Prince Harry’s affectionate nickname for Meghan Markle: After hearing his wife’s gushing on-stage tribute, Duke of Sussex responds ‘thank you my love’ – leaving fans of the couple cooing

  • Meghan introduced Harry at opening of the Invictus Games in the Netherlands
  • Duke of Sussex showed gratitude for sweet speech, saying: ‘thank you my love’
  • Royals fan have taken to Twitter claiming the interaction left them ‘swooning’ 

 

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Fans of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they were ‘moved to tears’ by Prince Harry‘s warmth towards Meghan Markle, after he used an affectionate nickname to address her on stage at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games.

Royal watchers have admitted they were left ‘swooning’ by the Duke, after he uttered: ‘thank you my love’ following his wife’s gushing introduction at the Zuiderpark stadium in The Hague.

Taking to Twitter, one royal fan shared a short clip of Meghan, 40, who told the audience about her love for her husband before he joined her on stage with a kiss.

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‘Thank you, my love’: Prince Harry’s affectionate words for Meghan

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Royal fans have been left 'swooning' after Prince Harry (pictured) said 'thank you my love' to Meghan on stage during the Invictus Games

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Royal fans have been left ‘swooning’ after Prince Harry (pictured) said ‘thank you my love’ to Meghan on stage during the Invictus Games

The Duchess of Sussex spoke of her ‘love and respect’ for Prince Harry, then listed his accomplishments as a father and Afghanistan veteran.

The audience erupted into applause as the he took the microphone from Meghan and she walked back to her seat.  The Duke appeared emotional as he took awhile to clear his throat and said: ‘thank you my love’.

Royal fans were moved by the couple’s brief interaction and took to social to media, with one writing: ‘The eloquence of HRH Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex! Prince Harry saying ‘thank you my love’, after she introduced him made me swoon!’

Alongside crying emojis, another said: ‘Harry to Meghan: Thank you my love’ Pls I’m a mess right now’

A third added: ‘I’m crying #HarryandMeghan #InvictusGamesNL #TeamUSA #SussexSquad ‘thank you my love’ #Prince Harry’

A fourth commented: ‘Meghan’s introduction of her husband Prince Harry at The #InvictusGames Opening Ceremony. The best introduction and look at Harry at the verge of crying, Meghan was too at the end of her intro and the ‘thank you my love’ from Harry to Meghan’

Meghan spoke about her 'love and respect' for Prince Harry before he joined her on stage to applause from the audience

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Meghan spoke about her ‘love and respect’ for Prince Harry before he joined her on stage to applause from the audience

Royal watchers took to Twitter claiming they had been moved to tear by the exchange between Meghan and Harry

Royal watchers took to Twitter claiming they had been moved to tear by the exchange between Meghan and Harry

Meghan looked effortlessly chic in a stunning cream off the shoulder Khaite bodysuit worth £620 paired with black trousers, while Prince Harry looked equally polished in a grey suit with a white shirt.

The Duchess of Sussex tied her hair back into a low bun to reveal stunning emerald diamond earrings thought to be worth far more than her eye-catching Cartier necklace, with each noticeably larger than her £271,000 engagement ring.

She spoke of her ‘love and respect ‘ for Harry before mentioning their two young children and saying she could ‘not be prouder of my husband’.

Having thanked the veterans present for their military service, she continued: ‘Now it is my distinguished honour to introduce someone who I think you’ll be excited to hear from.

Meghan looked effortlessly chic in a cream off the shoulder bodysuit paired with black trousers and diamonds

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Meghan looked effortlessly chic in a cream off the shoulder bodysuit paired with black trousers and diamonds

‘He has spent many late nights and early mornings planning for these games to make them as perfect as possible for each of you.

‘I could not love and respect him more and I know many of you feel the same because he is your fellow veteran having served two tours of Afghanistan, and ten years of military service and the founder of Invictus Games and the father to our two little ones, Archie and Lili.

‘Please welcome my incredible husband, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex.’

Harry took to the stage and kissed Meghan as he took the microphone out of her hand.

He smiled broadly as she returned to her seat and said: ‘Thank you my love’.

Prince Harry went on to give a speech, revealing that their son Archie has a variety of career aspirations including to be an astronaut, pilot or Kwazii – a daredevil cat from the cartoon TV cartoon series Octonauts.

Meghan said 'I could not love and respect him more' as she listed Harry's traits as a veteran and father to their two children

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Meghan said ‘I could not love and respect him more’ as she listed Harry’s traits as a veteran and father to their two children

He added: ‘I remind him no matter what you want to be when you grow up it is your character that matters most and nothing would make his mum and me prouder than to see him have the character of what we see before us today.

‘You as a community have overcome immense challenges and you are healing and teaching the world as you go.

‘You are people of resilience, and strength and of heart. You have the heart of Invictus.’

Harry and Meghan’s arrival came after national teams walked out to a live military band.

They strolled hand in hand and  interacted with team members, before taking their seats to hear a speech from Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte.