LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex pose for a photo with the New York Yankees before their game against the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. The game is in support of the Invictus Games Foundation. (Photo by Peter Nicholls – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

 

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.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 29: Manager Aaron Boone of the New York Yankees presents a gift for Archie to Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex before their game against the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. The game is in support of the Invictus Games Foundation. (Photo by Peter Nicholls – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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.

Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Britain’s Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive on the field prior to the start of the first of a two-game series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London on June 29, 2019. – As Major League Baseball prepares to make history in London, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Boston Red Sox coach Alex Cora are united in their desire to make the ground-breaking trip memorable on and off the field. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees baseball game at London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. The game is in support of the Invictus Games Foundation. (Photo by Peter Nicholls – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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!”

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