Harry Cheers On Champions, Presents Medal at Invictus Games
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 cycling, and the Netherlands, Canada, the US and New Zealand also all taking home gold during the day.
Harry attended a reception in the evening where he mingled with athletes from all 15 countries competing, as well as several VIP guests including Australian Olympic champion Ian Thorpe and the current women’s golf world number one, Lydia Ko.
An interview with Prince Harry and US First Lady Michelle Obama also aired yesterday morning on Good Morning America, with the pair discussing the importance of supporting returned servicemen and women in both their physical and mental recoveries.
Michelle also revealed a little snippet of when she met Prince George a few weeks back during a dinner at Kensington Palace – George apparently was quite puzzled by his uncle’s behaviour, asking why “Uncle Harry” was so quiet. Harry responded by saying that he’s “usually throwing him around the room”.
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