Prince Harry's Invictus Games postponed over coronavirus outbreak

Britain's Prince Harry told army veterans on Thursday that he was "really sorry" his Invictus Games international sporting event was postponed by at least a year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Andrew Milligan/Reuters/African News Agency (ANA)

Britain's Prince Harry told army veterans on Thursday that he was "really sorry" his Invictus Games international sporting event was postponed by at least a year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Andrew Milligan/Reuters/African News Agency (ANA)

Published Mar 19, 2020

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THE HAGUE – Britain's Prince Harry told army veterans on Thursday that he was "really sorry" his Invictus Games international sporting event was postponed by at least a year due to the coronavirus outbreak, in a video posted on Twitter.

"I know how disappointed you all must be, this is a focus that so many of you need," Prince Harry said.

In the video message posted on the Invictus Games' twitter account the prince spoke directly to the veterans who planned to participate in the Invictus Games which were due to take place in The Hague, the Netherlands, from 9 to 16 May, 2020.

Prince Harry added the games would be moved to 2021 but no dates were known yet. The Invictus Games were founded by Prince Harry for military personnel wounded in action.

The @WeAreInvictus patron, the #DukeofSussex, has released a video message to the #InvictusGames competitors recognising their disappointment at the news, but that it's the best outcome for their safety and recovery. #CoronavirusUpdate #IG2020 #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/SLbT7QOl7D

— Invictus Games The Hague 2020 (@InvictusGamesNL) March 19, 2020

Reuters

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