Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Were Already Engaged When They Attended the 2017 Invictus Games

And we all missed Meghan's hint about it.

Harry & Megan
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Royal fans remember the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto (opens in new tab) as an important milestone in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's relationship (opens in new tab). It was the first time the couple appeared together in public and acted as a major confirmation of how serious their relationship was.

Harry and Meghan looked deeply in love (opens in new tab) at the event, which makes sense considering the secret they were keeping: Turns out, they were already engaged. The revelation is just one of many about the Sussexes' in the new book Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family (opens in new tab).

In retrospect, Meghan gave fans and royal watchers a huge hint at the truth. The now-iconic white button-down shirt she wore (opens in new tab) for the date is known as the "Husband Shirt" from Meghan's designer friend Misha Nonoo's collection.

The couple announced their engagement a few months later, in November 2017. During their official engagement interview, Harry kept the true details about their engagement secret, claiming, "It happened a few weeks ago, earlier this month, here at our cottage; just a standard typical night for us."


Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.