Prince Harry launches 2020 Invictus Games


A glowing Prince Harry has returned to work after the birth of his baby. He left newborn Archie Harrison and his wife Meghan to launch the 2020 Invictus Games.

Brittany Butler reports.

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He was greeted by fans and children in The Netherlands Before the new Dad marked one year until the Games.

The fifth Invictus Games will see veterans compete in sports, including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and indoor rowing.

Prince Harry hopes the games will motivate others around the globe.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex: “I knew that these men and women who had given it their all in service to their country would now do the same on the sports field, inspiring millions of people around the world.”

On a trip to the US in 20-13 the Duke of Sussex saw how sport can help suffering veterans.

And the Invictus Spirit was born.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex: “I had seen firsthand the transformative power of sports in helping people physically and psychologically recover and knew that the Invictus Games would change lives, capture hearts and inspire a generation.”

The games have grown in popularity since they first took place in London in 2014.

There are now 19 nations that compete in a series of adaptive sports.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex: “I am absolutely thrilled that many more wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women will have the opportunity to continue their journey to recovery.”

The Games will be held in the Netherlands next May where baby Archie might even wear his new outfit, presuming it still fits.

Brittany Butler QUT News.