Prince Harry Is Royally Flushed After His Invictus Family Sings "Happy Birthday" to Him

Prince Harry received a special 39th birthday tribute at the 2023 Invictus Games while watching a match with wife Meghan Markle.

By Corinne Heller Sep 15, 2023 3:58 PMTags
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Prince Harry received a special birthday tribute at the Invictus Games.

While watching the sitting volleyball game between Poland and Germany with wife Meghan Markle at the international sporting event for ill and wounded military service members and veterans Sept. 15, the crowd sang a personalized rendition of "Happy Birthday" to the Duke of Sussex.

Just before he was serenaded in honor of his 39th birthday, the announcer wished Harry a happy birthday, prompting the Duchess of Sussex, 42, to clap and rub her husband's shoulders as he smiled, clapped and gave a double thumbs up.

The sixth annual Invictus Games, which Harry founded in 2014, were held in Düsseldorf, Germany.

On the first day of this year's event Sept. 9, Harry had given an opening speech, during which he joked about his and Meghan's enthusiasm for the games ahead. "Now, I'm not saying we play favorites in our home," he noted, "but since my wife discovered she's of Nigerian descent, it's likely to get a little bit more competitive this year."

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While Meghan was in California with the couple's kids Prince Archie, 4, and Princess Lilibet, 2, at the time, she soon joined her husband in Germany.

"It is so special to be here, and I'm so sorry that I was a little late for the party," she said at a dinner for the athletes' friends and family Sept. 12, according to Hello! "Just like so many of you, we know this is about family and friends and the community that Invictus has created, that Fischer House has created, and so I had to just spend a little bit more time getting our little ones settled home, getting milkshakes, doing school drop off, and then I landed a couple of hours ago."

She continued, "I'm really proud to be part of this Invictus family with all of you. I'm grateful for all of you that are here."

Since reuniting at the Invictus Games, Harry and Meghan have attended several events together, including the wheelchair basketball finals and the time trial and criterium cycling competition.

Scroll down for Harry and Meghan's cutest moments at the 2023 Invictus Games:

Round of Applause

Meghan celebrates the closing ceremony at the 2023 Invictus Games on Sept. 16


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a medal ceremony during the 2023 Invictus Games.

Radiant Beauty

The former Suits star wows in a teal green dress with floral embroidery.

Sneaking Glances

Prince Harry shares a sweet glance at Meghan.

All Smiles

The pair is all smiles during the closing ceremony.

Green With Envy

The pair rules the 2023 Invictus Games closing ceremony on Sept. 16.

Happy Birthday Harry

The Duke of Sussex gets serenaded by the crowd at the sitting volleyball game between Poland and Germany with a personalized rendition of "Happy Birthday." Harry turned 39 that day.

Puppy Love

The pair meet a new friend at the Time Trial & Criterium Cycling event.

Closer Than Ever

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were side-by-side while at the medal ceremony for the Wheelchair Basketball Finals.

All Smiles for Selfies

The royally cute couple stopped to snap a selfie while visiting the Kids' Zone at the Merkus Spiel-Arena.


The pair were seen holding hands as they met with the NATO Joint Force Command and families from Italy and the Netherlands.

Cute Conversation

Harry and Meghan were engrossed in conversation as they watched the volleyball competition at the Merkur Spiel-Arena.

Precious Photos

While at the sitting volleyball match held during day five, the royals didn't hesitate to take a few pics with fans.

Close to the Chest

Harry was seen holding Meghan close as they watched on during the sitting volleyball competition.

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