Prince Harry will meet US First Lady Melania Trump at the Invictus Games in September.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

Melania will lead the US delegation of 90 athletes who will compete at the Paralympic-style event for injured military veterans in Toronto, Canada, and she has praised its success.

She said: "In just two short years, the Invictus Games have allowed thousands of injured and wounded servicemen and women from many different countries to participate in adaptive sports competitions, something that should be lauded and supported worldwide. I am honoured by the opportunity to represent our country at this year's games."

This will be Melania's first solo foreign trip.

When asked if she will also be meeting Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle, Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: "Stay tuned."

Meanwhile, Harry, 32, recently unveiled his team for the third Invictus Games.

The team is being captained by former Army Major Bernie Broad, who is replacing 2016 captain David Wiseman.

Broad - who lost both his legs while serving in Helmand Province in Afghanistan in 2009 - said: "Since being medically retired from the Armed Forces in 2014, I feel that I have taken my foot off the gas and become quite complacent.

"I have always been a keen and competitive sportsman, so I kick started my fitness regime and now regularly swim, cycle and walk.

"I am looking forward to taking part in the Invictus Games as I see this involvement as a way to re-focus me physically and mentally and to re-engage in a full, active, competitive and fulfilling life."

And Broad admitted to being especially proud at having been made the UK captain for the upcoming event.

He shared: "The Invictus Games are empowering and inspire all of us as competitors to be the best version of ourselves. It allows us to be judged on what we can achieve, rather than what we can't.

"To simply be selected for the UK team was an amazing achievement. To then be further selected as the UK team captain filled me with such immense pride and it is a huge privilege to be given this honour. I definitely stood taller and my chest expanded quite a bit."


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