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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry join hopefuls at Invictus Games trials using power of sport to inspire

Mirror logo Mirror 06/04/2018 Tony Jones
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are attending the UK team trials for the Invictus Games, which use the power of sport to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation.

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The royal pair are joining hopefuls today as they try out on the athletics track, before meeting those taking part in the indoor sitting volleyball trials.

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Meghan and Harry have been pictured clapping and cheering for participants in a show of support.

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The US actress looked stylish in a Babaton for Aritzia jacket and Mother Denim jeans and was greeted by officials associated with the Games, as was the prince.

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The trials are being held at the University of Bath Sports Training Village but the Games will be staged in Sydney this October.

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Harry founded the Invictus Games, an international Paralympic-style sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, both serving and veterans.

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The Games generate a wider understanding for all those who serve their country.

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Sydney is the fourth city to host the Invictus Games, after London in 2014, Orlando in 2016, and Toronto last year which was attended by Meghan.

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It is likely Meghan and Harry, who is patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, which oversees the delivery of the tournament, will be among the spectators at the Games in Australia.

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The Sydney Games, staged from October 20-27, will see more than 500 competitors from 18 nations compete in 11 adaptive sports.

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The UK team trials are being run by Help for Heroes, with support from the Ministry of Defence, the Royal British Legion and the Endeavour Fund, and will be hosted at the University of Bath over four days.

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They will see more than 400 competitors battle for the 72 places available on the UK team.

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