Prince Harry was supposed to travel to the Netherlands this weekend to launch the traditional Invictus Games, but the coronavirus pandemic changed our lives and the competition had to be postponed until next year. This was stated by Harry in his video message.
A video message from Prince Harry via @WeAreInvictus to mark what would have been the opening ceremony of @InvictusGamesNL. Although the games have been postponed this year due to the pandemic, there is good news for competitors – they will now take place in 2021.pic.twitter.com/Z3JMPmqCFD
– Omid Scobie (@scobie) May 9, 2020
Today we had to meet in the Netherlands to open the Invictus Games, but our life has changed dramatically since I have been in The Hague. Our team reacted quickly to the situation and did a wonderful job so that the competition can take place next year. We will inform you shortly of the new dates.
– said Harry, noting that it is now very important to support each other:
I know that during this difficult time, many military families support each other, communicating by video link. That’s great! Please pay attention to each other, and if suddenly someone hasn’t contacted you for a long time, it is quite possible that this person needs help now.
It is also the first video of Prince Harry recorded in Los Angeles, where he and Megan Markle and their son moved in late March.
Invictus Games was organized by Prince Harry in 2014 to support injured soldiers. The aim of sport is to raise awareness, inspire participants, help rehabilitate and simply thank them for their work for the good of the country.
Based on materials: www.spletnik.ru