BREAKING NEWS
OK LogoROYALS

Meghan Markle Slammed for Upcoming Speech on 'Courage and Resilience' at Invictus Games

meghan markle criticized invictus games speech
Source: MEGA

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry built a joint brand.

Aug. 22 2023, Published 7:03 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are scheduled to travel to Germany in September for the Invictus Games. The sporting event was started by the Duke of Sussex in support of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.

While the gathering was created by Harry, his wife is expected to give a speech during the ceremony — something royal expert Angela Levin thought could come across as being in poor taste.

Article continues below advertisement
meghan markle criticized invictus games speech
Source: MEGA

The Duchess of Sussex supports Harry, but critics think she should do so behind the scenes.

The Invictus Games are a part of Harry's advocacy work for veterans, which is why Levin thinks including the former actress is inappropriate.

"Meghan is going to be there [Invictus Games]. She is going to speak to the veterans about courage and resilience," Levin said during a GB News appearance. "I thought that was quite ironic, because she represents neither of those things."

Article continues below advertisement
meghan markle criticized invictus games speech
Source: MEGA

Meghan gave up her acting career to marry Harry, but it's led to endless criticism.

Article continues below advertisement

"There was an advert for the series, and he struck me more like the Harry I knew in 2017 when I was writing his biography," Levin shared of Harry's upcoming work, which will be filmed for a doc. "He was brilliant with the soldiers who were damaged mentally or physically."

"I just wonder if he is coming out of the pit he has been in and he’s becoming more like a man himself," she added. "He’s in a very bad, miserable state. He was happy before, but he isn’t now."

MORE ON:
Meghan Markle
Article continues below advertisement
meghan markle criticized invictus games speech
Source: MEGA

Meghan and Harry's 'Heart of Invictus' was their first initial project with Netflix, but will be their third release for the platform.

Article continues below advertisement

Harry's new show about the Invictus Games will air on Netflix, and executives applauded the Sussexes for their passion and dedication to the cause. Heart of Invictus was the first project the partners developed for the streaming platform, but it is their third docuseries to air.

"[They] are building an ambitious slate that reflects the values and causes they hold dear," Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, said in a statement. "From the moment I met them, it’s been clear that the Invictus Games hold a very special place in their hearts, and I couldn’t be happier that their first series for Netflix will showcase that for the world in a way never seen before."

Harry said the doc "will give communities around the world a window into the moving and uplifting stories of these competitors on their path to the Netherlands."

Article continues below advertisement
Source: OK!

As the executive producer, Harry applauded Invictus Games participants for their bravery and dedication.

"Heart of Invictus is the incredible story of competitors brought together through service, who are now united through sport," the Duke of Sussex said. "While in various stages of recovery from both visible and invisible injuries, these competitors and their loved ones give a compelling look at their journey to the Invictus Games, in a way that commands admiration and respect."

Advertisement

Want OK! each day? Sign up here!

More From OK! Magazine

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 OK!™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. OK! is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.