Meghan was in casual pieces for today’s Invictus Game tryouts at the University of Bath Sports Training Village.
This is the third year in a row that Team UK trials have been held at the world-class facilities.
The athletes are competing to be on the team for the Sydney Invictus Games in October.
Those Games will run from October 20 – 27. More than 500 competitors from 18 nations will take part.
The games were created by Prince Harry; the inaugural games were held in London in 2014. More about the name:
The word ‘Invictus’ means ‘unconquered’. It embodies the fighting spirit of the wounded, injured and sick service personnel and what these tenacious men and women can achieve, post injury.
Below, Meghan and Harry with competitor Mark Ormrod.
Meghan confirmed to people at today’s tryouts that she will be attending the Sydney games with Prince Harry.
From Rebecca English’s story in The Daily Mail:
Meghan Markle today revealed her first confirmed foreign tour as a member of the Royal Family – a visit to Australia in October.
Prince Harry’s fiancee let slip that they would definitely be travelling to Sydney to watch the royal’s inspirational Invictus Games later this year.
There is significant chatter that Meghan and Harry will do a tour of Australia and New Zealand before or after the games.
Rebecca English tweeted a video of the two shortly after they arrived.
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) April 6, 2018
Many competitors had their own cheerleaders.
More on the Games from Somerset Live:
The international sporting competition allows injured, wounded or sick personnel and veterans to compete against each other in a variety of sports. Prince Harry created the competition.
The first Invictus Games took place in London in 2014. This year’s event, in Sydney, Australia, in October, will be the fourth time the games have been held.
Rhiannon Mills of Sky TV noted on Twitter that “Prince Harry always makes an effort to come to @WeAreInvictus UK team try outs but this time at least 3x more tv crews and photographers have turned out to see…” the couple. Below, you can see a few of the journalists on hand to chronicle the day’s events.
Emily Nash of Hello! shared this video of the couple meeting competitors.
— Emily Nash (@emynash) April 6, 2018
Many readers will recall that the first time we saw Meghan and Harry together was at last year’s Invictus Games in Toronto.
Meghan very much seemed to enjoy herself today.
The duo met athletes, family members and volunteers. Below, with Kelly Ganfield and her family; Kelly is visually impaired, she competed in last year’s games in Toronto.
Then it was time to head to the volleyball venue; there was a quite a crowd eager to see the couple. It’s tough to believe, but the wedding is just six weeks away.
Here you see the couple with Jayne Kavanagh, Chef De Mission for the UK team.
Kensington Palace shared a quick video of Meghan and Harry at the volleyball venue.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 6, 2018
Now for our look at what Meghan wore for her visit with Prince Harry to the West Country.
We’ll start with her coat. The piece is by Babaton, a house brand for Canadian retailer Aritzia The company launched the Babaton line in late 2015; it’s been so successful there is now a freestanding Babaton store with more planned. Meghan’s coat is the ‘Lawson’ style in a colorway called ‘Monterey’ and retails for $245 US. It is made of 100% Lyocell in a cut that features many design elements seen on a classic trench coat: the collar, sleeve straps, deep storm pockets and a deep yoke on the back. The garment is an open style front without a button closure, and it does not have a belt.
UPDATE: Aritzia is currently taking orders for the ‘Lawson’ trench coat in the ‘Monterey’ color with ship dates close to August 14, 2018 according to the site. Most sizes currently available here.
The coat also comes in a variety of other colors as well.
Meghan wore a pair of jeans by a brand she is fond of, Mother Denim. Our thanks to Richard Palmer of The Express for sharing photos of today’s event on Twitter. We’ve seen Meghan in this pair before, the Runway Bootcut style. The jeans are crafted of a cotton/poly blend with a touch of elastane for stretch and comfort. They are available in very limited sizing at Nordstrom Rack ($79.97). The shirt Meghan (as well as Harry) is wearing is one designed specifically for the team; a similar style is available at Rebel Sport, seen below. It does not have the yellow tipping at the collar and cuffs like that seen on Meghan and Harry’s shirts. We haven’t yet identified Meghan’s boots. Meghan did not wear earrings today, but she did have on some of her signature rings. In the upper right image below you see the ‘Threadbare’ 14-karat gold ring by Catbird Jewelry. The piece is available at Net-a-Porter’s UK site where it is £45, about $65 at today’s exchange rates. It looks like the ring is sold out on the US Net-a-Porter site. Below right you see the Vanessa Tugendhaft Infinie Promesse ring in 18K gold with pave diamonds (€1290, roughly $1600).
Meghan’s Precious Clover necklace is also by Belgian-born designer Vanessa Tugendhaft, and the jeweler is based in Paris. Many thanks to Charlotte of Mad About Meghan for getting in touch with the company and sharing their verification the necklace is their design.
A non-apparel or accessory note, it looks like Meghan hair is shorter; it seems to have been trimmed and highlighted.
Team Bath posted a 50-second video of the day’s events:
? The #InvictusGames UK Team Trials got under way at the Sports Training Village today – and there were two special guests to cheer on the competitors as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid a visit pic.twitter.com/ZS5DaVYF5D
— Team Bath (@TeamBath) April 6, 2018
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- Learn more about the Invictus Games here, the Invictus Games Foundation Facebook page is here; the Twitter feed is here;
- The Sydney Invictus Games site is here; the Invictus Sydney Facebook page is here; the Twitter feed is here; and the Instagram page is here
- The Help for Heroes website is here and the Endeavor Fund site is here
- Read about the University of Bath ‘Team Bath’ sports training center here; follow the entity here on Facebook; the organization’s Twitter feed is here and Instagram page is here
- The Mirror’s photo gallery is here; The Daily Mail’s story is here; The Telegraph’s article is here
- PopSugar’s gallery is here; People’s story is here; the Go Fug Yourself slideshow is here