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Old 05-10-2016, 11:03 AM
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The medals keep pouring in at the #InvictusGames! The UK's Jennifer Warren just got silver in 1500m wheelchair race. #Sport #recovery

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The UK bagged an impressive 55 medals on the first day of the #InvictusGames finals. Read all about them here:

https://modmedia.blog.gov.uk/2016/05...s-2016-finals/
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:32 PM
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I have my own struggles going on right now- seizures and severe mental illness. So my dad said look at this thread- get some inspiration. He's pretty smart.
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Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 23m23 minutes ago
The Invictus Games are likely to be staged in Australia in 2018, Sir Keith Mills, the chairman of the event's foundation, says.
https://twitter.com/RoyalReporter/st...67534481887233

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 23m23 minutes ago
Prince Harry would like to bring the Invictus Games back to Britain in 2019.
https://twitter.com/RoyalReporter/st...67642506170370
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:37 PM
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I have my own struggles going on right now- seizures and severe mental illness. So my dad said look at this thread- get some inspiration. He's pretty smart.
And that's what this venture is all about :) Glad to hear you've been inspired by this great organization and the brave people involved in the games.
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:54 PM
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Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 23m23 minutes ago
The Invictus Games are likely to be staged in Australia in 2018, Sir Keith Mills, the chairman of the event's foundation, says.
https://twitter.com/RoyalReporter/st...67534481887233

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 23m23 minutes ago
Prince Harry would like to bring the Invictus Games back to Britain in 2019.
https://twitter.com/RoyalReporter/st...67642506170370
that would be nice. In 2017 they are in Toronto, Canada

this photo is funny with the Dutch clogs
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/...2842877129.jpg

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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CiGkC9VUgAIBrhE.jpg
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I know many people will see it differently, but in my opinion Prince Harry should be given the Garter! His tireless work for the servicemen and -women he started some years ago by now, his tremendous work for the crown both at home and abroad justifies that. He gives the monarchy a human, warm hearted face and he really is the sweetheart of the royal family!
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:13 PM
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I'm not disputing anything in the book but It was written after the fact. I'm just saying that what was said by the government at the time doesn't completely square with the book.

But since the games are about the veterans and not Harry, it shouldn't really matter

It is not you to judge that! If the Prince says, quite correctly, "it is about the veterans, not me!", it is all right and well fitting. If it is you to say that, it is an insult!
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:17 PM
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I agree with you on how Harry has really put heart and soul into the work he's done for returning service personnel and represents the Queen brilliantly wherever he goes. One thing about what Harry does is that he has a natural ability to make whatever he's doing seem like a breeze and a whole lot of fun.

He was just awarded the KCVO last June by his grandmother so I expect it will be a while yet before he is invested in the Order of the Garter and IMHO, I think it would be more memorable and meaningful if his father invested him.

And now... back to the games.
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I know many people will see it differently, but in my opinion Prince Harry should be given the Garter! His tireless work for the servicemen and -women he started some years ago by now, his tremendous work for the crown both at home and abroad justifies that. He gives the monarchy a human, warm hearted face and he really is the sweetheart of the royal family!

Yes he most certainly is. I don't think Harry would want any award, for him it's all about the veterans


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Old 05-10-2016, 09:05 PM
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It will be terrific if the Invictus Games does come to Australia in 2018. It will be even better if it is held in Melbourne, the sporting capital of the Southern Hemisphere!
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:32 PM
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It will be terrific if the Invictus Games does come to Australia in 2018. It will be even better if it is held in Melbourne, the sporting capital of the Southern Hemisphere!

Yes it's got to be Melbourne we would do it so well 👏👏


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Michael J Fox, who has of course had his own battle with a dreadful debilitating condition, pays a visit to the Games.

Michael J. Fox makes surprise visit to Invictus Games - Orlando Sentinel
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:44 PM
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Michael J Fox, who has of course had his own battle with a dreadful debilitating condition, pays a visit to the Games.



Michael J. Fox makes surprise visit to Invictus Games - Orlando Sentinel

Oh that's so nice and good he is still fighting on I had a close family member who suffered like him. More people getting behind the games is great.


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Old 05-11-2016, 06:39 AM
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Harry bets $20 on the US team losing the sitting volleyball contest against the British team and loses the bet!

Prince Harry bets $20 with US veteran for Invictus Games' USA vs GB volleyball final | Daily Mail Online
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:01 AM
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GALLERY: Best moments from Prince Harry's Invictus Games - Photo 1
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:29 PM
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cute picture of Harry reaching to give a young boy a handshake
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CiLacQ6VEAQCaaA.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/...2922677986.jpg
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:42 PM
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Whatever one may think of how the media cover Harry at the Invictus games, let alone the questions he has been asked... he has undeniable been given a good press over the past few days in the foreign papers.

The Danish tabloid BT has on every day for the past few days had at least one prominently placed positive story about Harry. They admittedly more or less copy-paste from Daily Mail but it's still good PR.
Here is today's story to illustrate my point: Prins Harry hylder dræbt dansker i rørende åbningstale

The QEII and Harry "bomb" had a couple of minutes on the main news as well. (The Obamas were mentioned too, but less so).
So I'd say he is good ambassador for the Invictus Games.
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US swimmer returns one of her Invictus Games gold medals, via Harry, to the London hospital that saved her life.

Swimmer Returns Gold Medal to Prince Harry and Shines Bright Light on Invictus Spirit - Invictus Games 2016 - Orlando - May 8 - 12 - ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
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Old 05-11-2016, 11:50 PM
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Michael J Fox, who has of course had his own battle with a dreadful debilitating condition, pays a visit to the Games.

Michael J. Fox makes surprise visit to Invictus Games - Orlando Sentinel
That's so cool! I love it, hope in the future this inspires other celebrities to join to increase the popularity of the games even more.
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