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Prince Harry to visit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Friday

Prince Harry will visit the site of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Friday, a day before the park officially opens to the public. Harry will be joined by London Mayor Boris Johnson.

Prince Harry

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is set to open to the public on Saturday 5 April celebrating the first time since the close of the 2012 London Games that visitors can enjoy and explore the park.

The Olympic Park has gone through a massive conversion which has seen the re-opening of the northern half of the Park, as well as the, Lee Valley VeloPark, Aquatics Centre and Cooper Box Arena.

The south of the Park will incorporate features such as the new tree-lined walkway, interactive water fountains, children’s playground and four themed walking trails.

ArcelorMittal Orbit

ArcelorMittal Orbit

Park visitors will now be able to visit the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the iconic and massive monument recognised from the 2012 games. Orbit visitors will be able to see 20 miles across London on either the 76m or 80m platforms

This past March, The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, partnering with the Ministry of Defence, announced the ‘Invictus Games.’ The Games will be a global sporting event for injured, wounded and sick servicemen and women. They will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 10-14 September 2014.

Prince Harry a keen lover of sports attended many of the the Olympic events in 2012. He joined the Duchess of Cambridge at the closing ceremony for the games as Prince William was back in Anglesey working with the RAF Search and Rescue.

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