Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sung along to Sweet Caroline ahead of watching the Swimming Finals at the Invictus Games on Wednesday.
The Duchess of Sussex, 42, appeared to know all the words to the Neil Diamond classic as clapped and mouthed the words with the crowds.
Harry however was less confident and clapped along – although slightly out of time – before dropping the charade to chat to an athlete.
Meghan, wearing a $98 Cashmere crew neck sweater from J Crew, with $247 Cropped skinny jeans from Le Color with Hermes trainers, looked delighted to meet crowds.
It was one of the many loved up displays the couple put on during the games.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex held hands, cosied up to one another and were seen affectionately leaning towards each other as they attended the wheelchair basketball finale at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sung along to Sweet Caroline ahead of watching the Swimming Finals at the Invictus Games on Wednesday
Meghan, 42, was seen shyly looking towards her husband, 38, who appeared to sweetly whisper in her ear during one candid moment, while another showed Harry wrapping his arm around his wife as they watched the nail-biting action on court.
Barely leaving each other’s sides all day, the couple – whose two children, Prince Archie, four, and Princess Lilibet, two, are back home in Montecito, California – couldn’t stop smiling as they watched the final between USA and France.
Despite their smiling faces, Prince Harry’s deep rift with his family is casting a shadow over the Invictus Games with the absence of his brother Prince William particularly keenly felt, veterans ‘caught up in the royal crossfire’ have claimed.
Harry’s time in Afghanistan inspired him to launch the sporting event but the Prince and Princess of Wales were central to its initial success.
The couple’s now-defunct foundation formed with the Duke of Sussex hoovered up sponsors and spent huge sums of cash to get Invictus up and running.
Nine years ago Harry, his father and brother stood united as they attended the opening ceremony and multiple events at the first ever Invictus Games in London – but the new King and his heir have had zero involvement since Harry met Meghan and they all fell out.
Officials have said that despite Harry’s passion for Invictus, which is growing in size, there have been plenty of seats at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Dusseldorf. Some believe that the involvement of Charles, William and Kate would change that.
The Prince and Princess of Wales have both been at the rugby World Cup in France in the past week while King Charles and Queen Camilla and other senior royals have been at the Highland Games. One Team GB insider told The Telegraph: ‘The athletes find it bizarre but don’t want to get caught up in the royal crossfire.’
This year’s games in Germany are the biggest ever involving 22 nations and 500-plus athletes. Harry has been there from start to finish, joining in with clapping and dancing in the crowd, and joking about going out on the beers at the end of the day.
The Duchess of Sussex , 42, appeared to know all the words to the Neil Diamond classic as clapped and mouthed the words with the crowds
Harry however was less confident and clapped along – although slightly out of time – before dropping the charade to chat to an athlete
Meghan Markle opted for an array on monochrome outfits for the first day on the Invictus Games in Germany today
Many have enjoyed seeing the Harry of old, high fiving children and singing Sweet Caroline in the days before his wife Meghan arrived.
But there has been no word from his family in the UK.
Double amputee Ben McBean, who was on the same return flight from Afghanistan as Harry in 2008 and credited with inspiring the Duke to launch Invictus, said he understood both sides of the ‘rift’ between the brothers but added that they should have put their differences aside.
He told The Telegraph: ‘Saying that, they should have just given the lads a shout out. It’s like when we went to Afghanistan, no one supported the war, but they supported the troops. It’s the same thing’.
Palace sources reportedly say that members of the Royal family never involve themselves in each others’ professional endeavours, and they would not expect the Duke to voice support for the finalists of William’s Earthshot Prize, for example.
Meghan showed her showbiz roots by singing along to the crowd
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex held hands, cosied up to one another and were seen affectionately leaning towards each other as they attended the wheelchair basketball finale at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany
One critic of Harry said: ‘Harry has never supported any of latest William’s projects, not Earthshot when he is president of African Parks and advocate for climate change, no word about Homewards either but they insist William must supportInvictus. I’m so tired of this nonsense’.
Meghan Markle opted for an array on monochrome outfits for the first day on the Invictus Games in Germany today.
The Duchess of Sussex , 42, boarded a plane from Los Angeles to Europe in an all black ensemble, before quickly getting ready in her Dusseldorf hotel room and heading to the games in a black shirt dress from Banana Republic, which she paired with black shoes and a black belt.
She then appeared on Wednesday in a black and white number – with white shorts, a black tank top and a white cardigan from J Crew.
Then the royal opted for go all black again, in black jeans, heels and a tank top – which she paired with a white blazer.
Despite often wearing colour while a working royal, Meghan claimed she ‘toned down’ her wardrobe while she living in the UK to avoid clashing with more senior members of the Royal Family .