Every Photo of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Officially Kicking Off the 2018 Invictus Games
The duo even coordinated outfits for the occasion! Meghan wore a navy dress by Stella McCartney topped with a Gillian Anderson for Winser Navy Coat – while Harry matched his tie!
The Invictus Games carry special meaning for the royal parents-to-be. Harry and Meghan made their official public debut as a couple at last year's event in Toronto. They memorably arrived hand-in-hand at the event and took in a day of competitions, supporting the competitors and greeting well-wishers.
"First of all, thank you for the welcome you have given Meghan and I over the last few days," he shared with the crowd gathered at the Sydney Opera House. "I have been so proud to be able to introduce my wife to you and we have been so happy to be able to celebrate the personal joy of our newest addition with you all."
The Paralympic-style competition for wounded and recovering service members and veterans from around the world includes sports such as wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and indoor rowing and has been held around the world since 2014.
"Our Invictus family has turned these games into a symbol of strength, honor and optimism for a new generation," he said during his speech.
Harry opened his speech with an interesting fact: On this exact day in 1973, his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, declared the Sydney Opera House officially open.
"These Games were created for our men and women in uniform; designed around their talents and their needs; and built not just for them, but also for the friends and families that have supported their recoveries and had their lives changed forever," said Harry.
Earlier in the day, Meghan and Harry attended the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge in matching Invictus shirts!