While it is well known that Meghan Markle has been called 'Meg' and 'M' by husband Prince Harry (just as she calls him 'Haz' and 'H'), the Duchess of Sussex was reportedly given a sweet new three-part royal nickname by members of the Nigerian team at the Invictus Games this week. And they all have lovely meanings.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently in Germany for the international multi-sport event for competitors who have served in the military from around the world and have experienced life-changing injuries or illnesses, of which Harry founded in 2014.
Meghan joined Harry at the event in Dusseldorf on Tuesday, with the pair looking happier than ever to be reunited, after the Duke of Sussex briefly visited the UK solo earlier this month, continuing on to the Games, which kicked off on Saturday 9 September.
On Wednesday, after the couple watched and cheered along during a wheelchair basketball match between Ukraine and Australia, they met members of the 10-person Nigerian team, who presented Harry and Meghan with a special plaque from Christopher Gwabin Musa, Nigeria’s chief of defence.
But what's more, the athletes also gave Meghan the new nickname, 'Amira Ngozi Lolo', made up of three names from different regions, the Independent reports. 'Amira' is thought to be a reference to a warrior princess from Nigerian legend, while 'Ngozi' means 'blessed' and 'Lolo' means 'royal wife'.
Last year Meghan shared that her heritage includes being "43% Nigerian" on an episode of her Spotify podcast, Archetypes, telling comedian and writer Ziwe she discovered this after having her genealogy tested "a couple of years ago". When asked, "Are you serious? This is huge. Igbo, Yoruba, do we know?", Meghan said she didn't, but was planning to "start to dig deeper into all of this".
This is the first time Nigeria is taking part in the Invictus Games, as the first African nation to do so. When opening the games on 9 September, Harry said to the crowd, "Now I’m not saying we play favourites in our home... but since my wife discovered that she is of Nigerian descent, it’s likely to get a little bit more competitive this year."
And the competition is nearly up, as the Games is soon due to come to an end with a closing ceremony on Saturday 16 September.
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