Prince Harry says “life has changed dramatically” in new video message
Prince Harry has said that life has “changed dramatically” for everyone during the coronavirus crisis as he reflected on what would have been the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games.
Taking to Twitter, the Duke of Sussex posted a video of himself addressing his followers from his LA home.
Harry urged his “Invictus family” to look out for each other after the games were postponed as a result of the pandemic.
They were expected to be hosted in The Hague, Netherlands this week but have had to be postponed till 2021 due to the virus.
The competition, established by the Prince in 2014, gives current and former wounded, injured or sick veterans from over 20 countries around the world.
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
In the video, Harry said: "As we commemorate VE Day this weekend and pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation, we should have also been gathering together in the Netherlands to kickstart the Invictus Games 2020 in The Hague.
"Life has changed dramatically for all of us since I was last in The Hague, but the IG 2020 team has done an incredible job to adapt so quickly to the situation, and they are busy putting plans in place for next year."
He added: "The new dates will be shared with you very soon. I hope that all of those in the Invictus family are coping well and supporting each other through this challenging time."
The Duke urged his Invictus family to make sure they were “supporting one another” during these challenging times.
He then thanked the “incredible healthcare professionals” around the world who are helping deal with the coronavirus crisis.
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