Invictus Games: Prince Harry told the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games that “the world is united” with Ukraine.
Speaking in The Hague, the Governor of Sussex said: “You know we stand with you. The world has met you and you still deserve more.”
The governor also revealed that his son Archie would like to become a pilot.
Before their arrival in this year’s host country The Hague in the Netherlands. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan stopped in the UK on Thursday to visit the Queen in Windsor.
The Duke and Duchess, who have not crossed the Atlantic together since 2020. Also saw Prince Charles during Windsor Castle, reports the Sun newspaper.
The couple was joined at the event by a team of cameras recording a series of Netflix transcripts. As part of Archewell’s contract with the broadcasting company.
Harry and Meghan met their competitors
On Sunday, Harry and Meghan met their competitors. Including Lisa Johnston of the British Team, in athletics on the second day of the Games.
On Saturday evening. The Duchess of Sussex introduced her husband to the opening ceremony of the rivals and members of the Dutch royal family.
He spoke about the presence of the Ukrainian team at the event. Saying it took a lot “physically and emotionally” for every competitor to reach the Netherlands. “Which is not important for the Ukrainian team, which we all stand for”.
Calling her “her wonderful husband”, she described the emperor as “the founder of the Invictus Games. And the father of our two children, Archie and Lili”.
Duke said in a statement that the Ukrainian delegation told him on Friday. That they had come “not just to show your strength but to tell your truth, the truth. What is happening in your country”.
“You know we stand with you. The world has met you and you still deserve more,” Duke said.
“And I hope that these events, this event. Create an opportunity for us as a global community to show you better.”
Revealed that his two-year-old son
Duke also revealed that his two-year-old son. Archie, expressed his desire to follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming a pilot.
Harry was an Apache helicopter pilot in the army during the 2012-13 expedition to Afghanistan.
Commenting on the importance of the character, the chief told the opening ceremony. “When I talk to my son Archie about what he wants to be when he grows up, sometimes he becomes an astronaut. Sometimes he is a pilot – a helicopter pilot obviously. ..
“But what I remind her of is that whatever you want to be when you grow up. But your character is very important. And nothing can make me and her mother as proud as seeing her. With the character of what we see before us today.”
Earlier, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex participated in a small driving competition where. They were run by a circuit in a small Land Rovers.
The governor then rode a full-size car to complete his driving challenge. Taking a course with bridges, ramps, and stone blocks.
The opening ceremony included songs by Kaiser Chiefs. As well as a military band, Dutch singer-songwriter Anneke van Giersbergen, and the Hague-based rock band DI-RECT.
The 2022 Invictus Games program continues until next Friday.
Competitors will participate in events including archery, athletics, basketball wheelchair and sitting volleyball.
Duke was inspired to launch the games after seeing the 2013 Heroes Games in the US. Where injured and retired workers competed.