Prince Harry and Melania Trump meet for the first time ahead of Invictus Games

Prince Harry speaks during a bilateral meeting with US First Lady Melania Trump ahead of the start of the 2017 Invictus ...

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US First Lady Melania Trump has met with Britain’s Prince Harry as she led a delegation to Toronto for the opening of an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans that he founded several years ago.

On Saturday Trump was heard telling the prince that she had just arrived on a flight from Washington, her first solo trip outside of the United States as first lady. It was also her first time meeting the prince, the White House said.

Prince Harry and Melania Trump meet

Melania Trump has met with Prince Harry as she led a delegation to Toronto for the opening of the 2017 Invictus Games.

The first lady also planned to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, address the nearly 100 US athletes participating in the week-long Invictus Games and attend the opening ceremony before returning to the White House.

President Donald Trump was spending the weekend at his golf club in central New Jersey.

They stood together and smiled for the British and American news media before sitting in adjoining club chairs placed in front of their countries’ respective flags.

Harry remarked on how busy the first lady has been.

“Yes, very busy,” she said, before offering a compliment in return. “You’re doing a fantastic job,” she said.

“On behalf of my husband and our entire country, I want to thank you and your families for all you have sacrificed to keep us safe.

“I also want to wish you good luck but I know you won’t need it,” she added. “Take that fighting spirit that I know you have and bring home the gold.”

The meeting between the first lady and the British prince lasted about 20 minutes, according to Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham.

A native of Slovenia who became a US citizen in 2006, she also thanked service members’ families.

Trump has been slowly warming up to her new role, waiting to move to the White House until her 11-year-old son finished the school year in New York and holding few public events of her own. She accompanied the president on his three overseas trips so far this year.

Prince Harry, a military veteran who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, established the Invictus Games in 2014 for sick and wounded service members and veterans from around the globe.

AAP, Reuters

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