Harry and Meghan arrive for Invictus Games closing ceremony in Germany

Harry and Meghan arrive for Invictus Games closing ceremony in Germany

September 18, 2023

Glowing in Green! Harry and Meghan in the crowd for Invictus Games closing ceremony in Germany with Duchess of Sussex spotted clapping along as American team took their places to Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’

  • Invictus Games is drawing to a close in Germany after a week of competition
  • Harry wore a dark suit, while Meghan wore a green dress with floral patterns 

Meghan Markle couldn’t hide her pride as she beamed at Team USA when they took their place for the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games.

She looked on adoringly as the team walked on stage to Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA.

Meghan clapped along to the song as it reverberated around the Merkur Spiel-Arena and blew kisses to the team. 

Prince Harry also joined the applause front his front row seat.

He is due to give a five minute speech saluting those who have taken part in the week long games.

Meghan and Harry enjoying the closing ceremony at the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf

Meghan was glowing in an £830 Cult Gaia dress laser-cut with floral patterns, along with £525 leather pumps from Aquazzura 

Meghan could be seen waving during the ceremony, which saw the US team enter the stage to Bruce Springsteen’s iconic hit Born In The USA

Dominic Reid, chief executive of the Invictus Games, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Elke Bundenbender and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, president of Germany, at the Invictus Games closing ceremony in Dusseldorf

The US team at the Invictus Games closing ceremony on Saturday. The team entered the stage to Born In The USA by Bruce Springsteen – to the approval of the Duchess of Sussex

Thumping dance music greeted each of the teams as they took to the stage with the Ukrainian team given a standing ovation.

Harry and Meghan stood clapping each of the teams. He was sat next to Elke Budenbender the wife of the German President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Harry, dressed in a dark suit and dark shirt, could be seen leaning over to speak to Mr Steinmeier during the closing ceremony.

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Meghan, meanwhile, was glowing in green, wearing an £830 Raylene dress from Cult Gaia, laser-cut with floral patterns.

She also wore a pair of £525 Purist leather pumps from Aquazzura, £595 Kimai diamond earrings made with lab-grown stones, a £5,000 Cartier bracelet and a £50,000 Lorraine Schwartz emerald cut diamond pinky ring.

Eurovision Song Contest runner up Sam Ryder performed two songs before the closing speeches began and it was revealed 140,000 people had attended the games.

The Space Man singer could be seen holding Meghan’s hand as he performed. 

German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke of the ‘community’ feel of the games.

He said the competitors refusal to give up was an example to everyone and people who have served their country should not be forgotten.

He referenced the invasion of Ukraine and told the team they have the support of everyone calling it an ‘illegal war’.

The pledge of support was given a two minute standing ovation. He also thanked the Duke of Sussex for launching the games nine years ago.

Sam Ryder performed two songs during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games

The British Eurovision winner could be seen smiling and held Meghan’s hand as he performed

Space Man singer Sam Ryder performing during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games

The Ukraine team entered the stage for the closing ceremony to a standing ovation, clutching Ukrainian flags and applauding

The Merkur Spiel-Arena was packed out with spectators for the Invictus Games closing ceremony in Dusseldorf, Germany on Saturday

Earlier in the day, Meghan was seen hugging an athlete draped in the American flag as she took centre stage on the final day of the Invictus Games today.

The Duchess of Sussex, 42, handed the gold medal to Danielle Pothoof at the Swimming Medals Ceremony during day seven of the sporting event in Dusseldorf.

Wearing £260 trousers and a £580 trench coat from Cuyana as well as £545 Aquazurra purist pumps the royal hugged the athlete donning the star-spangled banner and couldn’t help but grin.

Danielle, who competes in both swimming and sitting volleyball at the games, served in the US Marine Corps as a Staff Sergeant.

While serving in Afghanistan in 2011, Danielle’s unit drove over a IED – leaving her critically injured and eventually needing a leg amputation. 

The Duchess also put her name to a huge ‘tribute wall’ adorned with messages from visitors to the games – choosing to sign her trademark ‘M’ close to a tribute to Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

Yesterday, Prince Harry was given a special birthday greeting – with spectators at the Invictus Games singing Happy Birthday to him in both English and German.

Harry clapped along and smiled next to the Duchess – before he mouthed ‘thank you’ to the spectators. 

Harry was later presented with a birthday cake by the Mayor of Dusseldorf, Dr Stephen Keller. The cake was in the colours of the Invictus Games with the words: ‘Happy Birthday Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex.’ 

Last night the couple celebrated with bratwurst sausages, wiener schnitzels and beers in a traditional German bar. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex enjoyed a night out in Dusseldorf with friends as the Invictus Games draws to a close.

Bar staff said the royals were ‘lovely’ and left a ‘big tip’ as they enjoyed plates piled high with red cabbage and mashed potato. While Harry celebrated with six half-pints, his wife stuck to just one small drink.

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