Prince Harry kissed a smiling Meghan Markle on her left cheek as they watched the closing ceremonies of the Invictus Games on Saturday (Sept. 30). They spent much of the evening together, enjoying a superstar musical lineup that included Kelly Clarkson and Bryan Adams.
After starting the ceremonies seated next to dignitaries like Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and Joe Biden, the prince left his seat shortly before Bruce Springsteen took the stage to join his girlfriend in a luxury private box. The couple was surrounded by Meghan's nearest and dearest, including her mother Doria and close friends Jessica Mulroney and Markus Anderson.
The lovebirds tried to keep a low profile, but were spotted cuddling in the shadows. Meghan looked as chic as ever in a cream trench coat by Canadian label LINE and all-back ensemble.
Saturday's appearance marked the Suits star's third outing during the Paralympic-style sporting event. The 36-year-old sat four rows and 15-odd seats apart from her prince charming at the opening ceremonies on Sept. 23 and later arrived hand-in-hand with Harry to the wheelchair tennis competition at Nathan Phillips Square on Sept. 25.
Toronto’s sold-out Air Canada Centre was packed with spectators who cheered wildly as the 500-odd athletes entered the stadium. After eight days of competition—rowing to the deafening roar of the crowds, cycling in the steaming heat of High Park, archery in the cold, wet surrounds of historic Fort York—they were ready to party.
After Bruce Springsteen, Canadian Bryan Adams took to the stage. The singer, one of Princess Diana’s favourite rock stars, later teamed up with The Boss for his hard-driving classic, “Cuts Like a Knife.”
Then it was Prince Harry’s turn to motivate everyone. “Right now you’re on a high—at the summit of a mountain many of you thought was too high to climb. You have done it. This is the moment, right here, right now, shoulder to shoulder, you are Invictus,” Harry told the competitors, while the entire audience, including Meghan Markle, clapped loudly.
And with that, the couple slipped out of the arena to enjoy what time they still had together before Prince Harry is expected back in the UK to carry out official royal duties. As this incarnation of his sporting creation came to an end by the infectious music of Bachman & Turner, the Invictus flag was passed to Australia, which will host next year’s games in Sydney.