Prince Harry opens up on ‘dramatic life change’ in surprise video

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Prince Harry has opened up on how life has ‘changed dramatically’ in a surprise video to fans.

Prince Harry has reached out to fans in a surprise video, talking about how life has ‘changed dramatically’ amid the coronavirus outbreak.

In honour of the royal’s sporting event the Invictus Games, which were supposed to start yesterday on 9th May, the Duke of Sussex posted a video speaking about how the team will be making changes to the postponed event.

"Hello everybody,” said Prince Harry, as he kicked off his video. “As we commemorate VE Day this weekend and pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation, we should also have been gathering together in the Netherlands to kick start The Invictus Games 2020 in The Hague”.

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Speaking about the changes that have plagued everyone’s lives since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Duke continued, “Life has changed dramatically for all of us since I was last in The Hague, but the IG2020 team has done an incredible job to adapt so quickly to the situation and they are busy putting plans in place for next year. The new dates will be shared with you very soon.

"I hope all of those in The Invictus family are coping well and supporting each other through this challenging time,” he continued. “I continue to hear amazing stories of families coming together over online platforms, but please, look out for those who have gone quiet or that are no longer visible on the chat sites. You guys are the best at this so I have no doubt you are rallying around and supporting one another.

“Although we can't be together in person, I'm really happy that there are plenty of virtual activities planned for this week and I encourage you all to get involved, if you can, because you never know, it might be fun and a change from the norm."

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Speaking about the changes that the team have made, Prince Harry continued, "Throughout this week we will be seeing and hearing from many Invictus competitors; their experience and resilience in dealing with mental health challenges is something we could all learn lessons from.

“The same could obviously be said for our incredible health care professionals working so hard to keep us all safe.

“Alongside all the virtual activity from the team in The Hague, I'm delighted that The Invictus Games Foundation will be hosting a virtual conference with international speakers and participants sharing their thoughts and experience of resilience and why the Invictus spirit is so important.

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“I'm incredibly grateful for your continued support. Stay safe, and this week stay tuned as we bring The Hague home to you”.

We can’t wait to see what the royal has in store for the important event!

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