Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a surprise appearance in London overnight, attending a historic Major League Baseball game.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were there to watch the first MLB game on English soil, as the New York Yankees took on the Boston Red Sox in association with the Invictus Games, the sporting event for war veterans that Harry founded.
For her third public outing since giving birth to baby Archie Harrison last month, Meghan wore a black Stella McCartney dress and matching black flats.
Meghan and Harry met with both teams ahead of the game. The Duchess looked overjoyed when she was presented with a tiny baseball jersey for Archie, which had on the back his name and the number ‘19’, the year of his birth.
In a strange coincidence, it was last year revealed that Meghan and one of the Boston Red Sox players, Mookie Betts, are related. A US genealogist uncovered the link between them, with Meghan and Mookie sharing an ancestor in Alabama who died about 150 years ago. The distant relatives were seen hugging and smiling.
This week Meghan and Harry announced the couple’s first royal tour since the birth of their son will be to Africa. In October or November the Sussexes will take Archie to South Africa, before Harry goes solo to Malawai, Angola and Botswana.
“The Duke and Duchess are really looking forward to meeting so many of you on the ground and continuing to raise awareness of the high impact work local communities are doing across the Commonwealth and beyond,” a statement said.
“This will be their first official tour as a family!”