Meghan Markle CONFIRMS her trip to the Netherlands with Prince Harry this week in the first trip outside America since the Megxit

MEGHAN will join Prince Harry at his Invictus Games in Holland on his first trip outside America since Megxit, it has been confirmed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will both be in The Hague for the opening ceremony of Harry’s Games for Wounded Warriors on Saturday.

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Prince Harry and Meghan will go to Holland this weekCredit: Getty – Contributor
The UK team during a training session at Brunel University in Uxbridge, London, ahead of the Invictus Games

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The UK team during a training session at Brunel University in Uxbridge, London, ahead of the Invictus GamesCredit: PA

It will be the first time the couple have been together in Europe since Megxit two years ago.

Just weeks ago they refused to return to Britain for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.

Meghan hasn’t set foot in the UK since flying out just hours after a tense Commonwealth Day ceremony with the Royal Family in March 2020.

Harry has been home twice since the Megxit for Prince Philip’s funeral last April and the unveiling of a statue for Princess Diana this summer.

Reports of the couple’s transatlantic plans come as the Duke of Sussex remains embroiled in a legal row with the UK government over his police protection.

He claimed he didn’t feel safe returning without Scotland Yard cops by his side – meaning he controversially missed Prince Philip’s memorial at Westminster Abbey.

Either way, Harry and Meghan will be flying to the Netherlands for the Games, which take place from April 16-22.

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And the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to be followed by a Netflix documentary crew throughout.

It’s not the first time the couple have teamed up with the streaming giant following their £120m Netflix TV series deal.

The Sussexes raised a few eyebrows during their trip to New York in September.

Harry was seen with a wire sticking out of his trouser pocket, leading many to suspect they might have been filming.

The trip to the United States saw the couple make two visits to the United Nations and deliver an onstage speech at Global Citizen Live – dubbed ‘Wokestock’.

And it was speculated that Meghan would join Harry on stage again at the Invictus Games opening ceremony – with insiders promising “a big surprise to kick off the event”.

A source said: “Meghan is delighted to be traveling with Harry for the event, which is certainly close to his heart.”

But last night former Met inspector Ken Wharfe – who worked in the private protection of Harry, William and Princess Diana – said the potential risks of the pageant were far greater than those the Duke would face in London .

The Dutch police and security services declined to say whether he would get royal protection. But it is understood to be extremely likely.

Mr Wharfe told MailOnline: “I am baffled by why Harry thinks he would be safer in the Netherlands than in the UK.

“He would have gone to his grandfather’s memorial service with his brother or father and received protection from the Met.

“It’s not like he showed up at Westminster Abbey on a bike.”

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Harry wanted to bring his children Archie and Lilibet and his wife Meghan back for the service, that’s understood.

Little Lilibet is believed to have only met her British family via video chat.

It comes after the Queen ‘reluctantly’ pulled out of an Easter event next week.

Her Majesty, 95, was due to attend a service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on April 14, but will instead be represented by Prince Charles and Camilla.

This is the first time the Prince of Wales will take the Queen’s place at the Holy Day church service.

The annual event is an important part of the royal calendar and will see Charles follow the ancient tradition of distributing Maundy money to community stalwarts on Thursday.

The trip to the United States saw the couple make two visits to the United Nations and deliver a speech on stage at Global Citizen Live

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The trip to the United States saw the couple make two visits to the United Nations and deliver a speech on stage at Global Citizen LiveCredit: Reuters