Prince Harry + Meghan: Emotional end to their visit to Canada

Prince Harry + Duchess Meghan
Your visit to Canada ends with an emotional gala

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Prince Harry, 39, and Duchess Meghan, 42, ended their three-day promotional tour for the 2025 Invictus Games in Canada on Friday evening. They attended a glamorous banquet in Vancouver. The British royal and the Canadian singer Michael Bublé, 48, had previously tried wheelchair curling.

Michael Bublé sings his version of “My Way” for Prince Harry

The couple attended the “One Year to Go” dinner at the Vancouver Convention Center on Friday evening, February 16, 2024, as part of the countdown celebrations. Harry was wearing a black suit, his wife had chosen an olive green, off-the-shoulder dress. Michael Bublé appeared as a star guest, singing his version of the hit “My Way” – for Prince Harry.

The rewritten text included the phrases: “Who knew dreams can come true when life tells you you’re far from done” and “One man, one life-changing plan, he’s doing everything he can, he is a visionary”. The Canadian also emphasized how happy he was that “we can show Harry and Meghan how beautiful this place is.”


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Harry then thanked the audience “for their presence tonight and for their commitment to making the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025 possible.” The prince launched the sports competition for war-disabled soldiers and their relatives. According to People, he emphasized during the gala: “Being with the Invictus community, surrounded by so many brave men and women who have served their country with distinction, I feel humbled and at home. […] Our journey has been one of courage, determination and an unwavering commitment to the shared values ​​of service, sacrifice and community.”

In 2024, his sporting event will celebrate a special milestone: “This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Invictus Games. The past decade has been a testament to the power of resilience and the unbreakable spirit that you all embody. And boy, did we have a lot of fun along the way !” The Invictus Games are not just a competition, but also a whole way of life. For their two children, Archie, 4, and Lilibet, 2, the ducal couple received blankets woven by the Salish people.

The prince tested three sports

Harry and Meghan attended the winter training camp for three days, where new sports were also introduced. In 2025, the Invictus Games will feature alpine skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, cross-country skiing, skeleton and wheelchair curling for the first time. The prince courageously tried out three sports: on Wednesday he completed a round of sit-skiing before daringly throwing himself down the ice channel on Thursday.

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On Friday he tried curling in a wheelchair with Michael Bublé. Meghan watched from the sidelines with the singer’s wife, clapping and smiling.

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