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Prince Harry in Toronto for Invictus Games

TORONTO (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry is in Toronto ahead of his Invictus Games for wounded veterans The founder of the games left the Royal York hotel and arrived at a Toronto office building for a symposium about veteran issues on Friday.

Harry wore a blue blazer as he greeted and posed for photographs with athletes ahead of the symposium. His girlfriend Meghan Markle is a Toronto resident, but did not appear. The 36-year-old American actress told Vanity Fair this month the two are in love.

At least 550 competitors from 17 countries are slated to compete in 12 sports. U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Harry on Saturday. The opening ceremony is Saturday night and will feature a performance by Sarah McLachlan.