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Old 10-27-2018, 05:21 AM
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Galleries from the closing ceremony

https://www.rexfeatures.com/livefeed...ames,%20Sydney

https://www.belgaimage.be/#/gallery/6343741
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:54 AM
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Great speech from Megsie at the closing ceremony. She is a very confident public speaker
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Old 10-27-2018, 06:08 AM
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True, the closing ceremony was great. Harry and Meghan have contributed to a successful venture.

Well done to all the competitors and their family and friends.
I've loved watching the coverage of events and the personal stories.
I hope support for The Invictus Games continues for years because it seems purposeful.

Loved Harry's speech and Aloe Blacc!!
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Old 10-27-2018, 06:23 AM
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Am enjoying the closing ceremony. Pleased to see to athletes from Jordan up dancing to Men at Work song.
Also a wonderful standing ovation for the Volunteers when the NSW Premier thanked them in her speech.
They have a great crowd there tonight.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:03 AM
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I shed a few tears during the Closing Ceremony. When Aloe Blac played Avicci, I was done.

Well done Sydney for an amazing games.
Well done HRH The Duke of Sussex.
Well done HRH The Duchess of Sussex.
Well done to all the athletes and their families.
Well done to all of the volunteers.

Can't wait for 2020 in the Hague, and I will be there with bells on. Have to start planning NOW.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:21 AM
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And the countdown begins to Invictus Games 2020 in the Hague.

It still amazes me that a small germ of an idea by one person when nurtured and watered and cared for by people drawn into the germ of an idea grows large enough to bear fruit and the seeds of that fruit spreads further and further with each season that passes. So have the Invictus Games grown and I sincerely believe that all of us who have watched the wonderful and hospitable job that Australia has done in hosting these games, have come away from it with a renewed sense of appreciation that we, as humans, have an unquenchable spirit that can overcome any challenges our lives throw at us.

We look to our wounded athletes that have set examples for us not only in thanks for their service but also as heroes that lead the way to showing us that we can do *anything* if we set our minds to it.

Perhaps someday there will be no more Invictus Games. I hope so with the only reason being that there are no more Invictus Games because there are no more hurt, maimed, wounded and sick warriors because of combat.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:26 AM
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A wonderful sentiment Osipi, thank you.

Wow so many highlights for me watching the closing ceremony. I really enjoyed it.
Meghan such a confident speaker. And she was a big hit.
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:29 AM
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I thought it was all wonderful. An inspiring and heartwarming closing ceremony to the Invictus Games in Sydney. The athletes were just terrific, as were the speeches and the artists who performed. Felt quite teary but elated too.
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:50 AM
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Just read their speeches. Both were inspiring. I love that they use a little bit personal experience in their speeches.
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Old 10-27-2018, 09:03 AM
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Great speech from Megsie at the closing ceremony. She is a very confident public speaker
There is a video on Twitter that showed her speech and the speech prompter. It seems that she memorized it as she was going ahead of the prompt.

https://mobile.twitter.com/OliveriNa...22686244438017
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Old 10-27-2018, 11:40 AM
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Great closing ceremony. I enjoyed it. So proud and impressed with both Harry and Meghan but especially Meghan this year. Wonderful speech by her and no sign of nerves, despite the fact that this was her first time speaking to an audience of that size. She nailed it.
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:47 PM
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A couple of photos of Meghan visiting the military before she met Harry - as she mentioned in her speech last night.

In Italy and Spain -

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/10...0668281650.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/10...0664893997.jpg


Reported as there being 21,000 in the live audience - don't know the television/steaming numbers

So impressed with how Meghan and Harry spoke.
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:27 PM
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Yep... They're welcome back anytime :)
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:35 PM
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Yep... They're welcome back anytime :)
Reminded of the Invictus games here in Toronto; a shout out to the volunteers because of the essential work they do in streamlining large groups of people into a well organized and well directed mob! Bravo Sydney
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Old 10-27-2018, 09:44 PM
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So proud of Harry to create beacon of hope
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Old 12-05-2018, 05:28 PM
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Court Circular 4th December:
The Duke of Sussex, Patron, Invictus Games Foundation, this afternoon attended a Trustees' Meeting at Heron House, 4 Bentinck Street, London W1.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:27 PM
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The Duke of Sussex attended a gala performance of 'Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical', in support of the Invictus Games Foundation in London today, December 6:


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** dailymail: Harry's solo trip to the theatre! Prince meets Invictus Games athletes ahead of a gala performance of Meat Loaf musical ..**
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:26 PM
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Hope the IG got some much needed funds from this. It's a pity Meghan couldn't go. Still, Harry looks as if he enjoyed himself, and is giving hugs as usual!
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:30 PM
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Hope the IG got some much needed funds from this. It's a pity Meghan couldn't go. Still, Harry looks as if he enjoyed himself, and is giving hugs as usual!


Why couldn’t Meghan go?
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:30 PM
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I imagine that she could have gone if she had wanted to but actually, this event, for Harry was "work". Harry isn't going to have Meghan along on every event he does and vice versa once Meghan starts doing solo engagements.

BTW: I'd love to see "Bat Out Of Hell" myself. I stood on stage once next to Meat Loaf when he was in the Detroit production of "Hair" and that man has such a powerful voice. I love his tunes.
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