Meghan Markle, wife of Prince Harry, prepares to deliver a personal message to wounded, injured and sick service members at the upcoming Invictus Games. His involvement in this key European event has garnered a lot of attention, but it hasn’t all been positive.
The Duchess of Sussex has come under fire for what some see as an “ironic” message she is about to deliver at the Invictus Games in Germany. Renowned royal biographer Angela Levin has weighed in on Meghan’s planned message, predicting it will focus on themes of “courage and resilience”. Still, Levin’s assessment of this choice as “ironic” has sparked controversy.
Levin remarked: “Meghan has to come to the Invictus Games and speak to veterans about courage and resilience. I found that quite ironic because, in the opinion of many people, she does not embody any of those qualities. ”
This controversy surrounding Meghan’s involvement in the Invictus Games follows Prince Harry’s teaser for his upcoming games-centric Netflix documentary. In the ‘Heart of Invictus’ trailer, Harry talks about his experiences setting up the initiative and reflects on his relationships with veterans.
Notably, Meghan was absent from the first trailer for the series, raising questions about her level of involvement with the show itself.
Levin shared his observations, saying, “In the commercial for the show, Harry looked more like the Harry I knew in 2017 when I was writing his biography. He had a deep connection to soldiers who had suffered mental or physical injuries. They credited I once asked if he used this to deal with his own mental health issues.
Levin continued, “I expected him to reject the idea, but he stopped for about a minute before answering. He admitted, ‘You’re right, that helps. I can’t help wondering if he’s coming out of the rough patch he’s been through, slowly coming back to himself. Before, he was happy, but that’s not the case now.
Prince Harry is due to travel to Germany for the next Invictus Games, which are due to start on September 9. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s series, which explores the Invictus Games, is set to premiere August 30 on the streaming service.