Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Spend Easter Cheering on Teams at the Invictus Games

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially kicked off the event with an opening ceremony appearance on Saturday

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are celebrating Easter on the sidelines for the Invictus Games.

After attending the event's opening ceremony on Saturday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped out to watch some of the competition during the Invictus Games, including a volleyball match. Meghan, 40, sported jeans with a white coat, while Prince Harry, 37, wore the Invictus Games logo on a black quarter-zip sweater.

In addition to meeting — and posing for photos! — with a number of the athletes, Meghan and Harry also bent down to give pets to a competitor's dog. The couple have two family dogs of their own in California, Guy and Pula.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty

Prince Harry also headed to the archery event solo, where he chatted with American Navy veteran Gabriel George. After losing use of his right arm due a motorcycle accident, the limb was removed. He shoots archery by holding the bow with his left arm and pulling back the arrow with his mouth.

It was actually at a wheelchair tennis match at the 2017 Games in Toronto that Meghan and Prince Harry made their official public debut as a couple. They held hands and chatted happily as they watched the competition.

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Gabriel George and Prince Harry. Samir Hussein/WireImage

Although Meghan and Prince Harry didn't announce their engagement until Nov. 2017, there was a secret reason for their look of love at the outing: they were already engaged, according to the book Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family.

Meghan hinted at the big news in a subtle way — she wore a classic white button-down shirt dubbed the "Husband Shirt" from her designer friend Misha Nonoo's collection.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Chris Jackson/Getty

At the Sydney Games in 2018, Meghan and Harry headed out on the water (in matching Invictus Games jackets!) to get a good view of a sailing event in Sydney Harbor.

Later in the Games, the couple handed out medals at the wheelchair basketball final.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry hug Invictus Games athlete Lisa Johnston. Patrick van Katwijk/Getty

In 2014, Harry — who served a decade in the British army and two tours in Afghanistan — was inspired to establish the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style competitive event showing the unconquerable spirit of wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women.

The Invictus Games have previously been held in London in 2014, Orlando in 2016, Toronto in 2017 and Sydney in 2018. They will next take place in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 2023.

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