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‘Farvel Danmark!’, Prince Harry Teams Up with Prince Joachim on Final Day of Visit

  October 27, 2017 at 4:16 am by

Prince Harry finished his two day visit to Copenhagen yesterday. The day started at the Lagkasehuset bakery for a breakfast meeting with representatives of the ‘One of Us’ campaign that works towards creating a better understanding of mental health problems. https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/923452792076988416 The prince teamed up with prince Joachim of Denmark to visit a project which supports veterans of the Danish Armed Forces. The princes had a tour around the facilities … Continue reading

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“You are Invictus” Prince Harry Tells Competitors During Invictus Games Closing Ceremony

  September 30, 2017 at 7:20 pm by

Prince Harry has congratulated the competitors of this year’s Invictus Games during the event’s closing ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday evening. “Right now you’re on a high. At the summit of a mountain many of you thought was too high to climb. You have done it. This is the moment, right here, right now, shoulder to shoulder, you are Invictus,” he told the 500-plus athletes from … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Kicks Off Third Invictus Games in Toronto

  September 23, 2017 at 8:40 pm by

The third edition of the Invictus Games, a sporting event for wounded military personnel and veterans spearheaded by Prince Harry, was officially opened on Saturday evening at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. After cheering on the 550 athletes from the 17 countries competing in the Games as they entered the stadium, Prince Harry took to the stage to welcome the competitors, spectators and open the event. “In a world where so many have … Continue reading

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“It’s Game On, Down Under!” Prince Harry Launches 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney

  June 7, 2017 at 7:12 am by

Prince Harry jokingly threw down the gauntlet today as he launched the 2018 Invictus Games at Admiralty House in Sydney, telling the Australian team that “it’s game on, down under” as they prep for both this year’s games and the next. In his speech, the Prince described the guilt he felt at being withdrawn from the front line in Afghanistan in February 2008 after his presence was revealed by an … Continue reading

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The Busy Prince: Harry Hosts Garden Party, Meets Invictus Team

  May 30, 2017 at 3:25 pm by

Prince Harry was out and about across London on Tuesday, first attending the launch of the British team for the 2017 Invictus Games before hosting a garden party at Buckingham Palace for the Not Forgotten Association. At the Tower of London in the morning, Harry was present for the official launch of the 90 athletes who will be representing the UK at this year’s Invictus Games in Toronto. Doing the following … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Attends British Invictus Games Trials for Toronto 2017

  April 7, 2017 at 5:38 pm by

At the University of Bath on Friday, Prince Harry attended the British trials for the 2017 Invictus Games that will be held in Toronto. He watched the trials for the men’s and women’s 200m, the men’s shotput and discus, and the rowing. Harry also caught up with some athletes he had met at previous Invictus Games, including archer Jon Flint and his support dog Jester; and ‘boxed’ with two-year-old Harry … Continue reading

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Fulfilling His Promise: Harry Delivers US Soldier’s Invictus Medal To Hospital That Saved Her Life

  June 1, 2016 at 9:29 am by

Prince Harry delivered on a promise he made to US Sergeant Elizabeth Marks last month at the Invictus Games today, by delivering one of her Games gold medals to the staff of Papworth Hospital. The hospital saved her life back in 2014 just before the first Invictus Games. On the plane ride over to London, Marks fell seriously ill and was rushed to Papworth upon landing where she was put … Continue reading

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Farewell Orlando, See You All in Toronto! Prince Harry Closes Invictus Games

  May 13, 2016 at 7:19 am by

The 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando came to a conclusion last night, with a celebratory closing ceremony that praised the efforts of the wounded servicemen and women who competed over the past several days. Prince Harry began the ceremony presenting Invictus Foundation Medallions to all 485 athletes, before a music performance by Flo Rida, Rachel Platten, Rascal Flatts and a military band. The Prince then returned to the stage to deliver the closing speech, … Continue reading

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‘Special Guests’ Join Prince Harry At Invictus Games

  May 12, 2016 at 3:58 am by

Prince Harry was joined by a number of special guests at the Invictus Games yesterday, as US Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill at the finals of the wheelchair rugby. The trio watched as the USA defeated Denmark in the gold medal match (earlier, Britain defeated Australia in the bronze game). They then presented the teams with their medals, Harry kissing the head of one of the American … Continue reading

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Harry Cheers On Champions, Presents Medal at Invictus Games

  May 10, 2016 at 8:43 am by

After the inspiring opening ceremony on Sunday night, Prince Harry was up bright and early yesterday to attend the first official events day of the Invictus Games. The Prince spent time at the powerlifting, the cycling and the indoor rowing throughout the day, and presented medals in at the powerlifting and cycling. Britain won its first gold medal of the Games in the men’s lightweight powerlifting. They also won gold in the … Continue reading

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We are Invictus: Prince Harry Joins Michelle Obama and Hundreds of Military Personnel At Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

  May 8, 2016 at 8:47 pm by

Prince Harry has given a speech receiving rapturous applause at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando this evening. The Prince spoke about how his ten years in the British Army taught him about the “importance of teamwork and camaraderie”, and showed him the sacrifices made by those in the military and their families. But it was a plane ride home alongside “the body of a Danish … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Mingles With Invictus Games Athletes Ahead of Tomorrow’s Opening

  May 7, 2016 at 2:33 pm by

Prince Harry has spent time at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex today, mingling with athletes and watching preliminary events for the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando. He spent time at the swimming heats in the morning, where he spoke with British and Dutch competitors. He also delivered the first gold medal of the Games – to France – for the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge. Later in the day, … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Launches 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto

  May 3, 2016 at 8:27 am by

Prince Harry has made the journey to North America for this year’s Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida but first he paid a visit to Canada to launch the 2017 edition of the Games which will take place in Toronto. The Prince had an audience with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday to discuss plans for the Games, with the Prime Minister telling the press group that the Games are “an … Continue reading

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Boom! Prince Harry’s Secret Weapon In Twitter Battle With The Obamas

  April 29, 2016 at 2:53 pm by

A my-country-is-better-than-your-country battle of words occurred today on Twitter, as Prince Harry and the Obamas engaged in some pre-Invictus Games ‘trash talk’. It began with Michelle Obama posting a video of her and President Barack telling the Prince he should have been “careful what he wished for” when he told them to ‘bring it’ at next week’s games in Orlando. Hey, @KensingtonRoyal! Are you ready for @InvictusOrlando? Game on. pic.twitter.com/S34KrEv5Is … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Announces UK’s Invictus Team Outside Buckingham Palace

  April 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm by

What better place to announce the team to represent the United Kingdom at next month’s Invictus Games than in front of Buckingham Palace? This was clearly the thought process as Prince Harry today revealed the athletes who will be competing under the Union Jack, saying that he was really looking forward to the event that will take place between May 8-12 in Florida. Almost all the 110 athletes – who … Continue reading

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Prince Harry: Being Pulled From Afghanistan Left Me Broken

  March 18, 2016 at 5:51 am by

In an interview with Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts, Prince Harry revealed how being pulled from his first tour of duty in Afghanistan left him feeling broken. “I felt as though I was really achieving something…I’d done everything I could to get out there. Literally, being plucked out of my team. And there was an element of me thinking, ‘I’m an officer, I’m leaving my soldiers. And it’s not my own decision’,” … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Cheers On Britain’s Next Invictus Champions

  January 29, 2016 at 5:12 pm by

At the University of Bath Sports Training Village today, Prince Harry cheered on from the sidelines as wounded veterans battled it out for places on Britain’s team for the Invictus Games that will take place in May in Orlando. Embed from Getty Images The royal – who put together the first edition of the sporting event for injured servicemen, women and veterans in 2014 – spent much time chatting and laughing … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Meets the Obamas, Promotes Support for Wounded Veterans

  October 28, 2015 at 7:15 pm by

It was all about a cause close to his heart for Prince Harry on his flying visit to the East Coast of the United States today, as he met with the Obamas and visited wounded veterans. View image | gettyimages.com The Prince stopped at the White House for a meeting with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr Jill Biden, the wife of the Vice President, before the trio headed down to … Continue reading

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Invictus Games Come To A Close

  September 14, 2014 at 10:22 pm by

The Invictus Games came to a close tonight, with a closing ceremony attended by over 25,000 held at Queen Elizabeth Park. Featuring performances by James Blunt, the Foo Fighters, Ellie Goulding and the Kaiser Chiefs, as well as the Military Wives Choir. During the concert, all 400 competitors from the 14 competing nations were presented with medals commemorating their participation in the Games. Prince Harry was given a rapturous cheer … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Invictus Games Opening Ceremony in London

  September 11, 2014 at 7:19 am by

Prince Harry was joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik last night for the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The 6,500 spectators gathered on the South Lawn for the event were treated to a spectacle of music and military displays by the Red Arrows, Apache and Merlin helicopters … Continue reading

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