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The Duke of Sussex today attends the Team UK launch for the Invictus Games at the Honorable Artillery Company in London

The Duke of Sussex today officially launched the team of wounded and wounded military veterans and soldiers who will participate in the next Invictus Games.

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A group of 65 sportsmen and women gathered during the event at the Honorable Artillery Company in London after being selected for the Paralympics-style event to compete in the Netherlands next year.

Team UK also unveiled its first female captain, RAF veteran Rachel Williamson. She previously suffered a rugby injury, which developed into a functional neurological disorder that prevented her from fully using her arm.

The Duke of Sussex today attends the Team UK launch for the Invictus Games at the Honorable Artillery Company in London

The Duke of Sussex today attends the Team UK launch for the Invictus Games at the Honorable Artillery Company in London

Harry is embracing a woman at the launch of Invictus Games Team UK

Harry is embracing a woman at the launch of Invictus Games Team UK

Harry is smiling at the event today

Harry is smiling at the event today

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Harry today embraces a woman at the launch of Invictus Games Team UK at the Honorable Artillery Company in London

Harry, pictured today, launched the Invictus Games after attending the Warrior Games in Colorado six years ago

Harry, pictured today, launched the Invictus Games after attending the Warrior Games in Colorado six years ago

Harry, pictured today, launched the Invictus Games after attending the Warrior Games in Colorado six years ago

Prince Harry poses with competitors while attending the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020

Prince Harry poses with competitors while attending the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020

Prince Harry at the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 today

Prince Harry at the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 today

Prince Harry poses with competitors while today attending the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020

The duke smiles while attending the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games at the Honorable Artillery Company today

The duke smiles while attending the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games at the Honorable Artillery Company today

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The duke smiles while attending the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games at the Honorable Artillery Company today

Harry attends the event in London today

Harry attends the event in London today

Organizers have said that after 2020 Invictus will be staged every two years

Organizers have said that after 2020 Invictus will be staged every two years

Harry attends the event in London today. Organizers have said that after 2020 Invictus will be staged every two years

A group of 65 sportsmen and women has been selected for the Paralympics-style event and will participate next year

A group of 65 sportsmen and women has been selected for the Paralympics-style event and will participate next year

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A group of 65 sportsmen and women has been selected for the Paralympics-style event and will participate next year

The Duke of Sussex is present at the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games

The Duke of Sussex is present at the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games

Harry is smiling today as the team of wounded, injured and sick workers comes together for the first time

Harry is smiling today as the team of wounded, injured and sick workers comes together for the first time

Harry is smiling today as the team of wounded, injured and sick workers comes together for the first time

Harry holds out his arms while attending the event today

Harry holds out his arms while attending the event today

Harry smiles as he meets the competitors
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Harry smiles as he meets the competitors

Harry laughs as he meets the competitors of the Honorable Artillery Company in London this morning

She said this was an opportunity to & # 39; build a new version of herself & # 39; and the & # 39; final step & # 39; to where she wants to be.

& # 39; I have accepted my injury; I learned that I can let my emotions go and not feel embarrassed or afraid to ask for help. Now it's time to raise the bar by trying new sports, being positive and happier with fewer excuses, & she said.

The veteran described the Invictus Games & # 39; as a great opportunity through sport to regain that sense of pride that can be lost after the onset of mental or physical disabilities & # 39 ;.

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The team participates in nine sports, including athletics, archery, wheelchair basketball, cycling, power lifting, indoor rowing, rugby for wheelchair users, swimming and volleyball.

The Duke is present today at the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 at the Honorable Artillery Company

The Duke is present today at the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 at the Honorable Artillery Company

The Duke is present today at the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 at the Honorable Artillery Company

The Duke is present today at the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 at the Honorable Artillery Company

The Duke is present today at the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 at the Honorable Artillery Company

The Duke is present today at the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 at the Honorable Artillery Company

Harry arrives today for the event in London

Harry arrives today for the event in London

At the launch, which took place this morning in central London, the competitors met for the first time

At the launch, which took place this morning in central London, the competitors met for the first time

At the launch, which took place this morning in central London, the competitors met for the first time

At the launch, which was staged this morning in central London, the participants met for the first time

At the launch, which was staged this morning in central London, the participants met for the first time

At the launch, which was staged this morning in central London, the participants met for the first time

The Duke of Sussex laughs this morning at the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 in London
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The Duke of Sussex laughs this morning at the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 in London

Harry poses for a photo with competitors

Harry poses for a photo with competitors

The Duke of Sussex laughs this morning at the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 in London

Harry joins the 65-person team of wounded, injured and sick employees for the photo call in London today

Harry joins the 65-person team of wounded, injured and sick employees for the photo call in London today

Harry joins the 65-person team of wounded, injured and sick employees for the photo call in London today

Prince Harry went on to stage the inaugural games in 2014 in the London Olympic Park, followed by Orlando in 2016
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Prince Harry went on to stage the inaugural games in 2014 in the London Olympic Park, followed by Orlando in 2016

Harry laughs as he meets the competitors today

Harry laughs as he meets the competitors today

Prince Harry went on to stage the inaugural games in 2014 in the London Olympic Park, followed by Orlando in 2016

The Duke poses with competitors today while attending the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020

The Duke poses with competitors today while attending the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020

The Duke poses with competitors today while attending the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020

Harry was inspired in 2013 after seeing wounded US military personnel flourish in the challenge of participating in sports
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Harry was inspired in 2013 after seeing wounded US military personnel flourish in the challenge of participating in sports

Harry smiles as he meets those involved in the games

Harry smiles as he meets those involved in the games

Harry was inspired in 2013 after seeing wounded US military personnel flourish in the challenge of participating in sports

The Duke of Sussex attends the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 this morning

The Duke of Sussex attends the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 this morning

The Duke of Sussex attends the launch of Team UK for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 this morning

The duke today stands for the 65-person team of wounded, injured and sick employees in London

The duke today stands for the 65-person team of wounded, injured and sick employees in London

The duke today stands for the 65-person team of wounded, injured and sick employees in London

Prince Harry is smiling today at the launch of the Invictus Games team at the Honorable Artillery Company in London

Prince Harry is smiling today at the launch of the Invictus Games team at the Honorable Artillery Company in London

Prince Harry is smiling today at the launch of the Invictus Games team at the Honorable Artillery Company in London

The Duke of Sussex today officially launches the team of wounded and wounded military veterans and soldiers

The Duke of Sussex today officially launches the team of wounded and wounded military veterans and soldiers

The Duke of Sussex today officially launches the team of wounded and wounded military veterans and soldiers

Harry laughs as he speaks to the competitors animated

Harry laughs as he speaks to the competitors animated

This morning Harry meets the men and women who participate in the next Invictus Games in the Netherlands

This morning Harry meets the men and women who participate in the next Invictus Games in the Netherlands

This morning Harry meets the men and women who participate in the next Invictus Games in the Netherlands

Harry has described the games as a change in society's perception of disability and mental health

Harry has described the games as a change in society's perception of disability and mental health

Harry has described the games as a change in society's perception of disability and mental health

The team participates in nine sports such as athletics, archery, wheelchair basketball, cycling and power lifting

The team participates in nine sports such as athletics, archery, wheelchair basketball, cycling and power lifting

Harry is smiling while posing for a group photo this morning

Harry is smiling while posing for a group photo this morning

The team participates in nine sports such as athletics, archery, wheelchair basketball, cycling and power lifting

The training continues until May at various locations across the country as part of the extensive Sports Recovery program from Help for Heroes and the role to train and develop the team.

Hannah Lawton, from Help for Heroes and Chef de Mission for Team UK, said: & # 39; The 65 men and women selected to represent Team UK will not only gain a personal recovery benefit by participating in the Games, but they will hopefully inspire others who suffer from life-changing injuries or illnesses that anything is possible. & # 39;

Harry organized the first Invictus Games in 2014, and last month celebrated the fifth anniversary of the sporting event in which he described that the games have changed the perception of the disabled and mental health.

At the celebration, the duke said that the wounded soldiers, women, and veterans who participated in the past four games have not only saved their own lives, but also that of others who inspired them.

Among the sports Team UK will deal with indoor rowing, rugby for wheelchair users, swimming and volleyball

Among the sports Team UK will deal with indoor rowing, rugby for wheelchair users, swimming and volleyball

Among the sports Team UK will deal with indoor rowing, rugby for wheelchair users, swimming and volleyball

The training lasts until May at various locations in the country as part of a Help for Heroes program

The training lasts until May at various locations in the country as part of a Help for Heroes program

Harry is posing for the photo in London today

Harry is posing for the photo in London today

The training lasts until May at various locations in the country as part of a Help for Heroes program

The training is part of the extensive Sports Recovery program of Help for Heroes and the role to train and develop the team

The training is part of the extensive Sports Recovery program of Help for Heroes and the role to train and develop the team

The training is part of the extensive Sports Recovery program of Help for Heroes and the role to train and develop the team

Harry organized the first Invictus Games in 2014 and recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of the sporting event

Harry organized the first Invictus Games in 2014 and recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of the sporting event

Harry organized the first Invictus Games in 2014 and recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of the sporting event

Prince Harry poses with competitors while today attending the launch of Team UK at the Honorable Artillery Company

Prince Harry poses with competitors while today attending the launch of Team UK at the Honorable Artillery Company

Prince Harry poses with competitors while today attending the launch of Team UK at the Honorable Artillery Company

The Duke poses for a photo today while attending the launch of the team selected to represent the UK at the Invictus Games

The Duke poses for a photo today while attending the launch of the team selected to represent the UK at the Invictus Games

The Duke poses for a photo today while attending the launch of the team selected to represent the UK at the Invictus Games

Harry, pictured today, was inspired to start the worldwide tournament after attending the Warrior Games in Colorado in 2013

Harry, pictured today, was inspired to start the worldwide tournament after attending the Warrior Games in Colorado in 2013

Harry, pictured today, was inspired to start the worldwide tournament after attending the Warrior Games in Colorado in 2013

Harry was inspired to start the worldwide tournament after attending the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado and seeing how wounded US military personnel thrived on the challenge of participating in competitive sports that promoted their recovery.

He then stepped up the inaugural games in the London Olympic Park in 2014, followed by Orlando in 2016, Toronto in 2017 and Sydney in 2018, with The Hague chosen for the 2020 event where 500 participants will participate in 10 adaptive sports.

Organizers have said that after 2020 Invictus will be staged every two years.

At the launch, the participants met for the first time – one of the 19 national teams participating in the event from 9 to 16 May in The Hague.

Prince Harry poses with Invictus employees and competitors at a reception to celebrate the fifth anniversary in London last month

Prince Harry poses with Invictus employees and competitors at a reception to celebrate the fifth anniversary in London last month

Prince Harry poses with Invictus employees and competitors at a reception to celebrate the fifth anniversary in London last month

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia, in October 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia, in October 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia, in October 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan attend the Invictus Games together in Toronto, Canada, in September 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan attend the Invictus Games together in Toronto, Canada, in September 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan attend the Invictus Games together in Toronto, Canada, in September 2017

Prince Harry and then first lady Michelle Obama meet the American team prior to the Invictus Games in Orlando in May 2016

Prince Harry and then first lady Michelle Obama meet the American team prior to the Invictus Games in Orlando in May 2016

Prince Harry and then first lady Michelle Obama meet the American team prior to the Invictus Games in Orlando in May 2016

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