It remains to be seen if Prince Harry will have the support of his girlfriend Meghan Markle during the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto. While it has yet to be confirmed, royal watchers might get their first sighting of the couple together at the opening ceremonies on Saturday (Sept. 23). Meghan is in Toronto working on new episodes of Suits and has strong ties to military charities, so chances are she would want to show her support for the athletes.
Her boyfriend made his first appearance in Toronto on Friday (Sept. 22) morning at the True Patriot Love Symposium in the Financial District.
Like Harry, who is an advocate for veterans, Meghan has also shown her support for troops over the years. In 2014, the Hollywood star travelled to Afghanistan on a USO tour. The TV actress documented her travels sharing photos with soldiers abroad, including a group selfie, which she captioned, “In gratitude to our troops, and the opportunity to thank them personally for their sacrifice and service. Such an honor and feeling very very blessed. #USOtour @usotour #afghanistan.”
If Meghan attends the opening ceremonies it will mark Harry and Meghan’s first official appearance together as a couple. Earlier this year, the 36-year-old attended her first public event with the Prince to cheer on the royal 33-year-old as he competed in the Audi Polo Challenge. Meghan and the Queen’s grandson, who began dating last summer, have also attended the weddings of Pippa Middleton and Harry’s best friend, Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip.
Meghan recently broke her silence on her romance with Prince William's younger brother, telling Vanity Fair, "We're two people who are really happy and in love." She added, "We're a couple, we're in love. I'm sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time."