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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle in South Florida for polo competition, charity benefit

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a surprise visit to Palm Beach County this week, with Harry taking part in a panel in South Beach Thursday and the couple spending time in Wellington on Friday for a polo match.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who now live in California, arrived around 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Grand Champions Polo Club for the Royal Salute Polo Challenge to benefit Sentebale.

They were shuttled to the field that sits west of the National Polo Center. The couple stopped for photos with Sentebale executives and friends, including polo player Nacho Figueras and his wife, Delfina. Nacho played in Friday’s match.

Harry is a co-founder of Sentebale, which works with children in Lesotho and Botswana, in Southern Africa, impacted by poverty and health issues like HIV. Sentebale means “forget-me-not” in Sesotho, the language of Lesotho.


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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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February 16 | “One Year to Go” Invictus Games dinner

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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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February 16 | Invictus Games wheelchair curling training camp

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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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February 14 | One Year to Go event for Invictus Games 2025

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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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September 22 | One805 Live!


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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 Receives Gracie Award for ‘Archetypes’ Podcast

Meghan Markle is being honored by the Gracie Awards.

PEOPLE exclusively reveals that the Duchess of Sussex, 41, has been named a digital media national winner for the 48th Annual Gracie Awards for her Spotify podcast Archetypes. Organized by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, the Gracies celebrate exemplary programming and individual achievement created by, for and about women across all media in news and entertainment.

“Thank you to the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation for this prestigious honor. This is a shared success for me and the team behind Archetypes — most of whom are women — and the inspiring guests who joined me each week,” Meghan said in a statement shared to the Archewell Foundation website.

The Duchess of Sussex is being recognized for her role as a podcast host, as is Katie Couric for her namesake show Next Question and Alex Cooper for Call Her Daddy. Stars being celebrated as television national winners include Christina Applegate, Tracee Ellis Ross, Faith Hill, Amanda Seyfried, Ava DuVernay and Ziwe (who appeared on Archetypes in the fall).

Other awardees in the TV category include The Drew Barrymore Show, Abbott Elementary and TODAY, while The First Lady starring Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson takes the prestigious Grand Award for exceptional production. The Grand Award signifies a distinct level of achievement, acknowledging the extraordinary talent, dedication and production involved in creating these exceptional pieces.

Winners of the 48th Annual Gracie Awards will be celebrated at a gala event at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles on May 23, which will see a special tribute to women directors following a record number of submissions.

Meghan previously described Archetypes as “a labor of love” after the show won the People’s Choice Award for pop podcast of 2022.

“Thank you to all the supporters and fans of Archetypes who voted for us for this special People’s Choice Award,” she said in a statement on Archewell in December. “I loved digging my hands into the process, sitting up late at night in bed, working on the writing and creative. And I loved digging deep into meaningful conversation with my diverse and inspiring guests, laughing and learning with them, and with each of you listening.”

“It has been such a labor of love with an amazing team who were each instrumental in helping to bring this series to life,” she added, thanking producers who “worked hard to make each moment resonate.”

Meghan and Prince Harry first announced a “multi-year partnership” between Spotify and their production company Archewell Audio in 2020. According to its Spotify profile page, Archetypes intends to “investigate, dissect, and subvert the labels that try to hold women back.”

Guests across the 12 episodes included Serena Williams, Mariah Carey, Mindy Kaling, Margaret Cho, Lisa Ling, Constance Wu, Paris Hilton, Issa Rae and Jameela Jamil for conversations on ambition, race, mental health and more.

Archetypes debuted in August and topped the Spotify charts in the process.

In related headlines, Meghan and Prince Harry were celebrated at the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award Gala in New York City in December. The couple received the prestigious Ripple of Hope Award for their work in racial justice, mental health and other social impact action through their Archewell Foundation.


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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Arrive Hand-in-Hand for 1-Year Countdown for Invictus Games in Germany

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are already fired up about next year’s Invictus Games!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped out in Düsseldorf, Germany on Tuesday for the Invictus Games’ One Year to Go event.

Harry, 37, and Meghan, 41, walked a red carpet hand-in-hand and were greeted by local officials at city hall. The couple also made sure to give a few pets to a service dog named Loki, who was sporting an Invictus Games bandana — after all, the animal lovers have three dogs at home in California, including their newest member of the family, Mia.

The German hub was first announced as a future host city for the Invictus Games — Harry’s international adaptive sports competition for injured, sick and wounded service personnel and veterans — in 2020 with the event initially set for 2022. However, when the coronavirus pandemic delayed the 2020 Invictus Games in The Hague, the Netherlands until 2022, preparations for Düsseldorf were also bumped back.

Now, the Invictus Games are finally set to commence in the German city from September 9 to 16, 2023.

A cause close to his heart, Prince Harry launched the Paralympic-style sports tournament in 2014 after attending the 2013 Warrior Games in the U.S., inspired by the transformative physical, psychological and social powers of sports for those who have served.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Take the Stage at One Young World Summit amid Return to the U.K.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are back in the U.K.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex appeared at the One Young World Summit in Manchester on Monday, their first joint working visit in England since stepping back from their senior royal roles in March 2020. After participating in a private round table on gender equality earlier in the day, Meghan and Harry were greeted with cheers as they stepped onto the stage. Meghan is set to deliver the keynote address at the event’s opening ceremony.

Meghan, 41, has been a One Young World Counsellor since 2014. In 2019, she attended the One Young World Opening Ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall and hosted a roundtable for gender equality activists at Windsor Castle, where Harry, 37, joined her.

During the opening remarks at The Bridgewater Hall this year, co-founder Kate Robertson told the delegates that the “innovation and positivity in this room” can “build the world that future generations deserve.” Onstage, she and the prince shared a hug.

Since launching in 2009, the One Young World community has grown to a network of over 13,700 ambassadors, and their projects have impacted 35.8 million people worldwide, according to the organization.

One Young World’s flagship event unites activists, humanitarians, world leaders, business executives, entrepreneurs, politicians and innovators to come together to confront the biggest challenges facing humanity.

The appearance kicks off a busy week for the couple, who relocated to Meghan’s home state of California in 2020 after stepping back from their roles as working members of the royal family. On Tuesday, they will travel to Germany for the Invictus Games’ “One Year to Go” countdown event. Meghan and Prince Harry will then head back to the U.K. to attend the WellChild Awards on Thursday.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex “are delighted to visit with several charities close to their hearts in early September,” a spokesperson for the couple said after announcing the trip in August.


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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan to Visit the United Kingdom Next Month

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are heading to the United Kingdom and Germany next month for a series of special engagements.

A spokesperson for the Sussexes tells that the two “are delighted to visit with several charities close to their hearts in early September,” with stops in Manchester, Düsseldorf, and London.

On Labor Day, September 5, the couple will spend time at the One Young World Summit in Manchester, England, where Meghan will deliver a keynote address during the opening ceremony for young leaders. A spokesperson for the global forum adds that the couple will also meet with a group of summit delegates “doing outstanding work on gender equality.”

Meghan has been a One Young World counsellor since 2014, and this will be her fourth time at the summit, which brings together talent from dozens of countries and sectors to debate and devise solutions to pressing issues.

The following day, the duke and duchess will be flying over to Germany for a special One Year to Go event for the 2023 Invictus Games in Düsseldorf, which begin on September 9 the following year.

In April, the Sussexes spent time in the Netherlands for the 2022 Invictus Games, a sporting tournament for wounded, injured, and sick Armed Forces personnel and veterans, which Harry founded in 2014.

Two days later, Harry and Meghan will return to the U.K. for the WellChild Awards, a ceremony celebrating the inspirational qualities of seriously ill children and young people in Britain, alongside those who care for them.

The Duke of Sussex has been patron of the charity since 2007 and considers its annual awards one of the most important dates on his calendar.

This will be Harry and Meghan’s third visit to the U.K. in 2022. In April, the couple spent a night in Windsor to visit Queen Elizabeth II before traveling to The Hague for the Invictus Games. And in June, they traveled with their children, Archie and Lilibet, and attended two official events for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

This time around, it’s unclear if they’ll be reuniting with Harry’s royal family.

Before stepping back from their royal roles in early 2020, both the duke and duchess assured charities and organizations close to them that their work would not come to an end.


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The Duchess of Sussex, and Jessica Yellin on Abortion Rights, the ERA, and Why They Won’t Give Up Hope

On June 26—two days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade—Jessica Yellin, the award-winning journalist and founder of the independent media company News Not Noise, called the two people she knew could put that seismic event into perspective. The first? Gloria Steinem. The second? Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.

Steinem, the face of American feminism, and Meghan, a vocal advocate for paid leave and fair labor rights for women, have been friends since 2020. After Meghan learned that they were both sheltering in place in Montecito, California, she asked if Steinem wanted to help her make calls thanking voter-registration organizers. Steinem agreed.

That connection soon blossomed into an alliance, and for the past several months, Steinem and Meghan have been formulating a plan to get the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) ratified. (“It would explicitly extend to women the rights granted in the Constitution to men,” Yellin tells Vogue. “The ERA would change the playing field for women’s reproductive rights, women’s workplace rights, and so much more. For decades Steinem has been advocating for its enactment, and now Meghan is joining in.”)

So, when the Supreme Court’s ruling came down, Yellin decided to moderate a conversation between the two advocates about their own reproductive choices, the realities of America pre-Roe and post-Roe, and, most importantly, where the country goes from here. “I entered this conversation feeling disoriented by the new reality—anxious that there is no clear path forward. Opponents of abortion built so much infrastructure over so many years. How can that be answered quickly, and how many lives will be destroyed in the meantime?” Yellin says. “For now, some women will be denied basic life-saving medical care because of a power struggle in a dysfunctional political system. But after this conversation, I was reminded that change starts with simple actions—and deadly setbacks sometimes precede transformational change.”

Read their wide-ranging conversation below.

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