Meghan Markles barbed dig at Royal Family in Invictus games speech

Meghan Markle could have made a veiled dig at the Royal Family with a quote about "service" in her Invictus Games speech.

In the opening ceremony on Saturday (April 16) Prince Harry and Meghan "ramped up the drama" as they welcomed veterans to the Games in the Netherlands.

To rapturous applause, Meghan praises wounded servicemen and women for "years of active duty on the field".

Closing her speech, she says: "This is service. This is dedication. And this is the Invictus family."

It comes after the Queen's statement in 2020 confirming Harry and Meghan's intention to "step back" as senior Royal Family members.

In the closely-analysed speech, Her Majesty had said the Sussexes were leaving behind "responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service".

The message seemed to sting Harry and Meghan – who have an interest in many charitable causes – because in their own statement they admonished: "We can all live a life of service. Service is universal."

In his own Invictus Games speech, Prince Harry revealed some cute things about his son Archie including what he wants to be when he grows up.

He said: "When I talk to my son Archie about what he wants to be when he grows up, some days it’s an astronaut, other days it’s a pilot – a helicopter pilot obviously.

"Or Kwazii from Octonauts. If you’re laughing then you’ve seen that.

"But what I remind him is that no matter what you want to be when you grow up, it’s your character that matters most, and nothing would make his mum and me prouder than to see him have the character of what we see before us today."

Kwazii is a daredevil orange kitten from the Octonauts kids' cartoon and wears a patch over one eye and a pirate tricorn.

Harry and Meghan have not yet introduced their daughter Lillibet to the Queen but a source claimed it was happening soon.

Source: Read Full Article