Meghan Markle accused of 'evocative and barbed' dig at royals as she hails Invictus Games participants

The Duchess of Sussex made the comments during an opening ceremony speech in the Netherlands

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Meghan Markle has been accused of making an “evocative and barbed” dig aimed at the Royal Family.

In a speech during the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games, the Duchess of Sussex hailed the ex-military heroes at the games, before seemingly taking a poke at the royals.

The Duchess of Sussex said: “Thank you so much for your service and thank you to all the family and friends that are here who have been supporting you along the way.

"Because this is service, this is dedication and this is the In­victus family.”

Meghan Markle has been accused of a sly dig at the royals
Meghan Markle has been accused of a sly dig at the royals
Harry and Meghan are currently at the Invictus Games in The Hague
Harry and Meghan are currently at the Invictus Games in The Hague

And royal commentator Ingrid Steward described the comments as “an interesting choice of words”.

“It’s evocative language and perhaps is slightly barbed. There’s definitely a little innuendo there,” Ms Steward told the Sun.

Meghan’s comments come just days after the couple made a surprise visit to the UK to visit the Queen and Prince Charles.

The trip was the first time the couple had visited Britain in two years.

The pair were spotted by visitors at Windsor, who were attending a traditional Maundy Thursday ceremony.

One stunned guest said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw who it was. We waved and they waved back.

“They looked happy and relaxed and waved to everyone on the bus. Charles and the Queen were at Windsor Castle at the same time so they must have met them both.

“It was quite the sight. We knew we might see Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at the ceremony but never believed we would bump in to Harry and Meghan," as quoted by the Sun.