Prince Harry is set visit Toronto and Florida next month, to undertake engagements connected with the Invictus Games and his charity, Sentebale.
The Prince will first travel to Toronto on May 2nd, where he will attend a number of events to mark the official launch of the countdown to the third Invictus Games, which are set to be held in the city in September 2017.
Meanwhile, the much awaited second Invictus Games will be held in Orlando, Florida between May 8th and 12th this year. On May 4th, Prince Harry will arrive in Florida, where he will take part in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup at Valiente Polo Farm in Wellington. He will spend the next few days visiting venues and meeting the competitors and their families ahead of the Games.
Earlier today, Harry unveiled the UK team for the Invictus Games in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, saying that he was “looking forward” to the Games next month. The Prince joined over a hundred paralympic athletes for a photocall, before chatting to team members about their training routines.
Former Army Captain David Wiseman was appointed as captain of the team. “I have a huge emotional attachment to the Invictus Games and could not be prouder to have been selected to captain the UK team at Orlando 2016,” Mr Wiseman said. “The reason for my pride? I think the Invictus Games is a shining example of what this community can achieve, a group of individuals from around the world coming together in order to show everyone that beyond injury, they can achieve the extraordinary.”
The Invictus Games is a series of competitive sporting events for ex-servicemen and women who were injured in the line of duty. The Games hope to challenge the wounded and sick to push themselves and strive for sporting excellence. Prince Harry, who served in the army himself, has been the driving force behind the Games since 2014, and has made the endeavour a great success with both competitors and spectators.