Harry and Meghan will attend Invictus Games trials in Bath next week six months after sharing a kiss at closing ceremony - as MoD reveals regiments with close links to the Prince will be at wedding
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will attend Invictus Games trials in Bath
- The 2017 event in Toronto was their first ever official appearance together
- They were also pictured kissing for the first time at the closing ceremony
- The couple have also announced the military units taking part in their wedding
The prince and the American former actress, whose first ever official appearance was the 2017 event in Toronto, will meet the sporting hopefuls at the University of Bath sports training village on Friday April 6.
They were also pictured sharing a kiss for the first time at the closing ceremony last September.
Meanwhile they have also announced which members of the Armed Forces will take part in the Royal Wedding on May 19.
Members of the Household Cavalry, Royal Marines, Royal Gurkha Rifle and 1st Battalion Irish Guards will be among those to have duties on the big day.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will attend trials for the Invictus Games in Bath next week. They are pictured at the 2017 Games in Toronto, which was their first official appearance together
The couple, pictured at the 2017 wheelchair tennis event, will watch competitors trying out for track and field events before attending volleyball trials
Meghan and Harry, left at the wheelchair tennis and right at the closing ceremony, looked delighted to spend time with each other in public at the games
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Next week the pair will watch competitors as they try out on the athletics track and field before chatting to those taking part in the indoor sitting volleyball trials.
Harry is patron of the Invictus Games Foundation and set up the sporting competition for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women in 2014.
Harry and Meghan were pictured last year beaming with happiness as they watched the wheelchair tennis together.
The Invictus Games is being staged in Sydney, Australia, this year, with Harry and Ms Markle expected to head Down Under to attend the competition, which runs from October 20-27.
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.
More than 400 military personnel and veterans are competing for one of the 72 places available on the UK team.
Harry and Meghan, pictured kissing Meghan on the cheek at the 2017 Invictus Games closing ceremony, have also announced several military units that will have roles at their wedding on May 19
They were also seen in Toronto talking to athletes and officials at the games
Regiments and units that have a special relationship with Prince Harry will provide ceremonial support at his wedding and during the newlywed's carriage procession, the Ministry of Defence has announced.
More than 250 members of the armed forces will perform ceremonial duties at the May 19 wedding.
Members of the Household Cavalry will form a staircase party at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The State Trumpeters and a Captain's Escort from the Household Cavalry will also provide ceremonial support.
Members of the Household Cavalry will form a staircase party at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle for the Royal Wedding. Harry served two tours of Afghanistan, pictured, with the regiment and rose to the rank of Captain
Streets within the precincts of Windsor Castle will be lined by members of the Windsor Castle Guard from 1st Battalion Irish Guards, and by armed forces personnel from the Royal Navy Small Ships and Diving, Royal Marines, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, The Royal Gurkha Rifles and RAF Honington.
A statement from Kensington Palace said: 'Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle are pleased that members of the Armed Forces will play such a special role in their Wedding.
'The Military, and these units in particular, hold a great significance for Prince Harry and the couple are incredibly grateful for their support.'
WHICH REGIMENTS WILL BE AT THE ROYAL WEDDING AND WHAT IS THEIR LINK TO PRINCE HARRY?
The Household Cavalry:
Members of the unit will form a staircase party at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle as part of the wedding, while the State Trumpeters and a Captain’s Escort will also provide ceremonial support.
Prince Harry joined the regiment in April 2006, serving two tours of Afghanistan and rising to the rank of Captain.
Prince Harry, pictured on parade in Edinburgh with the Household Cavalry in 2008, has chosen regiments he has a special relationship with to be part of the wedding
Royal Navy Small Ships and Diving:
The unit will be among several lining the streets of Windsor around the castle because Prince Harry serves as their Commodore-in-Chief.
Marines will also be among those protecting the streets of Windsor and Harry is their Captain General after he took up the role last December when his grandfather Prince Philip retired.
3 Regiment Army Air Corps:
Prince Harry served as an Apache Pilot in Helmand Province, Afghanistan with 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, who will also be among the personnel on the streets.
Harry is pictured at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard in his role as Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Navy Small Ships and Diving regiment
The Royal Gurkha Rifles:
Prince Harry served with the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles in Afghanistan in 2007 and members will also make up part of the street presence.
Personnel from RAF Honington will be among those on the ground around Windsor because Harry is their Honorary Air Commandant.
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