This afternoon, Harry and Meghan headed to the wheelchair basketball final
They joined David Beckham, his sons Cruz and Romeo, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the crowd – who are also expected to attend tonight’s Invictus Games closing ceremony at Sydney Olympic Park.
David Beckham is Invictus Ambassador, and peaking about his role he said: “Invictus Games, it’s such a special thing that’s been created for so many special people and to be ambassador for this one in Sydney is something I’m very proud of.”
Meghan and Harry arrived at the final just after the match started at 2.10pm, receiving a standing ovation from the crowd.
Speaking before the wheelchair basketball final, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it had been a “magic week for Sydney”. Adding that: “They all came here as champions, and we celebrate them, the courage they’ve shown and the wonderful event we’ve seen throughout the week. The thing that I noticed was how people had cheered for everyone. That’s great to see.”
Meghan and Harry cheered loud. Instead of sitting in the VIP area next to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Defence Minister Christopher Pyne as planned, Meghan and Harry chose to sit on the other side of the court, along with military men and women in uniform.
Today’s final was the the final sporting event of Invictus Games Sydney – England won third in bronze medal match against New Zealand while the Netherlands and the U.S. competed today in the gold medal game.
The USA team won 29 to 17– And Meghan presented them with their medals!
Kisses for the duchess
Harry greeted the athletes after the match, one of them UK Wheelchair Basketball competitor Paul Guest outside the changing rooms. Harry said: “Nice to meet you”
Kensington Palace shared a video
For today’s finals Meghan wore the Crepe Knit Wrap Jacket by Scanlan Theodore.
She wore her Sarah Flint Jay pumps
She accessorized with her Shaun Leane Talon earrings
Both Harry and Meghan wore their poppies in support of the Armed Forces ahead of Armistice Day next month. I expect both their speeches at the Invictus Sydney closing ceremony tonight to pay tribute to all those who have served & their families & support networks.
Kensington palace shared the following photo showing us Harry during a little last-minute prep on his speech for tonight’s closing ceremony. Meghan took the photo earlier.
See you tonight