Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were joyfully reunited at the Invictus Games, following Meghan's noticeable absence during the initial stages of the event. The reunion, which took place in Dusseldorf, Germany, comes after Prince Harry's solo trip to the U.K. to attend the WellChild Awards and commemorate the anniversary of his late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

Meghan's entrance at the Invictus Games was marked by her radiant smile and a heartfelt apology for her delayed arrival. "It’s so special to be here, and I’m sorry I’m a little late for the party," she expressed. The Duchess further explained her tardiness, citing family commitments in California. "I had to spend a little more time getting our little ones settled at home and get them to drop off," she remarked. Sharing a light-hearted moment, Meghan added, "Three milkshakes and a school drop-off and I just landed a couple of hours ago."

The Duchess emphasized her commitment to the Invictus Games, stating, "I’m really proud to be a part of this Invictus family with all of you – I’m grateful for all of you here." Her presence at the event was a testament to her and Prince Harry's dedication to the cause, despite the challenges of balancing royal duties with personal life.

However, Meghan's absence from the initial stages of the Invictus Games and Prince Harry's U.K. visit did not go unnoticed. Critics and royal observers speculated on the reasons behind her decision to skip the U.K. leg of the trip. Historian Dr. Tessa Dunlop weighed in on the matter, suggesting Meghan's past experiences in England might have influenced her decision. "On this occasion, I suspect Meghan's no-show in London says more about her antipathy towards Britain, than the couple's relationship," Dunlop opined. She further highlighted the unresolved issue of the couple's U.K. security and the question of who foots the bill.

Paul Burrell, a royal commentator, also remarked on Meghan's absence during a GB News appearance. "But it's interesting, isn't it, that Meghan wasn't standing by his side on this occasion," Burrell noted, hinting at the couple's strategic decision to occasionally keep their brands separate.

The Invictus Games, founded by Prince Harry, holds a special place in the hearts of the Duke and Duchess. As the event unfolds, the focus remains on the athletes and their incredible stories of resilience. Yet, the spotlight on Meghan and Harry's choices underscores the continuous public interest in the couple's every move, blending the lines between their public duties and private lives.