Prince Harry talks about healing, growth at closing ceremony of Invictus Games 2023

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Published: 2023-09-17 09:26

Last Updated: 2024-04-16 00:07


Prince Harry talks about healing, growth at closing ceremony of Invictus Games 2023
Prince Harry talks about healing, growth at closing ceremony of Invictus Games 2023

Prince Harry gave a speech at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games 2023 in Dusseldorf, in front of sports delegations from all over the world and his wife, Meghan Markle.

The Duke of Sussex, who served in the military in Afghanistan, founded the Invictus Games in 2014 for wounded, injured and sick service members.

He started with a few words of appreciation saying: "Thanks to all people of Dusseldorf, thanks to Germany, for these fantastic games!"

He continued, "As you have seen and experienced, this week is so much more than a sporting event. It is a platform for positive change. The ripple of respect has been felt far and wide and we hope you too are feeling it deeply. And I'm sure you're all physically exhausted, who wouldn't be? But I also hope that you are mentally stronger than when you arrived. "

"We've all witnessed the true impact sport has had on your recovery and on your post-traumatic growth. But you will never truly know the impact that your actions this week have had on millions of people around the world," he explained.

"So many of you and your loved ones have been to the darkest places imaginable but your mission to heal and grow has been a shining example to us all," he added.