Wednesday, 11 May 2016

5 great Harry moments from Invictus, Day Two

Harry has become a total prince of hearts in the build up to this second Invictus Games and it's no surprise when the royal does things like this. After Team Georgia lost a semi final he was straight over to congratulate them on getting that far in the contest and offer some encouragement for next time round. Their smiles said it all - losing is easier with a friend to cheer you on. It's one of 5 great Harry moments from Day Two of the Invictus Games.

Harry was trackside for much of day two, watching the athletics contests unfold and getting to meet as many of the Invictus stars as possible. When he came face to face with Michael Kacer of Team US with his amazing eyes, there was only one thing a prince could do and it involved waggling sunglasses and a huge grin. 

Presenting sports trophies for royals used to be about quick handshakes and polite words of congratulations. Not here. Harry can't stop hugging winners, runners up and just about everyone else, he is so proud of what's being achieved at Invictus 2. Here he presents Team UK's Dave Henson with his gold medal in the 200 metres and it's just all rather moving.

Not only has Harry tried to meet all the competitors during the Games, he's made it is his business to say hello to as many spectators as possible and to thank them for their support for Invictus. And when they bring along a cute, cuddly kangaroo that is just asking to be picked up and waved in the air for a photo, what's a prince to do?

The sitting volleyball final between the US and the UK got really tense and courtside all the way through was Harry of Wales cheering, jumping and shouting until the whole thing was over. It was USA gold, UK silver and Harry on top of the world as his Games turned in one of the best sporting events of the year so far. Invcitus, and its royal founder, go from strength to strength.

You can find more photos of Harry at the Invictus games here.

Photo credit: Kensington Royal Twitter.

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