Trip to the united states
on October 29, 2015 | 10:39
Prince Harry has been giving up his own career in the military for some time, but the royal redhead isn’t giving up his military past. After all, the 31-year-old recently launched the Invictus Games, his own sporting event for soldiers wounded in war. To make the second edition of the big event a success, Prince Harry is currently traveling the United States.
Finally, Orlando, an American city, was chosen as the venue for the second Invictus Games next May. Hence, Prince Harry has now teamed up with the presidential couple to promote the big sporting event. After visiting a barracks in Virginia with the First Lady on Wednesday morning, the committed Brit also stopped by the White House to speak with Barack Obama about the upcoming Invictus Games. He was visibly happy for the royal visit. “I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with so many members of his family, but this is the first time that we have had the opportunity to speak directly to each other. He already knew Michelle very well, “joked the president of the United States, according to the magazine” Us Weekly “after speaking with Prince Harry.
But above all, Barack Obama had words of praise reserved for his noble guest in the Oval Office. After all, the US government wants to support the idea of the Invictus Games with all its might. “He is here to talk about the Invictus Games, an initiative that, under the auspices of Prince Harry and many other wounded soldiers from around the world, comes together to make sure that we not only see the sacrifices they have made, but also the incredible achievements. , the strength and courage they still give off, ”said Barack Obama in the presence of Prince Harry.
Prince Harry talks about his life as a soldier
At the same time, the Invictus Games should also be a festival for the injured themselves. After all, dangerous missions abroad often shape soldiers not just physically for life, as Prince Harry made clear in his speech at the military base. “I have no doubt that my two missions in Afghanistan have changed the course of my life. There are very few things that can really prepare you for the reality of war. The experiences can be obvious and lasting, ”Prince Harry said of his own experiences.
The commitment to wounded soldiers that Prince Harry has shown over the years is truly admirable. We can only hope that the second Invictus Games will be as successful as the London premiere last year.
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