The royal love birds might be making final preparations for their marriage (May 19th, just in case you've been hiding under a rock) but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had time for another of their great passions. It what may well be (one of) their final appearance before their wedding, Harry and Meghan have been getting match fit with the Invictus team.
We know just how important Invictus is to Prince Harry - the Games and movement are his brainchild and he's been there for every stage of its development. It was at the third games that Meghan Markle made her first formal appearance alongside her now fiance and now she's showing just how much his passion is hers by attending the trials for the UK team with Harry.
The event showed just how big Invictus has become. There are 72 spots up for grabs in the British team that's heading to the fourth Games in Sydney in October this year and 400 people were taking part in the trials. Almost half of those hoping to get a spot (45% if we're being specific) have never tried out for Invictus before. Harry's vision to bring sporting opportunities to wounded service personnel is now part of the national sporting psyche.
WATCH: We welcomed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to @TeamBath to support the #TeamUK #InvictusGames trials with @PoppyLegion, @DefenceHQ and @HelpforHeroes. pic.twitter.com/NX1dVq6Rbn— University of Bath (@UniofBath) April 6, 2018
Harry and Meghan headed to the University of Bath for day two of the trials which were being run by Help for Heroes with support from the British Legion, the Endeavour Fund and the Ministry of Defence. They saw plenty of sporting action including athletics and sitting volleyball. They also got the chance to speak to plenty of would be competitors fighting it out for the chance to represent Team UK in Sydney between October 20th and 27th this year.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle speak to competitors watching the indoor sitting volleyball trials – one of the 11 adaptive sports of the @InvictusSydney games. #IG2018 pic.twitter.com/AwgD8jRmvB— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 6, 2018
There's a very good chance that Invictus Sydney the first official overseas visit for the newlyweds (shall we call them duke and duchess right now, just to keep the excitement under wraps?). Harry has been there for every single day of Invictus competition since the event started back in 2014 and there's no doubt this will be any different. Meghan has shown her own passion for the event and as the games move towards a new chapter, they now have a double dose of royal support as the Windsor lovebirds get firmly behind Invictus.
Photo credit: Kensington Royal Instagram.