I could not admire and respect him more, and I know you all feel the same way because he’s a fellow veteran who has served two tours in Afghanistan and ten years in the military.”

Meghan ended her address by saying, “Please welcome my beautiful husband,” referring to him as the father of “our two little ones” (the couple has a 2-year-old son, Archie, and a 10-month-old daughter, Lili).

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