Prince Harry’s Video Message to Invictus Games Participants After the 2020 Event Was Postponed
19 March 2020
Hi, guys. As you’ve all now heard sadly we’ve had to postpone the Invictus Games and move it to 2021. This was an incredibly difficult decision for all of us to have to make.
And I’m so grateful for everybody who has worked so incredibly hard over the last couple of weeks to try and find any alternative to try and carry out these games, in a…in a different…different way, in a safe way.
But this decision was the most sensible and the safest option for all of you, for your families and everybody else involved in these games.
I know how disappointed you must all be. This is a focus that so many of you need. I would encourage you to maintain that focus as best you can. The good thing is you have an extra 12 or so months to be even fitter, to get even fitter than you already are, to be at your absolute top mental and physical fitness. So in that sense, I’m really excited about the Games next year. I’m sorry that we couldn’t…that we couldn’t provide this for you.
Please look after yourselves. Please look after your families. Please look out for one another – you guys are all in these chat groups, you know…you know who to look out for. So please take care of yourself, but do what you do best, which is reaching out to other people, be it those that still wear the uniform, those that used to wear the uniform, or just those people in your community who you know may be suffering or may be vulnerable during this period.
Do what you do best, and we will do everything that we can to get you a date and a time for you to show up next year, and you’ll be the first to know.
So again, I’m really sorry that we can’t make this…can’t make this happen. But I’m…please take care of yourselves, I’ll catch you very soon.