Prince Harry, now the Duke of Sussex, has been very busy these last few months. Mainly getting married to the beautiful and talented former TV Actress, Meghan Markel. As expected, their personal and public lives has kept them both busy.
The newly minted royal couple has a variety of charitable responsibilities to uphold, but one of the charities close to Prince Harry’s heart is his Invictus Games Foundation.
The Invictus Games Foundation is a paralympic sport charity that allows wounded, injured, or sick armed personnel and associated veterans to participate in wheelchair basketball, indoor rowing and sitting volleyball. The Duke of Sussex founded the charity in 2014. The paralympic styled games gives wounded veterans an opportunity to to continue to work as a team as well as continue to excel in sports beyond their injuries. The games have helped many wounded veterans heal more mentally as it has physically. Which in some cases is more important as the physical healing.
The First Invictus Game was held in London and has covered the globe. The next Invictus Games will be in Sydney, Australia and will feature 500 competitors from 18 participating nations. The nations include Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France. Georgia, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Wounded veterans can compete in as many individual and team sports as they like, as long as they meet the Invictus Games requirements. Every participant is picked by their respective country.
This global or international sporting event for wounded, injured and ill veterans and active service personnel has had a lasting and positive effect on its participants. From having served his country for over 10 years in the military, it is easy to see why fighting for and having this Charity is important to the former Prince Harry, now Duke of Sussex.
For more information log onto www.invictusgames2018.org