The puck drops right here.
Prince Harry was king of the ice as he and spouse Meghan Markle made a shock look at a hockey recreation in Canada Monday night time. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex delighted crowds who confirmed as much as see the Vancouver Canucks face off towards the San Jose Sharks on the Canucks’ dwelling stadium.
The prince himself even took to the rink, making his option to heart ice to carry out the ceremonial opening puck drop for the sport, trying sharp in navy sneakers, darkish denims, a navy sweater over a white collared shirt, and a navy blazer. He carried out his puck-dropping duties admirably, then made his method again to the field seats the place he and Markle took within the recreation, watching the Canucks prevail over the Sharks, 3-1, on their dwelling ice. Markle wore a darkish coat and easy gold necklace to look at the sport.
There’s a pleasant tie again to historical past, too: Simply over 20 years in the past, Queen Elizabeth additionally opened a recreation in Vancouver, additionally when the group was dealing with off towards the Sharks. The late monarch’s cease was a part of an 11-day tour of Canada to commemorate her Golden Jubilee.
As for Harry and Markle, their go to up north is linked to the Invictus Video games, Harry’s sporting occasion for veterans, energetic service members, and their households. In 2025, Vancouver will play host to the Video games, the primary time a rustic could have hosted two editions of the competitors. In 2017, the Invictus Video games have been in Toronto, and the occasion was notable for extra than simply its trophies: It’s additionally the place Markle and Harry made their first official look as a pair.
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