Meghan Markle watches Prince Harry rehearse his speech hours before Invictus Games opening ceremony

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended the opening ceremony of the 2018 Invictus Games on the the fifth day of their royal autumn tour

                            Meghan Markle watches Prince Harry rehearse his speech hours before Invictus Games opening ceremony
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Source:Getty Images)

Just a few hours before the opening ceremony of the 2018 Invictus Games at the Sydney Opera House, Prince Harry was captured making the final preparations for his speech. 

The image uploaded on Saturday by Kensington Palace on their Instagram page shows the Duke practicing his speech at the Sydney Opera House with the only audience being his wife Meghan Markle. The proud Duchess was seated in the front row to watch her husband pratice his speech during their 16-day autumn tour. The kick off to the 2018 Invictus Games marks the fifth day of the royal pair’s tour. The couple is scheduled to visit cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand on the tour.

The Invictus Games was founded by Prince Harry back in 2014. Addressing the crowd in his speech later in the day, Harry couldn't help but gush about the new bundle-of-joy they are expecting. 

"It’s your privilege to watch in the stands or with your friends & families around the television. It’s your responsibility to make sure your children know how amazing these guys and girls really are," he said. He later told the crowd to "be inspired, get excited, and allow the example of service and determination you will see to change something big or small in your own lives." 

Earlier in the day, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Anzac Memorial service that was held in Hyde Park to pay tribute to Australia's war dead and unveil a new extension to the memorial. 

After the ceremony, the royal couple arrived at the opening reception of the Invictus Games that was delayed by half an hour due to a huge thunderstorm that hit Sydney Opera House and almost ruined the opening of the games. The city and the Sydney Opera House was hit by thunder, lightning bolts and dark clouds were seen swirling overhead.