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Which Dutch royals will attend the Invictus Games?


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The Dutch royals have announced who will attend the Invictus Games in The Hague, which are set to begin this weekend.

Both King Willem-Alexander and his aunt, Princess Margriet, are set to attend the seven-day event.

A Royal House spokesperson said: “King Willem-Alexander and Princess Margriet will attend the Invictus Games. The Princess will be present at the opening ceremony on April 16th, the King at the closing ceremony on April 22nd.”

Prince Pieter-Christiaan, the son of Princess Margriet, will also attend.

Princess Margriet is the Honorary Chair of the Dutch Invictus Games and has attended several events over the past couple of years dedicated to the games.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be in attendance at the Games. However, the Royal House of the Netherlands confirmed that the Sussexes would not be staying in any of the Dutch royal residences or receive an audience with the King. Harry and Meghan are visiting the Netherlands and attending the Games in a private capacity.

The 2020 Invictus Games will take place in The Hague’s Zuiderpark after a two-year delay due to the global health crisis. The Games will take place next year in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The Invictus Games, an international sporting event for injured servicemen and women, were founded by the Duke of Sussex after the Prince was inspired by the Warrior Games in the United States. The first Invictus Games were in London in 2014. They were held in the United States in 2016 and Canada in 2017. In 2018, it was held in Australia.

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