Meghan Markle and Prince Harry make an unexpected appearance on Day two of The Invictus Games

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex delighted Invictus Games competitors when they made an unannounced appearance at an evening reception last night. 

Meghan, 40, and Harry, 37, were seen mingling with competitors and fans as the sporting event’s second day reached its close at Zuiderpark, in The Hague.

Wearing a £3,600 Valentino dress, Meghan smiled as she posed for photos with Siraj Munir, an Iraqi former serviceman who is competing in the events.

Meanwhile Harry spent time speaking to members of the Ukrainian and Iraqi delegations.

The royal couple are understood to have been unexpected guests at last night’s engagement.  

Meghan, 40, and Harry, 37, were seen mingling with competitors and fans as the sporting event’s second day reached its close at Zuiderpark, in The Hague. Pictured, Meghan with Iraqi competitor Siraj Munir, who shared photos taken with Meghan and Harry with MailOnline

Harry shared a warm hand grip with the competitor as he met with athletes taking part in the games last night

Harry shared a warm hand grip with the competitor as he met with athletes taking part in the games last night 

Meghan, who was spotted wearing jeans and a wrap white top earlier in the day, switched to an off white dress with floral cut outs on the shoulder for the early evening.

The mother-of-two looked very stylish, pairing the dress with black heels and a small handbag, also in black. 

Her black locks were swooped to the side of the face, and the Duchess also sported a pair of sunglasses, shielding from the Dutch sun as she dropped in to greet fans. 

Meghan sported a glamourous everyday makeup, adding a touch of colour with a bold red lip.    

The couple hopped from one engagement to the other as they toured the Games’ second day yesterday, with their Netflix filming crew following their every move. 

They started off the day by watching a number of the sporting events, including the sitting volleyball. 

They then parted ways for the afternoon. Harry went to film content with the BBC, while Meghan attended a children’s book reading organised by the British Embassy. 

The couple hopped from one engagement to the other as they toured the Games' second day yesterday, with their Netflix filming crew following their every move. They started off the day by watching a number of the sporting events, including the sitting volleyball, pictured

The couple hopped from one engagement to the other as they toured the Games’ second day yesterday, with their Netflix filming crew following their every move. They started off the day by watching a number of the sporting events, including the sitting volleyball, pictured

With temperatures in the 60s Meghan had ditched her white wool coat that she wore to attend an athletics event for a pin-striped blazer

She was accompanied by her burly security guard who kept an eye of the Duchess as she happily posed for selfies with fans

They then parted ways for the afternoon. Harry went to film content with the BBC, while Meghan attended a children’s book reading organised by the British Embassy (above) 

She told British army veteran James Stride that she had wanted to attend the reading as it meant she was around children, and they reminded her of her own back home in California.

‘Meghan was quite chatty and told me she was missing her children,’ said James, one of the GB competitors in the games being held in The Hague.

‘She said she wanted to be with children as she was missing her own.’

The couple’s first trip to Europe is understood to be the longest they have been apart from Archie, three and ten month old Lili. 

Prince Harry, whose commitment to the Games has outlived his role as a senior royal seemed very relaxed and was determined to discuss issues close to his heart as the Games’ second day rolled on. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, hug Lisa Johnston, a former army medic and amputee, who celebrates with her medal yesterday

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, hug Lisa Johnston, a former army medic and amputee, who celebrates with her medal yesterday

Speaking with the Netherlands’ Kindercorrespondent reporters yesterday, he said he wanted his two young children, Archie and Lilibet – known as Lili – to grow up ‘in a fairer world, a safer world, a more equal world’. 

‘It’s not going to be easy but I will never, ever, ever rest until I have as a parent at least tried to make the world a better place for them because it is our responsibility that the world is the way it is now,’ the Duke told the child reporters, aged 11 and 12.

‘I don’t think that we should be bringing children into the world unless we’re going to make that commitment to make it better for them. We cannot steal your future.’

It comes as the Duchess of Sussex revealed how she is missing her two young children while attending the Invictus Games alongside Harry.

Meghan made the confession as she sat in of a reading to a group of 12 children in a private event organised by the British Embassy. 



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