Covid-19 has flipped life upside down for so many - Prince Harry tells wounded soldiers

Covid-19 has flipped life upside down for so many - Prince Harry tells wounded soldiers

UK Royal, Prince Harry has revealed his dismay at the damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to people's lives after the annual Warrior Games which celebrates injured active duty and veteran US military service members was canceled.

The Duke of Sussex, who spent 10 years in the Army, appeared alongside the US First Lady, Jill Biden to co-host a virtual event for the Games.

Harry explained that the Warrior Games were the inspiration behind the Invictus Games, which he founded and then first held in London in 2014.

Harry was expected to attend the 2021 Warrior Games in Orlando, Florida, but it was cancelled due to coronavirus-related concerns and the Duke wasted no time in explaining how Covid-19 has ‘flipped life upside down for so many’ .

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Speaking in recognition of those who would have taken part, he said: ‘I am so sorry that we’re not all together at the Warrior Games where we should be.

‘The pandemic has certainly changed or flipped life upside down for so many people.

‘I will never forget that first visit that I had to the Warrior Games, which inspired me to create the Invictus Games and the Invictus Games never would have been created had I not been inspired by every single one of you, and your companions, and the families for everything that you give to the service of this country.’

Speaking about the games where injured service personnel participate in competitive sport to aid their mental and physical recovery, Harry added;

‘It’s not about the medals. It’s not even so much about the winning, as far as most of us are concerned you guys have already won.

‘These games are so important, whether it’s the Warrior Games, whether it’s the Invictus Games, it is ultimately the reminder of service, both at home and overseas.

‘It is about caring for our physical as well as our mental fitness.Latest Post