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Prince Harry was completely smiling when he came out this evening for the fifth anniversary of the Invictus Games in London in the Guildhall in the city of London
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Prince Harry appeared cheerfully when he stepped into London this evening for the fifth anniversary of the Invictus Games.

Dressed to impress, the Duke of Sussex, 34, wore a smart blue suit with a green tie while wearing an Invictus Games badge on his lapel.

The reception, whose father is a guest of honor, takes place in the Guildhall in the city of London.

Meghan Markle, 38, who was not going to attend the event with Harry, was supposed to be home with baby Archie after her short weekend in New York to watch Serena Williams at the US Open.

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In an emotional speech, Harry said it was "really one of the greatest honors of my life" to work with the inspiring soldiers and women behind his Invictus Games.

Prince Harry was completely smiling when he came out this evening for the fifth anniversary of the Invictus Games in London in the Guildhall in the city of London

Prince Harry was completely smiling when he came out this evening for the fifth anniversary of the Invictus Games in London in the Guildhall in the city of London

Dressed to impress, the Duke of Sussex, 34, wore a smart blue suit with a green tie while wearing an Invictus Games badge on his lapel

Dressed to impress, the Duke of Sussex, 34, wore a smart blue suit with a green tie while wearing an Invictus Games badge on his lapel

Dressed to impress, the Duke of Sussex, 34, wore a smart blue suit with a green tie while wearing an Invictus Games badge on his lapel

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In the off-the-cuff speech at a reception to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the competition, the royal tribute to past and future competitors and described them as "my heroes."

In his speech, Harry said: "Wow, a huge amount has happened in five years.

"The only thing that hasn't happened is that the limbs have not been raised. But one thing I can assure you is that mental health has completely changed with each of these individuals.

"We always knew it would be great for competitors and their families, but that ripple effect that literally swept the world was amazing."

He added: "These guys have completely changed the way we look at disabilities, how we look at mental health. These are all of them. We have only created a platform to shine and it is truly one of the greatest honors of my life to get to know you all and help you through this process.

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& # 39; We have laughed, we have had some tears, and I can never thank you enough for the impact you have had around the world, to create a better understanding of those wearing the uniform. "

Former competitor JJ Chalmers, who was injured in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan in 2011, while serving as Royal Marine, and later becoming a father and television presenter, said that he owed everything to Invictus.

"Harry has kept us going every step of the way," he said.

Dominic Reid, director of the Invictus Games Foundation, in turn described Harry as & # 39; the beating heart of Invictus & # 39 ;.

"He has driven this, he is responsible for this. It is he who always leads us back to the point here: the competitors, their recovery and their families, & he said.

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More than 400 participants and their families, supporters and donors were invited to Guildhall in London to celebrate the jubilee, marking the opening of the first London 2014 competitions.

A radiant Prince Harry arrives at the Guildhall in London, for the special event tonight, and the royal gentleman certainly looked cheerful

A radiant Prince Harry arrives at the Guildhall in London, for the special event tonight, and the royal gentleman certainly looked cheerful

A radiant Prince Harry arrives at the Guildhall in London, for the special event tonight, and the royal gentleman certainly looked cheerful

The duke of Sussex is welcomed at the event while guests celebrate the fifth year of the organization - before giving a speech

The duke of Sussex is welcomed at the event while guests celebrate the fifth year of the organization - before giving a speech

The duke of Sussex is welcomed at the event while guests celebrate the fifth year of the organization – before giving a speech

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Invictus, a Paralympic-style event for former and serving service personnel, was conceived by the royal family after a visit to the Warrior Games in Colorado, a similar event for the US forces.

Harry witnessed the power of sport in physically and psychologically assisting wounded, wounded and sick soldiers and decided that he wanted to establish this on a world stage.

The first Invictus Games ever took place in September 2014 in London, with more than 400 participants from 13 countries competing for thousands of spectators.

Since then, the Invictus Games have taken place in May 2016 in Orlando, Toronto in September 2017 and Sydney in October 2018 with more participants and countries. The Hague is organizing the fifth Invictus Games in May 2020.

Harry looked effortlessly refined and opted for a neat outfit when attending the event, shaking hands with one of the hosts

Harry looked effortlessly refined and opted for a neat outfit when attending the event, shaking hands with one of the hosts

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Harry looked effortlessly refined and opted for a neat outfit when attending the event, shaking hands with one of the hosts

Guest of honor Prince Harry was portrayed as he gave a speech to the guests at the event as he helped to celebrate the fifth anniversary

Guest of honor Prince Harry was portrayed as he gave a speech to the guests at the event as he helped to celebrate the fifth anniversary

Guest of honor Prince Harry was portrayed as he gave a speech to the guests at the event as he helped to celebrate the fifth anniversary

It will then take place every two years, with host countries waiting in line to organize the event, the organizers said.

Guests include former competitors and their families, supporters of the Invictus Games movement and representatives of the military community.

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At the reception, the duke gave a speech after hearing former competitors JJ Chalmers from the UK and William Reynolds from the US talk about their recovery journey after the Games.

It is an opportunity for the Invictus Games Foundation, which oversees the delivery of the opportunity, to outline its future direction.

The Duke of Sussex spoke with guests during the event while showing his support for the event

The Duke of Sussex spoke with guests during the event while showing his support for the event

The Duke of Sussex spoke with guests during the event while showing his support for the event

Harry looked neat for the occasion and wore a badge along with his simple wedding ring and watch

Harry looked neat for the occasion and wore a badge along with his simple wedding ring and watch

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Harry looked neat for the occasion and wore a badge along with his simple wedding ring and watch

Harry was inspired to start the worldwide tournament for wounded and wounded soldiers and women and veterans, after seeing a similar sports show in America.

He attended the Warrior Games in Colorado in 2013 and saw wounded US military personnel flourish in the challenge of participating in competitive sports that promoted their recovery.

In a speech in 2017, Harry spoke about that experience: & # 39; Sport is what would make the difference.

& # 39; Sport would help these boys and girls to restore their lives and reconnect with the people around them. And the spectacle of sport in combination with stories of recovery against all odds would inspire everyone who saw it.

Harry looked solemn when he joined guests to celebrate the 5th Jubilee of the Invictus Games on September 10 in Guildhall.
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Harry looked solemn when he joined guests to celebrate the 5th Jubilee of the Invictus Games on September 10 in Guildhall.

Harry looked solemn when he joined guests to celebrate the 5th Jubilee of the Invictus Games on September 10 in Guildhall.

& # 39; I left Colorado with the determination to bring this to an international audience so that more people could see what I saw. Life had changed before my eyes – great men and women who prove that the impossible is possible. & # 39;

A year after a visit to Colorado, the first Invictus Games were held in the London Olympic Park, which were widely praised.

Harry continued to play the Games in 2016 in Orlando, Toronto in 2017, Sydney in 2018, with The Hague chosen for the 2020 event.

In an emotional speech, Harry said it was "really one of the greatest honors of my life" to work with the inspiring soldiers and women behind his Invictus Games.
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In an emotional speech, Harry said it was "really one of the greatest honors of my life" to work with the inspiring soldiers and women behind his Invictus Games.

In an emotional speech, Harry said it was "really one of the greatest honors of my life" to work with the inspiring soldiers and women behind his Invictus Games.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attends a reception to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Invictus Games on September 10 in Guildhall

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attends a reception to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Invictus Games on September 10 in Guildhall

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attends a reception to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Invictus Games on September 10 in Guildhall

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex poses with Invictus staff and participants at a reception to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Invictus games in Guildhall

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex poses with Invictus staff and participants at a reception to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Invictus games in Guildhall

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex poses with Invictus staff and participants at a reception to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Invictus games in Guildhall

Meghan Markle, 38, who was not going to attend the event with Harry, was supposed to be home with baby Archie after her short weekend in New York to watch Serena Williams at the US Open

Meghan Markle, 38, who was not going to attend the event with Harry, was supposed to be home with baby Archie after her short weekend in New York to watch Serena Williams at the US Open

Meghan Markle, 38, who was not going to attend the event with Harry, was supposed to be home with baby Archie after her short weekend in New York to watch Serena Williams at the US Open

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