Prince Harry News: Interest in Invictus games increases after Duke promotional video | royal | News
The Invictus Games Foundation was started by the Duke in 2014 and helps current and former service members through sport. The charity’s focus draws on Prince Harry’s background as a former soldier and uses the slogan ‘using sport to change lives’.
This year’s edition of the sports games takes place in The Hague in the Netherlands.
Earlier this week, a promotional video for next month’s event was released showing Prince Harry, 37, learning a few phrases in Dutch.
The Duke is seen at his home in Montecito, trying to learn the language before showing off his all-orange outfit, which consists of an orange t-shirt and orange sunglasses.
The comedic promotional video showed an unprecedented increase in the number of people searching for Invictus Games tickets on Google, according to an analysis of Google search data.
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Later, the Duke asks those on roll call, “Do you think I’m ready?”
And they say, “We think you’re ready.
Speaking in Dutch, Harry said: “Thank you. See you soon in The Hague.”
Harry then wears an orange hat, orange sunglasses and opens his jacket to reveal an orange t-shirt and stands up to show orange pants.
Inspired by Prince Harry’s direct experience of how sport “can help physically, psychologically and socially those who suffer from injury and illness” during the Warrior Games in the United States in 2013, the idea for his initiative is born.
Created in 2014, the association is a sporting event for wounded, injured and sick military personnel, whether still serving or veterans.
Drawing on the meaning of the word ‘Invictus’, the games aim to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation after injury for those who have served.
This year’s games take place from April 16-22 in the Netherlands.
The Games have been canceled for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s event, presented by Jaguar Land Rover, will bring together more than 500 competitors from 20 nations to compete in a series of adaptive sports.
Events will take place across the city for a week.