Harry and Meghan beam as they arrive in Europe for first time since royal exit

Prince Harryand his wifeMeghan Markle, 40, have arrived in the Netherlandsahead of the Invictus Gamesstarting tomorrow, Saturday 16 April.

The couple were seen at a reception in The Hague on 15 April afternoon, which is their first time in Europe since their exit from the Royal Family back in 2020.

Harry donned a navy suit with a white shirt for the occasion, which he paired with some smart shoes as he walked the yellow carpet.

But Meghan stole the show as she wore a full white suit for the occasion, complete with matching high heels and a clutch.

Styling her brunette mane down, the former Suits star teamed the look with a gold jewellery, including a pendant necklace, watch and a hand bracelet.

Prior to their arrival on the yellow carpet, the couple met with the Ukrainian Invictus team. Ukrainian Oleg Karpenko shared a tweet about meeting the royal as they said: "You just look who is here with us the Prince himself with a calendar.

"The Invictus Games Ukraine team will soon start winning its medals at these competitions. Proud."

It’s believed that the trip is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first joint venture to this side of the Atlantic since relocating to the US in 2020.

With this in mind,the royal pair paid a “secret visit” to the Queenin London while they were in Europe.

A spokesperson for the couple confirmed to OK! that they visited the Queen ahead of their appearance at the Invictus Games, and are thought to have also met Harry's father, Prince Charles.

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A person who saw the pair toldThe Sunthat the Sussex’s “looked happy and relaxed” and that they “waved to everyone on the bus”.

While Meghan and Harry have travelled over 5,000 miles to attend the Games, the royal couplefailed to attend Prince Philip’s memorial last month.

In light of this, the Dutch Royal family aren’t thought to have organised any meet-ups with Meghan and Harry.

Angela Levin, who penned a biography about the Queen’s grandson, told The Sun: “Any decent human being would have been absolutely shocked by Harry’s paltry excuse for not attending the memorial service for Prince Philip.

“The Dutch royals would have seen how he’s treated his family and I do not believe they will make any effort beyond the minimum. They will have seen how upset Catherine and William have been and how very diminished the Queen has looked since her husband’s passing."

This weekend’s Invictus event is the fifth games, after they were postponed in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the pandemic.

The international Paralympic-style multi-sport event was created by the Prince, 37, in 2014 for wounded, injured, or sick armed services personnel "to demonstrate the power of sports to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and to demonstrate life beyond disability".

Competitors will take part in an array of sports, including athletics, weightlifting, hand archery and indoor rowing.

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