2019 Jun 29

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex attend the Red Sox Vs. Yankees baseball game

Earlier tonight, The Duchess of Sussex made an unnannounced appearance at the Major League Baseball London Series game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. The game was held in support of the Invictus Games Foundation, which the Duke of Sussex founded back in 2014. Prior to the game, Harry and Meghan met with each team and were given lovely sport shirts for Baby Archie. The Duchess was also seen giving a hug to Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, who’s been reported to be a very distant cousin of hers. The Duke of Sussex then watched the game at the London Stadium, Olympic Park.

This game seemed quite important for Meghan, not only because she’s been supporting the Invictus Games Foundation ever since she’s been with Harry, but also because she is quite a baseball fan. Before her Instagram was shut down, she documented her attendance at a few games of the Toronto Blue Jays, and was spotted wearing caps from the LA Dodgers, the Chicago White Sox and the NY Yankees.

@SussexRoyal – Tonight, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the first of a two game series of the Major League Baseball #LondonSeries, in support of @WeAreInvictusGames.

Tonight’s highly anticipated game between the #Yankees and #RedSox took place at London stadium, Olympic Park.

The @WeAreInvictusGames, of which His Royal Highness is Founding Patron, has been selected as charity partner for the @MLB 2019 series. 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.

The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’ – it embodies the fighting spirit of the competitors.

As part of the partnership, the Invictus Games Foundation have a team participating in London’s #Softball60, 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.

On this #ArmedForcesDay, tonight’s event was also a chance for Their Royal Highnesses to shine a light on the men and women here in the UK and around the world who have sacrificed so much for their country.

Discover more about the Invictus Games Foundation through the link in our bio.