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Crown Prince Family of Denmark sends supportive message to Invictus competitors

The Crown Prince Family of Denmark has sent a supportive message to the Danish Invictus athletes in the form of a new family photo.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary and their four children, 13-year-old Prince Christian, 11-year-old Princess Isabella, and seven-year-old twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine feature in an image with the 2018 Sydney Invictus Games flag.

The picture was posted on the Danish Monarchy’s website and social media platforms with the message, “The Crown Prince Family flies the flag for Invictus.”

They also added, “HRH The Crown Prince will be present in Sydney and support the 25 Danish veterans who participate in the disciplines of sitting volleyball, swimming, archery, rowing, cycling, athletics, powerlifting, driving challenge and sailing.”

The Danish Royal Court confirmed exclusively to Royal Central last month that, contrary to reports in the Australian media, only Crown Prince Frederik would be attendance at this year’s Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia.

Crown Prince Frederik, an avid supporter of the Invictus Games, visited the Danish Invictus team members in August and held a reception for the Danish participants in May of this year.

This will not be the first trip to the Invictus Games for Denmark’s future king. He also attended the inaugural Invictus Games in London in 2014. He was in London alongside the Danish Minister of Defence Nicolai Wammen and Chief of Defence, General Peter Bartram from 10 and 11 September.

The 2018 Invictus Games will last from 20 October to 27 October with 500 participants from 18 countries taking part.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will also be in attendance during the Games which coincide with their autumn tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. The Duke of Sussex founded the Invictus Games and launched the sporting event for wounded military personnel in March 2014.

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