Former U.S. President George W. Bush has spoken highly of Prince Harry in an interview with People Magazine. Both are passionate advocates for wounded warriors and veterans of the armed forces. They met last year at the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida, at the Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World.
They both spoke at the 2016 Invictus Games Symposium on Invisible Wounds on the 8th of May last year to discuss post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other invisible wounds that service men and women suffer from after returning from armed conflict. The United States Department of Defence said about the symposium, “The symposium hosted by Prince Harry and President George W. Bush sought to destigmatise the victims of post-traumatic stress and other injuries that are not regularly visible.”
President Bush spoke about their initial meeting saying, “I wasn’t sure what to expect, he probably wasn’t sure what to expect from me either. He is a charming person, and he cares deeply about the vets. I was very impressed by him.” Bush also told People that Prince Harry really is a ‘Prince Charming’ in real life.
According to the magazine, the 43rd President of the United States was very impressed by all of Harry’s work with Invictus and added, “What he’s done with the Invictus games is really good,” Bush said. “As a matter of fact, I’m going down to the Invictus training camp next week to say hello to our team and to some of the members I already know and tell them we want to help them.”
This year’s Invictus Games will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in September. In 2018, they will be held in the Gold Coast in Australia.