Royal family LIVE: Prince Harry will be ‘lonely’ when he returns to Britain as Meghan’s decision is ‘so sad’

Prince Harry’s loyalty to Britain could be tested after the Invictus Games host finalists were announced.

The Duke of Sussex will face a difficult dilemma as the race to host the 2027 Invictus Games begins, with just two contenders: Washington DC and Birmingham. The Invictus Games Foundation has revealed the finalists’ locations, meaning the sporting tournament will be held in Harry’s native England, or in America, which he now calls home with his wife Meghan Markle and their two children – Prince Archie, 4, and Princess. Lilibet, 2.

Harry co-founded the multi-sport event which is exclusively for wounded and injured military personnel, both servicemen and veterans, while the Invictus Games Foundation helps sick servicemen and women struggling with their injuries and mental health. The organization is close to Harry’s heart, and in a statement on the Invictus Games website he explained that he was determined to start the games after watching the coffin of a Danish soldier being loaded onto a plane for repatriation, along with three wounded British soldiers. after he returned from Afghanistan.

A decision on the location of the 2027 Invictus Games is expected to be made in late July, and it is not known how much influence Harry will have on the decision.

Lord Allen, chairman of the Invictus Games Foundation, said in a statement that the board of directors was “delighted” by the “strong field of applications” from cities around the world to host the Invictus Games 2027. “Both cities now shortlisted for 2027 have kept the experiences of competitors and supporters at heart and developed different but hugely exciting bids. We look forward to the next phase of the process and selecting a new inspiring version of the games during the summer,” he explained.

The foundation said competition between the cities was fierce as both had “unique appeal” as a venue to host the multi-sport event. The US capital has outlined “several potential locations in and around the city, with a focus on the George Washington University campus, in addition to an indicative sports program covering the nine core sports of the Invictus Games, while Birmingham’s bid “focuses on focuses on the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, linking to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Selly Oak and wider defense medical facilities in the region.

Harry is co-founder of the Invictus Games(AFP via Getty Images)