Harry and Meghan reportedly granted ‘VVIP status’ by Dutch police for Invictus Games this weekend

This year’s Games will run in The Hague from 16 April to 22 April, with a spokesperson for the duke and duchess having confirmed to Hello! that Meghan will be joining her husband in The Netherlands. The Mirror adds that Meghan is thought to be visiting just for a ‘few days’ while Harry will stay throughout the event. It is not known whether their two young children, two-year-old Archie and 10-month old Lilibet, will also be attending, as the Games are intended to be family friendly.

Typically, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands would hold an audience for visiting royals during their trip to the country, with the MailOnline reporting that this will not be the case for Harry and Meghan’s trip. This is unsurprising, however, given tat the couple are no longer official working royals, and they will reportedly be staying at a hotel in The Hague, rather than at the Huis ten Bosch Palace. 

Having served in the British Army for 10 years as a young man, Harry made supporting military personnel and veterans a core tenet of his work as a royal – an area he’s continued to focus on in his independent career. He organised the first Invictus Games, a sporting event for wounded servicemen and women, in London in 2014, and has since overseen three further Games around the world.

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