Prince Harry opens the 2018 Invictus Games and mentions the new royal baby
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took part in the festivities celebrating the opening of the Invictus Games and he couldn't help but mention the upcoming baby.
The royal couple attended the Invictus Games Opening Ceremony this Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the famous Sydney Opera House.
The moment was shared on Kensington Palace's official Twitter account, where fans and followers were able to see pictures of the event.
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"A new generation - the Invictus generation - is defining what it means to serve. And we are all taking notice."— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) October 20, 2018
Read The Duke of Sussex's speech at the @InvictusSydney opening ceremony #IG2018: https://t.co/7t7bYnrjHD pic.twitter.com/ppDYhOFCnZ
A SWEET TRIBUTE
The 34-year-old took the stage and delivered an emotional speech, not only about the Games, which he came up with but also the new royal baby.
Dressed in a dashing gray tweed blazer and trousers, the Duke of Sussex started by honoring his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, by mentioning that she was the one who declared the Opera House open back in 1973.
After a thank you to all the amazing volunteers that will be helping out during @InvictusSydney - the #InvictusGames flag is carried in by representatives of the four hosts nations since 2014, as @thelaurawright performs the Invincible anthem. pic.twitter.com/qd9bkAvNMw— Invictus Games Foundation 💛🖤+💙 (@WeAreInvictus) October 20, 2018
A VERY SPECIAL COMPETITION
Harry went on to say that it was an honor to be standing on that same stage, one of Australia's most iconic symbols and the home of the fourth edition of the Invictus Games.
After encouraging all competitors, the Prince moved on to an emotional piece about the most recent addition to the Royal family, which was announced on Monday.
"It’s your privilege to watch in the stands or with your friends & families around the television. It’s your responsibility to make sure your children know how amazing these guys and girls really are..."#InvictusGames @InvictusSydney pic.twitter.com/PmAkTG2o0g— Invictus Games Foundation 💛🖤+💙 (@WeAreInvictus) October 20, 2018
"I have been so proud to be able to introduce my wife to you and we have been so happy to be able to celebrate the personal joy of our newest addition with you all."
Prince Harry, Invictus Games, October 20, 2018
"@WeAreInvictus has become about the example of service and dedication our competitors have provided to the world.— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) October 20, 2018
Our Invictus family has turned these games into a symbol of strength, honour and optimism for a new generation." —The Duke of Sussex @InvictusSydney #IG2018 pic.twitter.com/vy5YMUiatJ
THE PROUD WIFE
Meghan, who was in attendance wearing a stunning navy blue Stella McCartney dress and coat, couldn't help but smile at her husband's words.
The coat sported by the Duchess of Sussex was designed by Gillian Anderson, former "X-Files" actress who became a fashion designer after a long run on television
The Duke and Duchess meet Lynx, a short legged echinda. The couple ask if he is drooling because he's stressed, and are told no, he's "excited to see them" #royalvisitaustralia #tarongazoo pic.twitter.com/Zsxb8VVjw3— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) October 15, 2018
The royal couple still has 11 more days on Australian territory as part of their 16-day official tour. They are also expected to visit New Zealand and Fiji in the following week.