Prince Harry was spotted giving a warm welcome to the Invictus Games to King Willem-Alexander, the Dutch head of state. The Duke of Sussex, wearing a dark blue suit and a blue shirt, was all smiles as he shook hands with the sovereign.Also sporting a smart casual look, Willem-Alexander briefly stopped to pose for a picture before being accompanied inside the venue where veterans and service personnel from around the world are taking part in the last competitions of this year’s event.
The two royals were accompanied by Mart de Kruif, chairman of the ongoing tournament at The Hague. Harry and the monarch were later spotted inside the stadium, where they watched together a wheelchair basketball match between the Dutch and US team. In one picture, King Willem-Alexander appears to be in stitches while Prince Harry speaks to him. Fans of the Duke of Sussex were quick to react to the cheerful photographs, with one seemingly mocking claims the Dutch King would snub the Invictus Games despite taking place in his country.
Sharing two snaps of Willem-Alexander and Harry looking at ease with one another, Twitter user @InvictusbyPepp wrote: “This is what ‘snubbing’ looks like, eh…” Replying to this tweet, @ritaag wrote: “King Willem and King Harry look like they are having a good time. I expect Trolls to be pressed because I said King Harry”. Another, @Portlandia62, tweeted: “I think this qualifies as having an audience with Willem-Alexander. Well done, Harry. Great Games.”