The Duke of Sussex has announced some very big news while still on honeymoon with his new wife Meghan Markle. Even whilst on holiday with his long-awaited honeymoon, (and well-deserved, after all the wedding fuss), he still cants completely forget about royal work. On Monday morning, he announced the location of the next Invictus Games, which will be held in the Netherlands in May 2020.
Harry, who is a patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, said: “I am delighted to announce that The Hague is taking up the challenge of hosting the fifth Invictus Games in 2020. The city will soon become the motivation for hundreds of servicemen and women using the Invictus Games to inspire their recovery from physical and mental injuries.”
The newlywed couple will attend this year’s event, which will be hosted in Sydney, Australia. Prince Harry also added: “The Netherlands has supported the Games from the very beginning, and I know that everyone there will fully get behind and support the soldiers and veterans who have served their countries so bravely.”
The first details about the event came last week when it was confirmed that Harry will travel to The Netherlands next month for his work as founder and patron of the Invictus Games. Local news outlet Nederlandse Omroep Stichting was the first to report that Harry would visit, but it’s unknown whether Meghan will make the trip.
This year won’t be the first time the couple has attended the games, as their first public appearance as a couple was at the Invictus Games in Toronto in September 2017, just two months before their engagement. At the time, the former actress was still busy with her role on the TV series Suits, and Harry decided to drop by. The Prince also invited Meghan to the opening and closing ceremony of the Games.