From 16 to 22 April the Dukes of Sussex will be in the Netherlands for the Games dedicated to war veterans. A real affront to the monarchy after having forfeited the celebrations for the anniversary of the death of Prince Philip.
They renounced the mass that was held at Westminster Abbey on the occasion of the first anniversary of Prince Philip’s death, but Harry of England and Meghan Markle will fly to the Netherlands to attend the 2022 edition of the Invictus Games, a sort of Olympics dedicated to veterans who have become disabled in service.
Meghan Markle will accompany Harry to Europe
The first to confirm his presence, from 16 to 22 April next, was the prince: the Games, moreover, he founded them in 2014, a more than obvious choice. To create chatter, however, was the news that there will also be his wife, who arrived in the Daily Mail from a spokesperson for the couple in the last few hours. The British and US tabloids went wild. The reason is simple: it is now clear that having snubbed the mass for Philip has reasons that go beyond those related to safety put forward by the Sussexes.
The Dukes of Sussex and security concerns
The story is now known. Harry and Meghan are not returning to the UK because, as they are no longer active members of the royal family, they cannot enjoy the Scotland Yard safety treatment, which they enjoyed before the Megxit. At the moment, the Dukes of Sussex use private bodyguards, who (of course) have to pay out of their own pockets. A situation that, according to them, would not guarantee sufficient tranquility for a return to the United Kingdom, albeit temporary.
For the Netherlands, however, they have decided to make an exception, indeed, according to the Mirror, Meghan Markle could even open the Games together with her husband. “Meghan is thrilled to travel with Harry for the event,” an insider told the tabloid, which also launched another rumor: a Netflix crew will follow the couple to document the six days of events.
The Invictus, after all, have always been very dear to the Sussex. It was during an edition of the Games, that of 2017, in Toronto, that the two made their debut as a couple, a few weeks before the official announcement of the engagement.
Markle’s return to Europe, two years after Megxit
For the former actress it will be the first trip to Europe after the break with the Windsor home; she had been more than justified absent at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, as pregnant with second child Lilibet, and an unnecessary guest when Harry had flown to London to unveil the statue of his mother Diana with his brother William last summer. Reasons that, by now, no longer exist. Everything could easily be forgotten if the trip also included a stop in Windsor, considering that on 21 April Elizabeth II will be 90 years old.
Sources: Io Donna, VanityFair