Sun. Jul 21st, 2019

Prince Harry and Meghan make surprise appearance at first Major League Baseball contest in Europe

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also threw out the first pitch for the game, which was the first Major League Baseball contest to be played in Europe.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently made a surprise appearance at the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees Major League Baseball match in London.

This is the second time Meghan made a public appearance after giving birth to her and Prince Harry’s son, Archie.

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The couple attended the first of a two-game series of the Major League Baseball London Series in support of the Invictus Games.

The Invictus Games, of which Prince Harry is the Founding Patron, has been selected as the charity partner for the Major League Baseball 2019 series.

The couple visited both teams in their respective clubhouses and received gifts for their son, Archie. The Red Sox gave them a team ‘onesie’ and a small red bat, while the Yankees’ gift was a jersey with “Archie” embroidered on the back.

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Meghan also greeted Red Sox star Mookie Betts, who, according to The Boston Globe, discovered last year that he is a distant relative of Markle’s. Their lineages can both be traced back to a small town in Alabama, according to the newspaper.

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According to Prince Harry and Meghan’s official Instagram account, @sussexroyal, the Invictus Games Foundation is the international charity that oversees the development of the Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed service personnel and veterans participate.

It celebrates the power of sport in recovery and how it can help, physically or psychologically, those suffering from injuries or illness.

“As part of the partnership, the Invictus Games Foundation have a team participating in London’s Soft Ball 60, the social softball series built for the city and targeted to introduce the sport to new audiences and demonstrate that it is an inclusive sport.”

Later this year, Prince Harry and Meghan are set to visit South Africa.

It is not clear where the couple will be received, but they will apparently visit SA in the spring before continuing their journey to other neighbouring countries.

Prince Harry and Meghan are expected to promote Sentebale, the charity Prince Harry started with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho and demining in Angola, a project that was close to Princess Diana’s heart.

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