Meghan Markle found herself in an unexpected and somewhat uncomfortable situation when Team Nigeria at the Invictus Games awarded her a rather surprising and somewhat insulting title, calling her an “idiot” for what some perceived as a publicity shot.
This incident occurred during Meghan’s first appearance at the sixth international adaptive sports competition held in Dusseldorf, Germany. Her presence there was in support of her husband, Prince Harry, who actively promoted this event designed to honor wounded, injured and ill veterans.
During their visit, Harry and Meghan participated in various activities, including attending an exciting wheelchair basketball match between Ukraine and Australia and interacting with children attending the event.
The name controversy began when Meghan shared on a podcast that she had recently discovered her Nigerian heritage through a genealogy test, as well as her Colombian and Israeli roots. During his time at the Invictus Games, Prince Harry posed for photos with the Nigerian team and their national flag.
It was reported that the Nigerian team gave Meghan the titles “Amir” and “Osilolo”, with significant meanings attributed to each. “Amir Khan” referred to a legendary warrior princess, while “Osilolo” meant “blessed” and “Lolo” meant “royal consort.”
However, the move received mixed reactions. Some Nigerians objected to the interpretation of these titles, saying they did not accurately represent true Nigerian culture. For example, “Amir” could be considered a term for royalty, which did not fit Meghan’s status, while “Lolo” was generally associated with the wife of a chef, which Prince Harry did not hold. not. Essentially, the titles seemed more like a goodwill gesture to welcome Meghan and Prince Harry to the Nigerian team than an official recognition of royal status.
Amid these cultural interpretations, Meghan and Prince Harry’s appearance at the Invictus Games marked a significant turning point in their public image. This appears to signal their efforts to shed the “toxic couple” label that had been associated with them, particularly after their documentary and the Harry and Meghan spin-off. They were working to regain their popularity, with experts suggesting divorce rumors were unfounded and they were focused on repairing the damage caused by past controversies.
When they took to the pitch, the warm welcome and applause from the crowd demonstrated a renewed appreciation for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, dispelling earlier speculation about divorce and reaffirming their place in the public eye.