BEAMING Meghan Markle gushed over her “incredible husband” tonight as she kissed Prince Harry on stage during the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games.
The couple both spoke at the event attended by more than 500 competitors from 20 nations and their families.
Meghan, who wore a white off-the-shoulder top with tailored trousers, told the audience Harry had spent “many late nights and early mornings” planning for the games he helped set up in 2014.
And the proud duchess praised veterans like her husband, thanking them for their military service.
Lei disse: “It is my distinguished honour to introduce someone that I think you’ll all be very excited to hear from.
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“He has also spent many late nights and early mornings planning for these games to make them as perfect as possible for each of you.
“I could not love and respect him more and I know that all of you feel the same because he is your fellow veteran, having served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and ten years of military service.”
She went on to add “he’s the founder of the Invictus Games, and the father to our two little ones, Archie and Lili”.
“Please welcome my incredible husband, il principe harry, the Duke of Sussex.”
Taking to the stage, Harry paid tribute to the “boundless humility, the compassion and the friendship” of the Invictus Games.
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He went on to thank “the Dutch government, the Ministry of Defence and the Dutch royal family for their support” , before hailing Team Ukraine’s bravery in choosing to attend the games.
The duke said: “You know we stand with you. The world is united with you and still you deserve more.
“My hope is that these events, this event, creates the opportunity in how we as a global community can better show up for you.”
It comes after the pair drove crowds wild earlier today as they played around in mini trucks driven by kids.
The former royals dressed down for the occasion in The Hague, with Meghan opting for loose jeans and a black jacket and Harry a dark polo shirt and blue trousers.
Both later slipped on sunglasses for the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge at Zuiderpark, which tests “navigational ability, observation and teamwork”.
The duke himself took part in the obstacle course as a passenger while his wife watched from he side lines.
The Sussexes also hopped in the back of miniature Defenders being driven by young children.
Meghan smiled as she was taken on the course by five-year-old French girl Mya Poirot and appeared to praise her young driver.
Harry meanwhile was driven around by four-year-old Dutch girl Scarlet Vroegop.
Harry is understood to have behind the “clear the air” chat, but he may have been encouraged by Her Majesty, 95, after they missed Prince Philip’s memorial service.
Un insider ha detto: “Harry contacted his father and said he wanted to meet.
“Harry instigated it all. It was an olive branch from Harry and made in an effort to clear the air.
“The Queen agreed to see them both but only after he had met Charles first.
“As the Queen said when Megxit was signed, they will always be a much-loved part of the family.”
Both beamed as they arrived hand-in-hand to meet hero competitors, followed closely by a Netflix crew filming their £112million documentary.
Meghan was dressed all in white, with an oversized £2,100 Valentino blazer, matching £1,100 flared trousers, plus a pair of £810 white Aquazzura heels.
Also on display was a £286 Sophie Lis gold pendant necklace, the £12,626 diamond Cartier earrings she wore for her wedding to Harry, a gold chain finger bracelet — plus a Cartier Tank watch worth about £4,800.
Meghan topped it off with a white £2,200 Valentino bag with gold clasp and gold chain.
The couple’s spectacular arrival had all the hallmarks of a royal engagement — the likes of which Harry had jettisoned when he quit to live in the US.
The Royal Family has been rocked by repeated bombshells since the Sussexes moved stateside – but it is hoped their conversations with the monarch and future king were positive and “productive”.
And they may mean the duke decides to hold off releasing his “del tutto veritiero” autobiography, timed for release later this year.
Harry and Meghan have been given “VVIP” status by Dutch police for their visit, meaning they will be guarded by a “high-level multi-agency protection programme”, Si sostiene.
Their plea for the private security team to be armed was earlier snubbed by Dutch authorities, but their bodyguards are said to have liaised with officials for their first post-Megxit trip.
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It comes amid Harry’s ongoing legal battle with the British Government after he was stripped of his taxpayer-funded Met Police armed guards when he quit royal duty.
The couple have been assured there is “no credible threat” to their safety and they will be impeccably looked after by Dutch security.