Prince Harry pays tribute to terror victims

Michele Moreno
June 7, 2017

Competition will take place across Sydney, including Olympic Park, the scene of the 2000 Olympic Games, with the harbour- and harbour foreshore also set to host events. It was a decision over which I had no control, but the guilt of having to leave my guys behind was something I found hard to swallow, as anyone who has served will understand.

Prince Harry said sport could bring people together and for those recovering from injury, the Games gave them a sense of objective.

On Wednesday, Harry will launch the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney and begin the official countdown to the tournament.

With 2018 set to mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I, Prime Minister Turnbull said the Invictus Games reflected how today's servicemen- and women- were being supported in their return to civilian life.

The prince added that he was inspired to create a legacy to honour the sacrifice and courage shown by members of the armed forces while he was watching the coffin of a Danish soldier, and three British soldiers in induced comas and wrapped in plastic, being loaded into the plane on which he was sent home.

Speculation is mounting that Prince Harry is about to gatecrash the British and Irish Lions rugby tour of New Zealand.

It was just one of the small acts of kindness he displayed throughout the day, making sure he stopped to say hello to as many royal fans as possible.

"We salute you, we thank you and we will be cheering you on at the Invictus Games here in Sydney in 2018", he said.

"Australians form an important and vibrant part of the fabric of life in London and we are reminded of that in good times and bad".

The Invictus Games are an global sporting event, created by the 32-year-old Prince Harry, for military veterans who have suffered an injury or illness. "Our hearts go out to the victims, their friends and families".

While there were fans who reportedly anxious about the Prince being in the rain without an umbrella, Harry appeared unfazed by the downpour, saying "this is not British weather this is rain".

He also opened his speech by paying tribute to the victims of the weekend's London terror attack.

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