Prince Harry’s Invictus Games may be postponed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped him from sending on an inspiring message to athletes who would have competed. The Invictus Games Foundation has released a webinar recorded back in May that included an inspiring message from Prince Harry.
As you might be aware, Prince Harry created the Paralympic-style games for wounded, injured, and sick service people and veterans. It was announced recently that The Endeavour Fund, which Prince Harry founded to support the same population served by the Invictus Games, are now a part of the Invictus Games Foundation.
During the May webinar, Prince Harry said that he was pleased that they were able to organize the virtual meeting when he Invictus Games would have taken place. “This conversation is all about sharing the Invictus spirit, and it is even more relevant now as we are having to address new challenges and adapt our lives,” Harry said.
Prince Harry went on to say that he hoped that all competitors were coping well, and that they were getting and giving support during this time. “I know you’ll be showing that resilience that is so central to the Invictus community,” Harry stated.
Prince Harry launched the Invictus Games in 2014, with the first Games taking place in London. And in 2017, Meghan Markle attended the opening ceremony but sat apart from Prince Harry – however, at the games themselves, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their debut as a couple, holding hands as they walked out to watch the wheelchair tennis competition.
The Invictus Games 2020 were scheduled to take place at The Hague from May 9-16, but they have been postponed in light of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the official website, all efforts are being made to reschedule the event for May or June 2021. Be sure to check back here at CDL for more British royals news and updates.