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The Duke of Sussex dropped the puck before the Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks game
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the Vancouver Canucks game against the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.
The happy-looking Royal couple sat in a VIP box after Harry dropped the puck in the lead-up to the game with San Jose Sharks’ Tomas Hertl and Vancouver Canucks captain Quinn Hughes on either side. Others in the VIP box included local Indigenous leaders, B.C. Premier David Eby and Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sports Minister Lana Popham.
The jumbotron highlighted the Duke of Sussex’s Invictus Games that are being held in Whistler and Vancouver from Feb. 8 to Feb. 16 2025.
Harry is the founder and the patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, which runs the international multi-sport event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s visit to Vancouver had not been revealed until the couple appeared at the rink.
On Oct. 6, 2002, Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth dropped the puck for a Canucks game also against the Sharks — when Markus Naslund was captain — with Wayne Gretzky by her side.
The couple lived in North Saanich on Vancouver Island for three months in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic after leaving Britain and the royal life behind.
According to Harry’s book Spare, the couple considered settling in B.C. before they moved to Los Angeles where they now reside with their two children.
At one point, the rumour mill had the royal couple eyeing a waterfront home in Kitsilano, but it was just a rumour.
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— with a file from Canadian Press
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