Prince Harry breaks silence for first time since royal crisis talks with lovely announcement

Prince Harry has spoken out for the first time since royal crisis talks. The Duke took to Instagram with a lovely announcement.

  • Prince Harry has spoken out for the first time since his crisis talks with fellow royals, following his and wife Duchess Meghan Markle’s bombshell statement last week.
  • The Duke of Sussex took to Instagram with a lovely announcement, revealing news about a cause that is close to his heart.
  • In other royal news, Duchess Meghan was spotted out in Canada making a special visit for an important reason.

Prince Harry has broken his silence for the first time since this week’s royal crisis talks.

The Duke of Sussex met with his grandmother the Queen at Sandringham on Monday, joined by older brother Prince William and father Prince Charles, to discuss his future in the Royal Family.

It came after he and wife Duchess Meghan issued a statement revealing that they plan to ‘step back’ as senior royals.

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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Following the emergency discussion between the royals, the Queen spoke out in support of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, saying in a statement, ‘My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family’.

And now Prince Harry has spoken out for the first time since the discussions, to confirm news about his sport event, The Invictus Games.

Sharing a video to his Instagram account, the Duke revealed that the new home for the sixth Invictus Games, which will take place in 2022, will be Germany’s Düsseldorf.

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Here we come Düsseldorf 🇩🇪! The new home for the 2022 and sixth Invictus Games. Having previously been held in London, Orlando, Toronto, Sydney, and upcoming The Hague this year in May – Düsseldorf will welcome over 500 competitors as they showcase their talents, determination and camaraderie to the world! The #InvictusGames is an international adaptive multi-sport event, created by The Duke of Sussex, in which wounded, injured or sick (WIS) armed services personnel and veterans show the world what they’re capable of in a series of adaptive sports, ranging from wheelchair basketball to indoor rowing. The Duke, having spent 10 years serving in the Armed Forces, set up the @WeAreInvictusGames to celebrate the power of sport rehabilitation (both physically and mentally) and to generate a wider appreciation for those who served their country beyond their time in uniform. Participating in the Games plays a significant part in the recovery journey of WIS Servicemen and women. It doesn’t just heal the individual, it heals the whole family. • “I hope everyone in Germany is ready for what will be an incredible week of sport! I have no doubt that the German public will get right behind these Games and that every single competitor can expect a warm welcome and an amazing atmosphere.” – The Duke of Sussex For more information of the announcement, visit https://invictusgamesfoundation.org/ig2022-announcement/ Video © @WeAreInvictusGames

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“This year we are heading to The Hague where I am delighted that we will be joined by 20 nations for 2020 as Belgium and the Republic of Korea join the Invictus family,” said Prince Harry in his video.

“In 2022, the Invictus Games will travel to a new country,” he continued, “a new home for respect for our armed forces. The story continues”.

Alongside the snap, the Duke wrote, ‘I hope everyone in Germany is ready for what will be an incredible week of sport!

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I have no doubt that the German public will get right behind these Games and that every single competitor can expect a warm welcome and an amazing atmosphere’.

The Prince set up the Invictus Games back in 2014, to allow wounded Armed Forces veterans to demonstrate what they are capable of physically and celebrate the power of sport rehabilitation.