Meghan Markle will travel to Holland with Prince Harry next week on her first trip outside the US since the couple left the royal family.
It comes after Harry, who was embroiled in a legal dispute with the UK government over his police protection, was the only senior royal not to attend his grandfather’s memorial at Westminster Abbey.
He said he did not feel safe returning without Scotland Yard officials by his side.
However, he and Meghan will fly to the Netherlands for the Games from April 16-22.
As The Mirror reports, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be followed by a Netflix documentary crew throughout the games.
It is believed Meghan may join Harry on stage at the opening ceremony, with insiders promising ‘a big surprise to kick off the event’.
A source said: “Meghan is delighted to be traveling with Harry for this event, which is certainly close to her heart.”
But last night former weather inspector Ken Wharf, who worked in private security for Harry, William and Princess Diana, said the potential risks to the competition were far greater than the ones the Duke faced in London.
Dutch police and security services have declined to say whether they will receive royal protection, although it is highly likely.
Mr Wharf said: “I wonder why Harry thinks he will be safer in the Netherlands than in the UK.
“He would accompany his brother or father to his grandfather’s memorial service and receive protection from the weather.
“It’s not like he showed up on a bike in Westminster Abbey. »
It is understood that Harry wanted to bring his children Archie and Lillibet and his wife Meghan back to serve.
Little Lilibet is believed to have met her UK-based family via video chat.
It comes as the Queen ‘reluctantly’ pulled out of the Easter event next week.
Her Majesty, 95, was due to attend a service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on 14 April, but will be represented by Prince Charles and Camilla instead.
This is the first time the Prince of Wales will replace the Queen at a Holy Day church service.
The annual event is an important part of the royal calendar and Charles Thursday will see community veterans follow the ancient tradition of distributing Maundy money.
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