The Sussexes have been dominating royal news today. First Prince Harry went Dutch on us then his wife starred in a royal announcement that got lots of people very excited indeed. Here's the day Harry and Meghan shared some big news.
"If you have the will, anything is possible".⁰— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 4, 2018
Witness the power of the #InvictusGames pic.twitter.com/HTTeFIHynf
First out of the blocks was the Duke of Sussex who confirmed, via social media videos, that the fifth Invictus Games would be held in the Netherlands. The event, set for 2020, will take place in The Hague. The news comes after reports last week (brought to everyone's attention by the always marvellous @RoyalArjan on Twitter) that the Invictus Games were heading to the Netherlands with rumours of a visit by Harry and Meghan to the country this summer to get the celebrations started.
We are grateful to take on this amazing opportunity to support wounded and injured service personnel in rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for of all those who serve their country. #IG2020 #weareinvictus https://t.co/vB0EVQhl2g— Invictus Games 2020 The Hague (@InvictusGamesNL) June 4, 2018
As the 2020 venue was confirmed, Harry said that The Hague ''will soon become the motivation for hundreds of servicemen and women using the Invictus Games to inspire their recovery from physical and mental injuries.” He continued ''We have already seen in London, Orlando, and Toronto just how exciting hosting the Invictus Games can be, and I know this will be an incredible experience for everyone....as they embrace the Invictus spirit in 2020."
As if that wasn't enough Sussex excitement for one day, early this afternoon it was announced that the newest duchess in the palace is heading to Cheshire for a day of engagements with the Queen. Yes, Meghan and the Queen will be sharing the royal stage next week as they carry out a trio of engagements. They are due at Storyhouse Theatre in Chester where the Queen will perform the official opening while they will also visit the Mersey Gateway Bridge at the Catalyst Discovery Science Centre. And as the Duchess of Sussex is about to discover, all good royal days out involve a lunch, this one given in honour of the royal guests at Chester Town Hall.
So, there we have it. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, quite possibly not even back from honeymooon yet, are setting the royal pace this summer and then some. All this news and quite possibly more big announcements set to come before 2018 is done.Photo credit: Clarence House Instagram, Kensington Palace Instagram, Northern Ireland Office via Flickr