Meghan Markle will join Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands next week

Meghan Markle will mark her first trip outside the United States since leaving the royal family, when she travels to the Netherlands with Prince Harry for next week’s Invictus Games.

The Duke of Sussex and Meghan will cross the Atlantic to The Hague shortly after refusing to be with Harry’s family at Westminster Abbey for his grandfather’s service of thanksgiving less than two weeks ago.

Despite royal criticism of the move following Harry’s Supreme Court battle for his family’s security, the couple will be joined by a Netflix documentary team for the six-day event, Mirror reports.

Meghan could even join Harry on stage at the opening ceremony of the games, a source suggesting that there would be “a big surprise for the launch of the event”.

They continued: “Meghan is excited to travel with Harry for the event, which is definitely close to his heart.”

Harry and Meghan are expected to arrive in the Netherlands on Friday after traveling from their £ 11 million Montecito mansion in California.

The Duke of Sussex and Meghan will cross the Atlantic to The Hague shortly after refusing to be with Harry’s family at Westminster Abbey for his grandfather’s Thanksgiving service less than two weeks ago.

Despite royal criticism of the move following Harry's Supreme Court battle for his family's security, the pair will be joined by a Netflix documentary team for the six-day event.  Pictured: Prince Harry talks to the UK team before leaving for the 2022 Invictus Games

Despite royal criticism of the move following Harry’s Supreme Court battle for his family’s security, the pair will be joined by a Netflix documentary team for the six-day event. Pictured: Prince Harry talks to the UK team before leaving for the 2022 Invictus Games

Harry's decision to miss Prince Philip's memorial service, especially the one that honored his beloved grandfather, is likely to add even more tension to his strained relationship with his family.

Harry’s decision to miss Prince Philip’s memorial service, especially the one that honored his beloved grandfather, is likely to add even more tension to his strained relationship with his family.

Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Productions first announced its Netflix Heart of Invictus series in April last year.

Their official website describes the project as “a multi-episode production that will feature a group of extraordinary Invictus Games competitors from around the world – members of the military community who suffered injuries or life-changing illnesses – on their way to Invictus Games. ‘

After being postponed by the pandemic, the next organization of the Invictus Games, an international sports competition for injured and sick soldiers and veterans from around the globe, will take place on April 16-22.

The High Court heard that the duke did not feel safe in Britain without Scotland Yard officers with him. Harry wants to bring his children to visit the US, but “he can’t go back to his house” because it’s too dangerous, a legal representative said earlier.

But it still plans to fly more than 5,500 miles worldwide to The Hague.

Meghan could even join Harry on stage at the opening ceremony of the games, a source suggesting that there would be

Meghan could even join Harry on stage at the opening ceremony of the games, a source suggesting that there would be “a big surprise for the launch of the event”.

Harry is about to travel to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games and used a surprise video call to the UK team

Harry is about to travel to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games and used a surprise video call to the UK team

The Duke of Sussex recently joked that he was learning Dutch and wearing orange - the national color of the Netherlands.

The Duke of Sussex recently joked that he was learning Dutch and wearing orange – the national color of the Netherlands.

The police and security services in the Netherlands have refused to say whether they will receive royal protection in the Netherlands, although it is likely that one of the event’s partners is the Dutch Ministry of Defense, which also deals with the country’s security and terrorism.

Former Inspector Ken Wharfe, who was a protection officer for Princess Diana, Prince William and Harry, wondered why the king would feel safer in the Netherlands than in Britain.

He told MailOnline this week:[Harry] he would have traveled to his grandfather’s memorial service with his brother or father and would have received protection from the Met. It’s not like he came to Westminster Abbey on a bicycle. “

He added: “The Dutch police will conduct their own security assessments and liaise with Harry’s private security.

“But I think it’s more of a risk to go to the Netherlands to support a charity with a military connection than to come to London last week.”

The Duke is at the center of an extraordinary legal dispute over his security when he comes to Britain.

He filed a lawsuit against the Interior Ministry after being told that he would no longer be granted “the same degree” of personal security when he visited the United States, despite claiming that he had offered to pay himself. .

The Duke’s legal team claimed that he wanted to return to the UK “to see family and friends”, adding: “Especially, this is and will always be his home”.

Harry was said to have wanted to return for the Thanksgiving service for Philip and bring his children Archie and Lilibet and his wife Meghan.

It is understood that government officials were outraged by the king’s legal action.

He was allegedly warned that British police officers were not available for “personal security protection” and that it was “irrelevant” that he had offered to pay for them himself.

After his grandfather died in April last year, Harry returned to the funeral, leaving his wife Meghan and son Archie pregnant in America.

Harry’s decision to miss such an important event last week, especially one that honored his beloved grandfather, is likely to add even more tension to his strained relationship with his family.

When the queen recently announced that it was “her sincere desire” for Camilla to become queen when her husband Charles becomes king, Harry made no public comment in support of his stepmother in response to the news.

Prince Andrew controversially walked his mother down the aisle of Westminster Abbey.  In the picture: He releases his mother by the arm as she walks in the last steps to her place without help

Prince Andrew controversially walked his mother down the aisle of Westminster Abbey. In the picture: He releases his mother by the arm as she walks in the last steps to her place without help

The royal family is also preparing for other bombs from Harry when he publishes his memoirs, which are said to have been postponed until the end of this year.

Harry caught Invictus Games Team contestants with a video call on Wednesday as members gathered for a final camp before the event takes place in the Netherlands later this month.

The Duke founded the games to help rehabilitate wounded or sick military personnel and veterans around the globe, challenging them to compete in sporting events similar to the Paralympic Games.

The hall burst out laughing when Harry commented that the competitors had two years to prepare for the games and that therefore fitness should not be an issue.

“You realize that no one, not just you guys, has no excuse not to be in shape now,” he joked.

Harry also asked about the former instructor of the Royal Wales Physical Training Corps Vic Wales, who was one of the members of the training staff while a cadet at Sandhurst.

– Is my PTI from Sandhurst here somewhere? Harry asked, before he saw her and exclaimed, “Here she is.”

He said: “I can’t believe how many years, 15 years, our paths are about to cross again.

“You used to yell at me so much.”

Harry seemed to be told she needed him, because then she said, “I need him. Yeah cool. It’s also pretty fair.

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