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Harry and Meghan seen in Europe together for first time since stepping back as senior royals at the Invictus Games

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Harry and Meghan have appeared in public in Europe together for the first time since quitting as senior royals more than two years ago.

The couple arrived at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands on Friday after stopping off in the UK to visit the Queen and Prince Charles on Thursday.

The Duke and Duchess visited Her Majesty and the Prince Wales after flying in from the US.

The couple had not been seen publicly on this side of the Atlantic together since 2020.

Harry and Meghan were seen walking towards a friends-and-family reception in warm sunshine at the Zuiderpark, in the Hague, where the Invictus Games are being held for a week from tomorrow.

They were photographed and filmed by about 50 members of the media before walking into the reception area hand in hand.

The Invictus Games was where Harry and Meghan chose to make their first public appearance together almost five years ago.

Harry founded the games to aid the rehabilitation of injured or sick military personnel and veterans from across the globe, by giving them the challenge of competing in sporting events similar to the Paralympics.

A film crew is expected to be joining the couple at the Invictus Games as part of filming for a Netflix series called Heart Of Invictus.

Meghan’s attendance at the first few days of this year’s games was confirmed by a spokesperson for the couple on Monday.

Her trip to the UK and the Netherlands is her first to Europe since she quit as a senior working royal back in 2020.

Harry flew back from California, without Meghan who was heavily pregnant at the time, to attend his grandfather’s funeral in Windsor in April 2021.

He most recently returned to the UK to unveil the statue of his late mother Diana on 1 July 2021 with the Duke of Cambridge.

However, Harry and Meghan were absent from the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service in London last month.

Harry is bringing a claim against the Home Office after being told he would no longer be given the same degree of personal protective security when visiting from the US, despite offering to pay for it himself.

The duke wants to bring his children to visit, but he and his family are “unable to return to his home” because it is too dangerous, his legal representative has said.

A spokesperson for Harry confirmed earlier in March that he would miss the service for his grandfather, but that he hoped to visit the Queen soon.

On Thursday night, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed they had visited Her Majesty.

It came after Buckingham Palace said the Queen will not attend the traditional Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

Her Majesty, who is due to celebrate her 96th birthday next week, has been experiencing mobility issues.

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