Prince Harry does honor to the famous British phlegm. He appeared relaxed Thursday during the draw for the Rugby Union World Cup, his first public appearance a week after the resounding announcement of his withdrawal from the British monarchy with his wife Meghan. Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson tried his hand at the joke during the long-awaited golden ceremony at Buckingham Palace, which could be his last public engagement before he flies to Canada find Meghan, 38, and their eight-month-old son Archie.
“This is not a cooking show,” he said after mixing in the bowl the small balls bearing the names of the participating countries, but remaining silent on the crisis that he unleashed within the Royal family. Before, he had thrown children invited to play rugby in the palace gardens: “Pay attention to the lawn, huh? Otherwise I will be in trouble. But before joining his family on Vancouver Island in the far southwest, the Duke of Sussex, 35, will still participate in a few meetings early next week, probably on his future, according to the press.
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” New life “
As if nothing had happened, Harry also published on Wednesday evening a video on Instagram announcing that Düsseldorf (Germany) will host in 2022 the next edition of the Invictus Games, a sports competition between wounded soldiers from around the world created at his initiative. And he led the ceremony on Thursday, sometimes sketching a smile, before the eyes of the royal correspondents, whose prince does not appreciate the coverage of his couple, contributing to his desire to take off.
Here we come Düsseldorf ! The new home for the 2022 and sixth Invictus Games. Having previously been held in London, Orlando, Toronto, Sydney, and upcoming The Hague this year in May – Düsseldorf will welcome over 500 competitors as they showcase their talents, determination and camaraderie to the world! The #InvictusGames is an international adaptive multi-sport event, created by The Duke of Sussex, in which wounded, injured or sick (WIS) armed services personnel and veterans show the world what they’re capable of in a series of adaptive sports, ranging from wheelchair basketball to indoor rowing. The Duke, having spent 10 years serving in the Armed Forces, set up the @WeAreInvictusGames to celebrate the power of sport rehabilitation (both physically and mentally) and to generate a wider appreciation for those who served their country beyond their time in uniform. Participating in the Games plays a significant part in the recovery journey of WIS Servicemen and women. It doesn’t just heal the individual, it heals the whole family. • “I hope everyone in Germany is ready for what will be an incredible week of sport! I have no doubt that the German public will get right behind these Games and that every single competitor can expect a warm welcome and an amazing atmosphere. – The Duke of Sussex For more information of the announcement, visit https://invictusgamesfoundation.org/ig2022-announcement/ Video © @WeAreInvictusGames
Regretfully, Queen Elizabeth II, 93, agreed on Monday to let her grandson and wife fly to their “new life”, granting them a “transition period” between the United Kingdom and the Canada, following a family council meeting in his residence in Sandringham (east of England). The queen had asked that the final decisions succeed “in the coming days” to define the new status claimed by the couple, who wants to keep a foothold in the monarchy (and certain advantages) while obtaining the right to live from their work and living part of the year in North America.
In particular, it is necessary to determine what police protection they will be able to enjoy and how they will be able to earn a living, without conflict of interest with their rank. Will they be deprived of armed protection from the British police, as risk of being, according to the London daily Evening Standard Thursday, Prince Andrew, the Queen’s second son, withdrawn from public life because of his links with the American pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein?
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Reappearing on the other side of the Atlantic, Meghan visited two charities in Vancouver working for women in difficulty, posing for casual photos with their members. Not enough to impress the British tabloids. They did not fail to draw a comparison with his sister-in-law Kate, praising his serenity and his joviality during his first joint engagement of the year with her husband Prince William, Harry’s older brother, Wednesday in the north from England. “Kate the dazzling duchess shows how to do it,” headlines the Daily Mail.
At the same time as the couple seeks to escape the media pressure, the conflicting relationship of the Duchess of Sussex with her father Thomas Markle makes the cabbage of the scandal press, who engages in speculation on the possibility for the septuagenarian to testify in court to defend a newspaper attacked by her daughter for invasion of privacy. Additional difficulty for the couple: despite their affection for Harry, a large majority of Canadians (73%) interviewed by the Angus Reid Institute do not want to pay the bill for their installation in the country or their security. The Rugby Union World Cup will be held from October 23 to November 27, 2021 in 17 cities in England.