What is Meghan Markle’s role at Invictus Games?
The official guide to the games in Germany, which
But there is no mention of the duchess’s role in a separate listing on the website.
The ‘detailed schedule’ suggests presenter Hadnet Tesfai will replace her.
The now-deleted passage said the duchess would ‘take to the stage to host the intimate and moving glimpse into the extraordinary journeys of the Invictus Games competitors’.
Sources Thursday claimed the information was uploaded in error.
Prince Harry, 38, who founded the paralympic-style competition for injured military personnel and veterans, will give a welcome speech at the opening ceremony this Saturday in Dusseldorf.
The duchess made only brief appearances in Harry’s five-part Heart of Invictus documentary, filmed during last year’s Games at the Hague and released on Netflix last month.
Last year, Meghan took to the stage to pay tribute to the competitors and their families, before introducing her husband.
The duchess later made a surprise solo visit to a charity supporting girls and non-binary children.
Harry’s arrival at Dusseldorf town hall on Saturday is set to coincide with a demonstration, confirmed by a police spokesman, by activists who claim the German military will use the competition to target students and recruit them to the armed forces.
Organiser Lukas Baumer told the Rheinische Post that the Invictus Games contribute to ‘the constant normalisation of war’ and are ‘a big advertising tour for the Bundeswehr’ – the German military, who are co-hosting the competition with the City of Dusseldorf.