Prince Harry meets UK 2020 Invictus Games team | 5 News

Prince Harry meets UK 2020 Invictus Games team | 5 News

April 11, 2024 Off By admin
Prince Harry meets UK 2020 Invictus Games team | 5 News

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► The Duke of Sussex has launched the UK’s next Invictus Games team telling the competitors: “It’s going to be awesome”.

Harry has been the driving force behind the Paralympics-style event and in central London he met the 65-strong squad of service personnel and military veterans who will compete in Holland next May.

During an informal chat with the competitors the royal – who spent 10 years as an Army officer – said: “This is an opportunity for you guys to be serving your country again.”

He explained their influence would have a profound effect on many: “It’s a really important point to know as well, never underestimate the impact you guys are having on everybody else,” with feedback following previous Invictus Games revealing people were “genuinely inspired” by their story.

The group had gathered at a fitting military location – the home of the Honourable Artillery Company near the Barbican – for a photocall with the duke.

The men and women – who have either been seriously injured, wounded or suffered an illness – will be among 500 competitors from 19 countries taking part in 10 adaptive sports in The Hague.

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