‘Hot seat’ for prince

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by FE­LIC­ITY CROSS

PRINCE Harry larked around with com­peti­tors and their fam­i­lies as he proudly launched his In­vic­tus Games in Canada yes­ter­day.

He spent time with sports­men and women ahead of the open­ing cer­e­mony in Toronto last night, be­fore meet­ing US First Lady Me­la­nia Trump.

Harry was driven by five-yearold Daimy Gom­mers in a mini Land Rover and the fun-lov­ing for­mer sol­dier was also spot­ted clutch­ing a toy kan­ga­roo mas­cot as he toured the venues.

The prince, 33, cre­ated the Games in 2014 to show­case the achieve­ments of in­jured and wounded mil­i­tary per­son­nel and vet­er­ans, and has been a driv­ing force be­hind the an­nual event. His ac­tress girl­friend Meghan Markle was ex­pected to join him dur­ing the lav­ish launch cer­e­mony last night – their first of­fi­cial en­gage­ment as a cou­ple. A source said: “The ap­pear­ance has been in the plan­ning for a long time. “Toronto is where Meghan lives for most of the year, it is where she films Suits. It is an ob­vi­ous place for them to ap­pear prop­erly in pub­lic for the first time.” Harry is thought to have ar­rived in the coun­try ear­lier in the week to spend time with his girl­friend.

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