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PHOTOS: Royals Harry and Meghan watch Invictus Games in Sydney

October 27, 2018 17:30 IST

The Invictus Games, founded by Harry, is an international paralympic-style event for military personnel wounded in action.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex watch Netherlands and United States of America compete in the Wheelchair Basketball Gold medal match on day 8 of the Invictus Games in Sydney on Saturday

IMAGE: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex watch Netherlands and United States of America compete in the Wheelchair Basketball Gold medal match on day 8 of the Invictus Games in Sydney on Saturday. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation

Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan were greeted by rapturous applause on Saturday when they arrived for the final day of the Invictus Games in Sydney.

The royal couple watched most the wheelchair basketball final and then presented gold medals to the US team which comfortably beat the Netherlands by 29 points to 17.

 

A large crowd had packed into Sydney's Olympic Park to watch the last day of the week-long competition, with attention only diverted from the match for a short time as the couple entered and sat with the crowd.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, applaud before handing out awards to the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 wheelchair basketball medallists at Quaycentre in Sydney, Australia on Saturday

IMAGE: Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, applaud before handing out awards to the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 wheelchair basketball medallists at Quaycentre in Sydney, Australia on Saturday. Photograph: Phil NoblePhil Noble

The Invictus Games, founded by Harry, is an international paralympic-style event for military personnel wounded in action.

Former England soccer captain David Beckham, who is an Invictus ambassador, also attended the basketball match.

Both Harry and Meghan wore remembrance poppies on their chests, with Meghan's fixed upon her maroon top.

 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on Sydney Harbour looking out at Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge on Day 2 of the Invictus Games at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday, October 21

IMAGE: Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on Sydney Harbour looking out at Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge on Day 2 of the Invictus Games at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday, October 21. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation

On Saturday evening, Harry and Meghan are due to attend the closing ceremony of the event, which has seen some 500 competitors from 18 nations take part.

The royal couple will move on to New Zealand on Sunday, where they are expected to be greeted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

The tour of Commonwealth countries has seen the royal couple meet drought-stricken Australian farmers, visit the world-famous Bondi Beach and spend time in the Pacific nations of Fiji and Tonga.

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