A new video of Prince Harry, released on Saturday, shows the 35 year old marking what would have been the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games with a speech.
The clip, posted on the Invictus Games’ Twitter account, sees Harry urging what he calls the ‘Invictus family’ to look out for each other, as he says life has “changed dramatically.”
The Games were scheduled to take place this week in The Hague, the Netherlands, but amid the coronavirus pandemic they’ve been postponed.
He said: “Hello everybody. As we commemorate VE Day this weekend and pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation, we should also have been gathering together in the Netherlands to kick start The Invictus Games 2020 in The Hague.”
Referencing a change of circumstances, the 35 year old then added: “Life has changed dramatically for all of us since I was last in The Hague, but the IG2020 team has done an incredible job to adapt so quickly to the situation and they are busy putting plans in place for next year. The new dates will be shared with you very soon.”
Harry, who moved to California with wife Meghan Markle at the end of March, continued to add that he hears “amazing” stories of families coming together over online platforms and urged people to “look out for those that have gone quiet, or that are no longer visible on the chat sites.”
He added: “You guys are the best at this, so I have no doubt that you’re all rallying around and supporting one another.
“Although we can’t be together in person, I’m really happy that there are plenty of virtual activities planned for this week, and I encourage you all to get involved if you can, because you never know, it might be fun and a change from the norm.
“Throughout this week, we will be seeing and hearing from many Invictus competitors, their experience and resilience in dealing with mental health challenges is something we could all learn lessons from.”
Marking what would have been the Opening Ceremony for the @InvictusGamesNL, our Patron The Duke of Sussex shares his best wishes to supporters and competitors, and outlines plans this week to bring The Hague home to you: pic.twitter.com/HLRnzCk9cu
— Invictus Games Foundation (@WeAreInvictus) May 9, 2020
Harry’s personal life has changed immensely over the last few months, after he and wife Meghan, 38, gave up their royal duties to move to America, and it’s believed that details of the home they are sharing with one year old son Archie have finally been revealed.
The eight bedroom house in Beverly Hills is owned by Diary Of A Mad Black Woman star Tyler Perry and is believed to cost $18million.