Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle greeted Invictus Games athletes Friday during trials for the British team.
With just a few weeks to go before their May 19 wedding, Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, met with athletes for this year's games, which will be held in Sydney beginning on Oct. 18. More than 500 competitors from 18 nations will participate.
Good luck to all the competitors today!— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 6, 2018
The @InvictusSydney Games will take place from 20-27 October 2018 and will see over 500 competitors from 18 nations compete in 11 adaptive sports.
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The prince served in the British Army and established the Invictus Games in 2014 as a competition for wounded service members.
The royal couple plans to attend the ceremonies.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle join @InvictusSydney hopefuls on the athletics track and field – 45% of those competing for a place today have never applied for an Invictus Games before. #IG2018 pic.twitter.com/k98nKjKTxW— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 6, 2018
They made their first public appearance as an item during last year's games in Toronto. Markle was living there at the time while filming the television series "Suits."
A service member at Friday's trial chatted briefly with Markle. "She told me she had never been to Australia but was going to this year’s event and really looking forward to being there with Harry," said Michael Mellon.