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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Wrap Invictus Games Countdown with Glam Banquet in Vancouver

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the One Year to Go Dinner at Vancouver Convention Center on Friday as part of the Invictus Games countdown celebrations. The 2025 iteration of the competition for service personnel and veterans will take place in one year in Whistler and Vancouver.

The event marked the end of the visit to British Columbia for Meghan, 42, and Prince Harry, 39, and included a host of memorable moments, including a gift of blankets woven by the Salish people for each of the couple’s children, Prince Archie, 4, and Princess Lilibet, 2, from Johnna Sparrow, an Indigenous advisor for the Games and sister of Chief Wayne Sparrow of the Musqueam Indian Band.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Invictus Games Countdown

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are hitting the ice for a brand-new Invictus Games sport with one of Canada’s famous crooners.

Prince Harry, 39, and Meghan, 42, stepped out for the third and final day of the Invictus Games One Year to Go celebration in Canada, joining Canadian Armed Forces veteran families and Invictus alumni at the Hillcrest Community Centre in Vancouver.

The Duke of Sussex tried wheelchair curling alongside a special guest, Michael Bublé. Cheering for his shots (or saying, “Oh no!” when an attempt didn’t go as planned), Harry was clearly in the zone as Bublé cheered him on.

Meghan watched from the sidelines, clapping and smiling.
Canada is also a special place for Prince Harry and Meghan on a personal level, and the Invictus Games marked an important moment early in their relationship. The couple famously made their debut as a couple at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, where Meghan lived while filming Suits.

For the joyous occasion, Meghan leaned into earth tones, looking like a vision of sophistication in a chic one-shoulder, floor-length column dress in an olive green hue by Canadian designer Greta Constantine, paired with black Manolo Blahnik heels. She accessorized with a gold chain necklace by Logan Hollowell and dainty gold drop earrings, kept her makeup natural and glowy complete with a matte nude lip, and styled her dark brown hair in a sleek, side-parted low bun.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Cozy Up in Canada on Valentine’s Day for Invictus Games Countdown

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are having a Valentine’s Day to remember in Canada.

On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped out for the start of the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025’s One Year to Go celebrations. Bundled up in their winter gear for the below-freezing temperatures, the couple held hands as they made their way onto the snowy mountain to speak with athletes in adaptive skis and their guides.

The Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025 will be the first winter edition of the competition through the introduction of winter sports. Next February, athletes can go for the gold in alpine skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, Nordic skiing, skeleton and wheelchair curling for the first time in addition to the core Invictus sports of indoor rowing, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby.

“As Invictus continues to adapt and evolve, I am extremely excited to announce that the Invictus Games Foundation has selected Canada to host the first-ever Winter Hybrid Games in 2025,” Prince Harry said in a statement around the news.

For the snowy outing on Wednesday, Meghan wore winter white with a winter hat by Burberry that she previously wore back when she was dating Prince Harry. Her footwear choice was the Sorel Joan of Arctic boots — a pair of shoes that she’s had in her closet for at least a decade! Harry opted for a black Eddie Bauer jacket and his Merrell Moab 3 Mid boots.

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Meghan Markle Announces Podcast Deal and Plans to Host a ‘Dynamic’ New Show After Cutting Ties with Spotify

Months after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry parted ways with Spotify, their next move in the podcasting world is revealed.

The Duchess of Sussex signed a new podcast deal with Lemonada Media. After Deadline was first to report the news on Tuesday, an announcement went up on the couple’s new website.

In addition to the one season of her Spotify series Archetypes now being distributed to all podcast platforms, Meghan is also set to launch a new show that she will host, although no further details on the untitled project have been revealed.

“I’m proud to now be able to share that I am joining the brilliant team at Lemonada to continue my love of podcasting,” Meghan said in a statement. “Being able to support a female founded company with a roster of thought provoking and highly entertaining podcasts is a fantastic way to kick off 2024. Our plan to re-release Archetypes so that more people can now have access to it, as well as launching a dynamic new podcast are well in the works. I’m so eager to be able to share it soon, and am overjoyed to be joining the Lemonada family.”

Lemonada’s CEO and co-founder, Jessica Cordova Kramer, said: “We are beyond honored that Meghan has trusted us to help democratize access to Archetypes, and that so many more people around the world will have access to the series soon. Meghan’s talent as host, creator and conversationalist is unparalleled and we are thrilled to co-create a new series with her that fosters her approach to creating art that matters.”
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have Plans for Valentine’s Day—And Their Netflix Deal

Aweek after making waves with a trip to Jamaica, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have another international trip in the works. On Friday, the Invictus Games Foundation announced that the couple will be traveling to Canada on February 14 to attend the One Year to Go event for the 2025 Vancouver Whistler Invictus Games. Along with the news, the foundation shared new photos of Meghan and Harry at the 2023 Games in Düsseldorf taken by their friend Misan Harriman.

Next year, the Invictus Games will return to Canada for the first time since Toronto hosted in 2017, where Meghan and Harry made their official debut as a couple. Planning for the 2025 Games, the first to be held during winter, began when Vancouver’s successful bid was announced in April 2022. “The Invictus Games Vancouver-Whistler 2025 will offer a global platform to expand the range and profile of winter adaptive sports,” Harry said at the time. “With deep respect, I’m also pleased to share that the Games in Canada will be held in partnership with the First Nations, in the spirit of truth and reconciliation with indigenous communities.”

Meghan and Harry last made a public trip to Canada in November, when Harry dropped the first puck at a hockey game between the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks as a part of the preparation for the 2025 Games. Later, he and Meghan were photographed celebrating in the stands.

More news about the couple’s Archewell Productions studio and its partnership with Netflix came out at a Wednesday Netflix event. According to Hello!, the company’s Chief Content Officer Bela Bajaria told the audience at its Next on Netflix presentation that Meghan and Harry have been working on a number of projects, including some with Brandon Riegg, the streamer’s vice president of unscripted and documentary series. Riegg, who joined Netflix in 2016, oversaw the company’s expansion into reality TV, which has produced hits like Queer Eye, Love Is Blind, and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

“They have a couple of unscripted things they’re working on with Brandon,” Bajaria said. “And they actually have like a bunch of development, they have a movie in development, a [scripted] series that they’re working on. So all very early development, with a movie, a TV show and a couple of unscripted shows.”

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have Plans for Valentine’s Day—And Their Netflix Deal

Aweek after making waves with a trip to Jamaica, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have another international trip in the works. On Friday, the Invictus Games Foundation announced that the couple will be traveling to Canada on February 14 to attend the One Year to Go event for the 2025 Vancouver Whistler Invictus Games. Along with the news, the foundation shared new photos of Meghan and Harry at the 2023 Games in Düsseldorf taken by their friend Misan Harriman.

Next year, the Invictus Games will return to Canada for the first time since Toronto hosted in 2017, where Meghan and Harry made their official debut as a couple. Planning for the 2025 Games, the first to be held during winter, began when Vancouver’s successful bid was announced in April 2022. “The Invictus Games Vancouver-Whistler 2025 will offer a global platform to expand the range and profile of winter adaptive sports,” Harry said at the time. “With deep respect, I’m also pleased to share that the Games in Canada will be held in partnership with the First Nations, in the spirit of truth and reconciliation with indigenous communities.”

Meghan and Harry last made a public trip to Canada in November, when Harry dropped the first puck at a hockey game between the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks as a part of the preparation for the 2025 Games. Later, he and Meghan were photographed celebrating in the stands.

More news about the couple’s Archewell Productions studio and its partnership with Netflix came out at a Wednesday Netflix event. According to Hello!, the company’s Chief Content Officer Bela Bajaria told the audience at its Next on Netflix presentation that Meghan and Harry have been working on a number of projects, including some with Brandon Riegg, the streamer’s vice president of unscripted and documentary series. Riegg, who joined Netflix in 2016, oversaw the company’s expansion into reality TV, which has produced hits like Queer Eye, Love Is Blind, and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

“They have a couple of unscripted things they’re working on with Brandon,” Bajaria said. “And they actually have like a bunch of development, they have a movie in development, a [scripted] series that they’re working on. So all very early development, with a movie, a TV show and a couple of unscripted shows.”

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Bob Marley Movie Premiere

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance on Tuesday at the premiere of Bob Marley: One Love in Jamaica. The couple walked the red carpet hand-in-hand, with Meghan in a black ensemble while Harry went with a suit sans tie for the evening out at the Carib Theatre in Kingston.

Bob Marley: One Love, hitting theaters on Feb. 14, stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary singer and Lashana Lynch as his wife, Rita.

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle appear at Canucks game to promote Invictus Games

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were spotted in the stands of the Vancouver Canucks hockey game with an old friend who helped bring them together.

On Monday night, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at the Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks matchup at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada, making the stop ahead of the next Invictus Games in Vancouver and Whistler in 2025. They were joined by Markus Anderson, who sat in their suite next to Meghan and hopped up to cheer when the home team scored a goal.

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Meghan Markle Gives Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet a Shout Out When Asked About Holiday Traditions

For Meghan Markle, the holidays are about her children: Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

The Duchess of Sussex, 42, hit the red carpet at Variety’s Power of Women event in Los Angeles on Thursday night. Just a week away from Thanksgiving, Meghan was asked by a reporter about her favorite holiday tradition.

“That’s a great question,” she replied. “Our little ones are little, and we’re enjoying every moment of it.”

Meghan and Prince Harry welcomed their son, Archie, in May 2019, and their daughter, Lilibet, made them a family of four in June 2021. In their holiday card released that year, they said, “Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa,’ and Lili made us a family.”

Meghan previously spoke about how their family spends the holidays during a November 2021 appearance on her friend Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. Asked about their Thanksgiving plans that year, Meghan shared, “I love to cook. We’ll be home and just sort of relax and settle in. It’s our second Thanksgiving at home in California, so it will be nice.”

DeGeneres, who also lives in Montecito, then joked, “What time should we show up?” Continue reading Meghan Markle Gives Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet a Shout Out When Asked About Holiday Traditions

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Make Under-the-Radar Visit to Camp Pendleton in San Diego

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are preparing for Veterans Day.

On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s organization Archewell shared news that the two “spent the morning with veteran and active duty service members and their loved ones at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California.”

The couple regularly mark Veterans Day and Remembrance Day (a memorial day observed in Commonwealth nations since the end of the First World War in 1919).

During their visit to San Diego, Meghan, 42, and Harry, 39, stopped by Operation Bigs — a first-of-its-kind mentoring program dedicated to children of military families, including active duty, veteran, and Gold Star families.

Those who attended ahead of Veterans Day, which falls on Saturday, discussed how the mentorship offered through Operation Bigs has supported their goals and ambitions, as well as the community’s. Continue reading Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Make Under-the-Radar Visit to Camp Pendleton in San Diego

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Oprah and More Attend Kevin Costner’s Santa Barbara Fundraiser

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were among the big names who joined Kevin Costner at a One805 charity fundraiser in Santa Barbara, California, on Friday.

The actor hosted the One805LIVE! Fall 2023 fundraiser — which was held in support of the first responder community and headlined by band Maroon 5 — at his 1.4-acre beachfront estate, days after he and estranged wife Christine reached a settlement in their divorce.

Christine, 49, was not seen in photos of the event, though her name is listed alongside Kevin’s as hosts of the fundraiser on the charity’s website, which detailed that the event would “take place on the oceanside estate of Kevin and Christine Costner.”

One805 provides financial aid and mental health support to first responders, and in a video posted by the charity on Instagram, Kevin, who is also an ambassador of One805, appeared onstage with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they presented him with an award at the fundraiser.

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Meghan Markle Joins Prince Harry at Invictus Games Event

Meghan Markle is joining in the fun at the Invictus Games!

Meghan and Prince Harry turned up to watch one of the latest contests at the 2023 event in Düsseldorf, Germany on Wednesday morning, where they met some of the competitors at the wheelchair basketball contest between Ukraine and Australia before sitting in the stands — and taking part in a celebratory group wave.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted chatting with, signing autographs and posing for photos with competitors and spectators at the outing.

Meghan, 42, and Harry, 38, also watched a children’s event, handing out medals and giving high fives to the young participants.

The Düsseldorf event is the sixth Invictus Games, following previous events in London, Orlando, Sydney, The Hague and Toronto — where Meghan and Harry made their first public appearance as a couple in 2017.

The adaptive sports competition for injured, sick and wounded service personnel and veterans is the brainchild of Harry and was set up in 2014.

Having originally appeared at the 2023 event alone, Harry was reunited with Meghan after she flew into Dusseldorf from Los Angeles on Tuesday. She is expected to remain in Germany until the closing ceremony of the Games on Saturday, which follows Harry’s 39th birthday on Friday.

“It is so special to be here, and I’m so sorry that I was a little late for the party,” Meghan said at a special party for Family & Friends shortly after her arrival on Tuesday, before revealing that the couple’s kids Prince Archie, 4, and Princess Lilibet, 2, had been partly responsible for the delay.

“Just like so many of you, we know this is about family and friends and the community that Invictus has created, that Fischer House has created, and so I had to just spend a little bit more time getting our little ones settled home,” the Duchess of Sussex added in her speech.
“Getting milkshakes, doing school drop off and then I just landed a couple of hours ago. I am thrilled that the first event that I can do with Invictus is here with all of you.”

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Meghan Markle Will Be Joining Prince Harry in Germany for the Invictus Games

Last year, Meghan Markle played a game of ping pong with Prince Harry in a video promoting the 2023 Invictus Games in Düsseldorf. Now, a spokesperson for the couple has confirmed that the duchess will be joining her husband in the German city for the games, which begin on September 9 and run through September 16.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to attend the Invictus Games 2023 in Düsseldorf,” a statement read, per People. “The Duke will be in attendance throughout the entirety of the games and will be joined by the Duchess shortly after the games begin.”

Before the games begin, Prince Harry will be attending the WellChild Awards in the UK on September 7. According to the charity, which supports children with disabilities and their charities, Harry will be on hand to give awards to this year’s winners. WellChild has counted Harry as their patron since 2007. Though Meghan has joined the duke at the annual awards ceremony in the past, Page Six reports that she will miss this year’s event due to previous commitments with the couple’s children Archie and Lilibet.

This year’s Invictus Games will be the sixth iteration of the event, following 2022’s games in The Hague. During the commencement event, Meghan introduced her husband before he gave a speech that touched on his experiences as a father and the resilience of the competitors from Ukraine, just a few months after the country was invaded by Russia.

In an interview at the time, Prince Harry told People about how his experience in the military inspired him to create the games in 2014. “When I was in the Army, I promised myself I would be out before having a wife and kids, because I couldn’t imagine the heartache of being apart for so long during deployment, the risk of possibly getting injured, and the reality that my family’s lives could be changed forever if that happened,” he said. “Every member of the Invictus community has experienced varying degrees of these things. I have tremendous respect for what they and their families sacrifice in the name of service.”

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Surprise Fund Recipient with a Call and ‘Really Sweet’ Message

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are connecting with young people making the digital world a better place.

In a new video released Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex surprised some recipients of the first-ever Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund grants with phone calls. Prince Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, were all smiles when they called some of the recipients from a bright garden — who tell PEOPLE they were equally excited.

“They congratulated me; they said they were really proud of the work that we’re doing here at Cyber Collective,” Tazin Khan Norelius, founder and CEO of Cyber Collective, exclusively tells PEOPLE.

Meghan also asked Tazin to pass along a message to her dad, who was an inspiration behind the organization. Continue reading Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Surprise Fund Recipient with a Call and ‘Really Sweet’ Message

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