Hooroo, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry! After a busy closing ceremony at the Invictus Games in Sydney, the royal parents-to-be…
Hooroo, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry!
After a busy closing ceremony at the Invictus Games in Sydney, the royal parents-to-be bid farewell to Australia from Sydney Airport on Sunday final stop of their royal tour: New Zealand.
The pair were accompanied by Invictus Games athletes from New Zealand for the three-hour plane ride to Wellington. Before boarding their plane, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said farewell to Australian dignitaries.
The mother-to-be, 37, wore a burgundy Hugo Boss dress while her husband, 34, wore a black suit.
Meghan carried her Cuyana bag and wore her Aquazzura Casablanca pumps in peach suede, which she wore on Friday night, according to Meghans Mirror.
The duo waved goodbye to local people as they prepared for the final stretch of their tour. When the duo touches down, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, will greet the couple.
Upon arriving in New Zealand, the couple will receive a ceremony of welcome and lay a wreath at the Pukeahu National War Memorial before meeting with Ardern.
Harry and Meghan gave emotional speeches during the Invictus Games closing ceremony, in which Harry spoke candidly about his experience with mental health in front of thousands that were gathered. (Harry, a veteran who served in Afghanistan, founded the Paralympics-style competition for four years ago to honor veterans and wounded service members around the world.)
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“In a world where negativity is given too much of a platform, our Invictus competitors – many of whom have been given a second chance at life – are achieving extraordinary things,” he said.
“They get called heroes. They’re tagged as legends. They are referred to as super-humans. Nu, of course, all those things are true! Right? Vel, jeg tror, at den virkelige kraften i deres eksempel er at de ikke er superheroes. Sorry to break it to you guys! “He joked.
” Harry continued. “What they are achieving is not impossible nor is it magical.” “You’ve seen it happen before your very eyes because these competitors have made it happen. De er men og kvinder som har konfronteret en utfordring og overvinder det. They are ordinary people doing extraordinary things … That’s something we can all aspire to. “
Meghan shared a similar message with attendees in her surprise speech, in addition to expressing her awe about her husband’s efforts to create an inspiring event.
She also recounted how moved she was by one veteran who excitedly gave Harry and her a hug last week.
“The Novak family from Chicago is a prime example of this very thing,” Meghan said. “When their son Ryan suffered a severe injury leaving him paralyzed from the waist down, doctors said he would never be able to walk again. Men efter at han talte til sin mor, Karri, det var klart at det var gennem Ryans styrke af ånden, og med den unwavering støtten fra hans forældre, at han var i stand til at bevise alle disse doctors forkert. “
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sailing competition, he literally jumped into our boat – to give both of us a hug. “
This is the couple’s first joint visit to New Zealand while Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, has made 10 visits to the country – the first of which came during her Commonwealth Tour in 1953 to 1954.
The royal couple started their whirlwind 16-day tour down under Sydney, with a number of day trips to other areas of the country , and kicked off the 2018 Inv ictus Games before spending a few days in Fiji and Tonga.