Prince Harry is showing support for Invictus Games athletes after this year's event was postponed to 2021. The Olympic-style multi-sport competition for wounded veterans — which was founded by Harry — was originally set to take place from May 9 to May 16 in The Hague, Netherlands, but was pushed back a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. On June 10, the Invictus Games Foundation released a video of a virtual conversation the Duke of Sussex participated in on May 13 with international speakers, panelists, and participants from across the 20 nations involved with the Games.
"I hope that all the nations, competitors, and family and friends are coping well and supporting each other through this time."
While Harry kept things short and sweet, he had an uplifting message for the athletes that were set to participate. "This conversation is all about sharing the Invictus spirit, and it is even more relevant now, as we are having to address new challenges and adapt our lives," Harry began. "I hope that all the nations, competitors, and family and friends are coping well and supporting each other through this time and I know you'll be showing that resilience, which is so central to the Invictus community . . . I really look forward to a time when we can come together again."
Watch Harry's message in full in the video above at the 6:00 mark.