Home Australia Prince Harry and Meghan visit the traditional territory of the Lil’wat Nation to meet with Chief Gelpcal and a wheelchair basketball program, before receiving a custom-made basket and hand-carved cedar art to give them strength.

Prince Harry and Meghan visit the traditional territory of the Lil’wat Nation to meet with Chief Gelpcal and a wheelchair basketball program, before receiving a custom-made basket and hand-carved cedar art to give them strength.

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Prince Harry and Meghan shake hands with players before the wheelchair basketball game at the Mount Currie Community Center in British Columbia on Thursday.

Prince Harry and Meghan visited the Mount Currie Community Center on the traditional territory of the Lil’wat Nation as part of their multi-day trip across Canada.

The Duke and Dean Nelson joined students and young adults on Thursday morning in a game of wheelchair basketball, with government officials, members of the Invictus community and partners cheering them on from the sidelines.

Upon arrival at the center in British Columbia, the couple received a traditional welcome and were presented with several symbolic gifts, including a hand-carved cedar artwork to represent strength and a traditional basket that takes more than a year to make.

“The couple was honored to be invited and expressed their deepest gratitude to Chief Nelson, Chief Gélpcal and the people of the Lil’wat Nation for their generous hospitality and kindness,” a spokesperson said.

The event coincided with Invictus Games 2025’s goal to partner with local First Nations: Líl̓wat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh.

Prince Harry and Meghan shake hands with players before the wheelchair basketball game at the Mount Currie Community Center in British Columbia on Thursday.

The Duke and Chief Dean Nelson in the centre. They joined students and young adults in a game of wheelchair basketball, with government officials, Invictus community members and partners cheering them on from the sidelines.

The Duke and Chief Dean Nelson in the centre. They joined students and young adults in a game of wheelchair basketball, with government officials, Invictus community members and partners cheering them on from the sidelines.

Upon arrival at the center in British Columbia, the couple received a traditional welcome and were presented with several symbolic gifts, including a hand-carved piece of cedar art to signify strength.

Upon arrival at the center in British Columbia, the couple received a traditional welcome and were presented with several symbolic gifts, including a hand-carved piece of cedar art to signify strength.

Later that day, Prince Harry enjoyed a thrill-filled ride down a bobsled track in Whistler on the second day of the couple’s British Columbia leg of the trip.

The 38-year-old reached an impressive top speed of 61 miles per hour during his daring adventure, a feat that left even his wife Meghan, 42, expressing her amazement and telling other viewers she was “blown away” by the movement of her husband. skills.

While Meghan didn’t take part in the sledding fun at the Whistler Sliding Centre, she was able to enjoy every aspect of her husband’s ride as she got off the sleigh, before enthusiastically re-enacting her thrilling ride for his wife and Invictus volunteers after get off.

On Thursday night, the Sussexes visited the Squamish Líl̓wat Cultural Centre, where they met the four artists who came up with the logo for next year’s sporting event.

The teams in the wheelchair basketball game. The event coincided with Invictus Games 2025's goal to partner with local First Nations: Líl̓wat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh.

The teams in the wheelchair basketball game. The event coincided with Invictus Games 2025’s goal to partner with local First Nations: Líl̓wat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh.

On Thursday night, the Sussexes visited the Squamish Líl̓wat Cultural Centre, where they met the four artists who came up with the logo for next year's sporting event.

On Thursday night, the Sussexes visited the Squamish Líl̓wat Cultural Centre, where they met the four artists who came up with the logo for next year’s sporting event.

One of the artists, Levi Nelson, wrote on Facebook: ‘I met a prince on Valentine’s Day! I had the honor of meeting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, this afternoon in Whistler to discuss the meaning of design for the Invictus Games 2025.

He added: ‘What a moment, it felt like a dream, I could barely remember what I said. They were so nice that I even walked and talked to Meghan for a while. Prince Harry was so impressed with the design and said it was his favorite!

“It was special that they gave their time to have an audience with me and the other artists, because as soon as we walked with them into the S’Istken Hall at the SLCC, they crowded around and then I had to go rub shoulders with the other colleagues.

Prince Harry and Meghan have lashed out at criticism of their new website and royal rebranding, defiantly insisting they “won’t break up.”

The couple, who have been embroiled in a series of controversies this week, issued an extraordinary statement on Thursday night.

They have come under fire in recent days over the website, particularly over Meghan’s coat of arms, which critics say is a breach of their promise to the late Queen Elizabeth when they bitterly abandoned their frontline royal duties.

And her decision to change her children Archie and Lilibet’s surnames to Sussex has also raised eyebrows among royal watchers.

The measures have sparked a new round of criticism of the duke and duchess and renewed calls for their titles to be removed.

But on Thursday night, a representative for Harry and Meghan rejected suggestions that these were the last chances for them to regain popularity and success.

The source said: “We’ve heard time and time again that certain opportunities are deal-breakers for the couple.”

‘They’re still here. They continue to work and pursue what they believe in, despite being constantly questioned and criticized.’

Prince Harry proved himself on Thursday by attempting to race around a skeleton bobsled track, achieving an impressive top speed of 61 miles per hour.

Prince Harry proved himself on Thursday by attempting to race around a skeleton bobsled track, achieving an impressive top speed of 61 miles per hour.

While Meghan didn't participate in the sleigh fun, she was able to enjoy every aspect of her husband's ride as he got off the sleigh and recreated the ride for her.

While Meghan didn’t participate in the sleigh fun, she was able to enjoy every aspect of her husband’s ride as he got off the sleigh and recreated the ride for her.

Meghan held Harry's arm as the couple walked through the snowy resort.

Meghan held Harry’s arm as the couple walked through the snowy resort.

Meghan watched as Harry tried his hand at skeleton sledding.

Meghan watched as Harry tried his hand at skeleton sledding.

Prince Harry slides down the track on a skeleton sled during an Invictus Games training camp

Prince Harry slides down the track on a skeleton sled during an Invictus Games training camp

“This couple will not break up,” the representative added to the Mirror.

The couple spent Valentine’s Day in Whistler, promoting the upcoming Invictus Games while being followed by a film crew.

It was his first public appearance since the announcement of King Charles’ cancer diagnosis.

Harry and Meghan are currently in a dispute over their renowned ‘royal’ website Sussex.com, complete with Meghan’s coat of arms, which critics say is a breach of their promise to the late Queen when they bitterly abandoned their royal duties. From first line.

Sources say the couple did not consult palace officials about the use of their Sussex titles.

A source close to the couple defended the use of their royal titles, saying: “Prince Harry and Meghan are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. That’s a fact. It’s their last and last name.

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