Meghan Markle looked the epitome of chic on Saturday as she attended the opening ceremony for The Invictus Games in The Hague.

The Duchess of Sussex, 40, dazzled in a Cartier necklace worth £12,800 and donned a stunning cream off the shoulder bodysuit as she beamed beside Prince Harry, 37.

The mother-of-two teamed the ensemble with black straight leg trousers and elevated her height with a pair of stylish black heels.

Gorgeous: Meghan Markle looked the epitome of chic on Saturday as she attended day one of the Invictus Games in The Hague

Meghan accessorised with several diamond bracelets and matching silver earrings, while opting for a dewy makeup look, with a swipe of pink blush and lipstick. 

The natural beauty slicked her brunette tresses back into a low bun as she took to the stage to make her speech before packing on the PDA with her supportive husband Harry.

Meghan spoke of her ‘love and respect ‘ for Harry before mentioning her two young children and saying she could ‘not be prouder of my husband’.

The royal couple walked hand in hand as they approached team members and stopped for a chat and some photos – before taking their seats to hear a speech from Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte.

The loving gesture is just the latest in a long line of public displays of affection between Harry and Meghan – who haven’t been able to keep their hands off one another since first going public with their relationship in 2017. 

Stylish: The Duchess of Sussex , 40, dazzled in a Cartier necklace worth £12,800 and donned a stunning cream off the shoulder bodysuit as she beamed beside Prince Harry

Stylish: The Duchess of Sussex , 40, dazzled in a Cartier necklace worth £12,800 and donned a stunning cream off the shoulder bodysuit as she beamed beside Prince Harry

Designer Duchess: Meghan accessorised with several diamond bracelets and matching silver earrings, while opting for a dewy makeup look, with a swipe of pink blush and lipstick

Designer Duchess: Meghan accessorised with several diamond bracelets and matching silver earrings, while opting for a dewy makeup look, with a swipe of pink blush and lipstick

Looking good: The mother-of-two teamed the ensemble with black straight leg trousers and elevated her height with a pair of stylish black heels

Looking good: The mother-of-two teamed the ensemble with black straight leg trousers and elevated her height with a pair of stylish black heels

Meghan told the audience Harry had spent ‘many late nights and early mornings’ planning for the games – which he founded in 2014 – and described him as ‘incredible’

After thanking the veterans present for their military service, she said: ‘Now it is my distinguished honour to introduce who you will be excited to hear from. 

‘He has spent many late nights and early mornings planning for these games to make them as perfect as possible for each of you.

‘I could not love and respect him more and I know many of you feel the same because he is your fellow veteran having served two tours of Afghanistan, and ten years of military service and the founder of Invictus Games and the father to our two little ones, Archie and Lili.

‘Please welcome my incredible husband, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex.’

Harry took to the stage and kissed Meghan as he took the microphone out of her hand. He smiled broadly as she returned to her seat and said: ‘Thank you my love’.

Loved-up: The natural beauty slicked her brunette tresses back into a low bun as she took to the stage to make her speech before packing on the PDA with Harry

Loved-up: The natural beauty slicked her brunette tresses back into a low bun as she took to the stage to make her speech before packing on the PDA with Harry

It comes after they spent the day meeting injured military veterans before hitching a ride on mini Land Rovers, with their Netflix crew in tow to capture every moment.   

One of the biggest cheers of the night came when Mr Rutte paid tribute to the Ukrainian team, telling them: ‘I am sure you are here with mixed feelings and great concern of what is happening back home. 

‘Some members of the Invictus community cannot be here as they are fighting on the front line.  

Sweet: Meghan spoke of her 'love and respect ' for Harry before mentioning her two young children and saying she could 'not be prouder of my husband'

 Sweet: Meghan spoke of her ‘love and respect ‘ for Harry before mentioning her two young children and saying she could ‘not be prouder of my husband’

Happy: The brunette beauty clapped after hearing a speech from Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte

Happy: The brunette beauty clapped after hearing a speech from Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte

‘We are also thinking of those in the community who have paid the ultimate price. We are behind you and support you and together we can show that unity and solidarity will win over conflict.’

Hans Ploegmakers, an injured veteran, then played the Dutch version of The Last Post on trumpet followed by a minute’s silence.

The crowd were told that an empty yellow chair would be left at each of the sporting venues to salute fallen servicemen and women who had died serving their country.  

Opening ceremony: The annual event was founded by Harry, with the first ever edition being held in London back in 2014, followed by the US, Canada and Australia

Opening ceremony: The annual event was founded by Harry, with the first ever edition being held in London back in 2014, followed by the US, Canada and Australia

In high spirits: The beaming couple hold hands while they are cheered as they arrive to Saturday's ceremony in The Hague

In high spirits: The beaming couple hold hands while they are cheered as they arrive to Saturday’s ceremony in The Hague

Harry and Meghan’s arrival to tonight’s ceremony came after national teams walked out to a live military band – with Ukraine, again, receiving a huge standing ovation.

The team, who were granted special permission to compete from President Volodymyr Zelensky amid the Russian invasion, waved to the cheering crowds while the band’s cover of Euphoria by Loreen blasted through the rafters. 

Tonight’s ceremony features live performances from the Kaiser Chiefs, along with Dutch singer-songwriter Anneke van Giersbergen and Hague-based rock band DI-RECT.

Speech: The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry both took to the stage during during the Invictus Games opening ceremony

Speech: Meghan beamed while speaking to the crowd

Speech: The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry both took to the stage during the Invictus Games opening ceremony

Still going strong: Harry and Meghan haven't been able to keep their hands off one another since first going public with their relationship in 2017

Still going strong: Harry and Meghan haven’t been able to keep their hands off one another since first going public with their relationship in 2017

Power couple: It comes after they spent the day meeting injured military veterans before hitching a ride on mini Land Rovers, with their Netflix crew in tow to capture every moment

Power couple: It comes after they spent the day meeting injured military veterans before hitching a ride on mini Land Rovers, with their Netflix crew in tow to capture every moment

Stunning: The Duchess oozed sophistication in her designer ensemble

Stunning: The Duchess oozed sophistication in her designer ensemble 

The Games will run until next Friday and will see more than 500 competitors from 20 nations battle it out in events including archery, athletics, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.

The annual event was founded by Harry, with the first ever edition being held in London back in 2014, followed by the US, Canada and Australia. 

The Hague was supposed to host the 2020 Games but it was pushed back to this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.   

Meet and greet: Harry and Meghan stop and chat with competitors from Team Netherlands after arriving to the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games

Meet and greet: Harry and Meghan stop and chat with competitors from Team Netherlands after arriving to the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games

Annual event: Competitors at the Invictus Games record the moment Harry and Meghan walk out to the stadium during the opening ceremony

Annual event: Competitors at the Invictus Games record the moment Harry and Meghan walk out to the stadium during the opening ceremony



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