Prince Henry of England inaugurated the Invictus Games in Toronto on Saturday alongside First Lady Melania Trump and with his girlfriend Meghan Markle a few rows back, the first time they both attended a public event.
During the day, fans waited for each of the appearances of the member of the British royal family within the framework of the sport tournament, modeled after the Paralympic Games and reserved for the wounded and disabled of recent wars or armed conflicts.
It was finally in the sports venue where the opening ceremony of the Games took place that the prince’s girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle, took her place discreetly.
The beautiful brunette was seated some distance away from Prince Henry, near Melania Trump and right behind Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
From her confidences to Vanity Fair magazine earlier this month, Meghan Markle is expected at every official launch of the prince to formalize their relationship.
“We are a couple. We are in love. I’m sure there will come a time when we will have to introduce ourselves and tell our story, but I hope people understand that this is our time, “said this 36-year-old Los Angeles-born actress, three more than the prince.
Daughter of an African American mother and a white father, this brunette shares her private life easily in social networks, publishes her meetings with Justin Trudeau and even announced last year her preference for Hillary Clinton.
The inhabitants of Toronto have also had their curiosity sharpened because Meghan Markle is at home.
The actress bought a house in Toronto after her divorce from a US producer in 2013, and the filming of the series “Suits”, which is one of the stars.
In Toronto, Enrique’s program is entirely dedicated to the sports competitions that began on Saturday.
“Welcome to the Invictus 2017 Games,” said the Prince, praising the bravery of all soldiers who “continue to do what they do best, serve their country with passion and integrity.”
“You are not here just to inspire, you are to win,” he added.
Enrique said that these Games “not only help veterans recover from their physical and mental wounds, but also inspire people to follow their example of resilience, optimism and service in their own lives.”
After serving twice in Afghanistan, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II attended for his fame at the launch of the Invictus Games, whose first edition took place in September 2014 in London.
Second son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, Henry is the fifth in the line of succession to the throne.