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Prince Harry and Invictus hero Dave Henson to share a beer

Prince Harry’s 30th birthday celebrations will start tonight as he joins the British Invictus Games star Dave Henson for a beer. The athlete who won a gold medal at the games shares a birthday with the Prince so it will be a double celebration.

David Henson of Great Britain is presented with his gold medal by Prince Harry

David Henson of Great Britain is presented with his gold medal by Prince Harry

Speaking this weekend, the Queen’s grandson said “I’ll be chuffed to bits when I’m having a beer with Dave Henson, captain of the GB team – we turn 30 at exactly the same time, on Sunday night.”

The Prince disclosed that he feels “quite old” turning 30 but both he and the GB team captain were looking forwards to it.

The Invictus Games will be brought to a close on Sunday night with a star-studded concert featuring acts including the Foo Fighters and Kaiser Chiefs in front of a sell-out crowd of 26,000.

The soon-to-be 30-year-old and Mr Henson, became firm friends during the build up to the competition that is exclusively for wounded servicemen and women being held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Mr Henson, a former Royal Engineers Captain, was the captain of Team GB and won gold in the 200m sprint on the first day of the three-day event.

Prince Harry launched the Invictus Games earlier this year after being inspired by a similar event in the US. He hopes that the event will help rehabilitate servicemen and raise awareness for the injuries that they have suffered. It is hoped that the contest will become an annual event.

Photo credit: Invictus Games 2014

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