Harry and Meghan dancing on ice! The Sussexes jig to Simple Minds and enjoy a drink as they watch ice hockey clash in Vancouver, joined by their entourage – but once again no 'kiss cam' moment for the couple on the jumbotron!
by: Hani Kamal El-Din
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle failed to kiss again on a jumbotron during a surprise visit to a NHL hockey game last night where the Duke of Sussex dropped the first puck – just like the Queen did two decades ago – and then the couple drank and danced to Simple Minds as the goals flew in.
The California-based couple watched the Vancouver Canucks beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 from a VIP box at the Rogers Arena, at one point enjoying the action while cuddling and later jumping in the air to cheer.
When the Canucks won the match, Harry leapt up and Meghan put down her wine glass so they could both dance to celebrate the victory as Simple Minds’ hit Don’t You Forget About Me played.
Also with them was Markus Anderson, a friend of Meghan’s from Toronto when she was filming Suits, and who helped organise her first date with Harry in London. He is described as the second most important man in her life after her British husband.
Harry’s ceremonial puck drop came 21 years after the late Queen did the same when the teams played each in 2002. She was on an 11-day tour in Canada in honour of her Golden Jubilee. But one of the players involved last night revealed that he had to repeatedly ask Harry to drop it because ‘he kept holding it and smiling’.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are in Canada for work to promote the next Invictus Games, which will be held in Vancouver and Whistler in February 2025. Their visit came a week after a whistleblower told MailOnline that the Games are in ‘turmoil’ after two of its most senior executives were ‘dismissed for no apparent reason’ with just over a year to go.
Others in the VIP box with Meghan and Harry were local indigenous leaders, British Columbia premier David Eby and the region’s tourism, arts, culture and sports minister, Lana Popham.
There were Invictus Games staff with them and three indigenous group leaders. Chief Wayne Sparrow, from the Musqueam Indian Band, Wilson Williams, from the Squamish Nation and chief Jennifer Thomas from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.