THE 2018 Invictus Video games are heading Down Underneath for 2018 and, as ordinary, all eyes are on the inspirational rivals and the Prince who made all of it doable.
However what’s the occasion all about and can Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend collectively as a married couple? Here is all it’s good to know…
The place is the Invictus Video games 2018 and when are they being held?
This yr, the Invictus Video games will likely be held in Sydney, Australia.
It would all kick off when Prince Harry formally opens the Video games on October 20, 2018.
Occasions will likely be held throughout Sydney, together with the Sydney Olympic Park and across the Sydney Harbour.
It would come to a detailed on October 27.
What are the Invictus Video games?
The Invictus Video games are a global Paralympic-style sporting occasion for wounded, sick or injured members of the armed forces, in addition to veterans.
The week-long occasion will see 550 rivals from 17 nations competing towards each other in 12 completely different sports activities.
Prince Harry created the video games after being impressed by the US Warrior Video games, the same sporting occasion for injured service personnel.
Sporting occasions on the video games embody wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and indoor rowing, and the occasions have a tendency to draw a crowd filled with politicians and royals.
The primary ever Invictus Video games occurred in March 2014 on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, United Kingdom.
In Latin, Invictus means “unconquered” or “undefeated”, capturing the spirit of the injured companies personnel who participate.
What international locations will participate in Sydney?
The 2018 Invictus Video games in Sydney will characteristic greater than 500 rivals from a report 28 nations.
They’re as follows:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
What occasions and sports activities are being held?
There will likely be 11 completely different sports activities on the Invictus Video games and while the adaptive sports activities are just like the usual variations, there might be slight variations.
For full info on these adaptive sports activities, the Invictus Video games web site goes by it intimately.
The next sports activities will likely be featured in 2018:
Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Invictus Video games 2018?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s tour of Australia and New Zealand coincides with the video games, which kick off on October 20 and run till October 27.
On October 20, the couple, who not too long ago introduced that they are anticipating their first little one, will journey by boat to the video games in Sydney, the place Prince Harry will give a speech through the opening ceremony.
The next day, they may attend some occasions together with biking and crusing, earlier than returning to their tour commitments.
They are going to return to the video games on October 27, the place they may each give speeches on the closing ceremonies.
On the 2017 Invictus Video games in Toronto, Meghan appeared alongside Harry to make their first official look as a pair.
This was again earlier than they had been set to be married and sparked a frenzy of royal engagement hypothesis.
Royal consultants stated Harry’s determination to ask Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland to affix them on the closing ceremony of his Invictus Video games was “vastly vital.”
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Is Meghan Markle pregnant?
Kensington Palace confirmed the news of the pregnancy on October 15, 2018.
The Palace also confirmed that the baby is due in spring 2019 – but no exact date or month was given.
If Meghan is three months along, chances are the baby will be born in late March or Early April.