Invictus Games athlete lifts lid on what Meghan Markle said to her as they held hands in intimate moment

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Meghan had an intimate moment with a Team France member at the Invictus Games

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 09/10/2023

- 15:28

The Duchess of Sussex spoke to a team member in their own language at the Invictus Games

Meghan Markle was photographed sharing an intimate moment with a Team France member at the Invictus Games.

The 42-year-old could be seen holding hands with the woman and listening intently to what she had to say.

Professional photographer and friend of the Sussexes, Misan Harriman, 46, shared the intimate photograph on social media, captioning the post: "A lovely moment from this year's Invictus Games".

The woman then took to Instagram to praise the Duchess of Sussex for the "empathy" she showed during their meeting.

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She also shared that Meghan spoke a few words of French to her.

Under the Instagram handle @mac6xz, she wrote: "The Duchess of Sussex and…yep, that’s me.

"How did I end up in this situation?! Here comes the story…

"By some sheer luck and thanks to JC who spotted her, I found myself on her path.

Meghan Markle

Meghan speaking to the Team France member in Dusseldorf

Instagram / Misan Harriman

"And the thing is…she stopped and took some time to speak with me.

"What you see here, what @misanharriman perfectly captured, is the embodiment of mutual gratitude, empathy and respect.

"'Merci', that’s what she said to me when she knew we were French.

"'Merci à vous' is what I replied."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Invictus Games in Germany


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Harry and Meghan were received well at Invictus Games​


The photo shared by Harriman was one of many he took of Harry and Meghan at the Invictus Games in Germany.

One of the pictures showed the duchess proudly watching her husband as he practised his closing speech.

Another showed the mother-of-two affectionately placing her hand on the duke's back as he chatted to guests.

Meghan looked exquisite wearing a strapless £830 Cult Gaia dress.

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