Prince Harry And Meghan Cheer On Invictus Hopefuls

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the UK team trials for the Invictus Games Sydney at the University of Bath Sport training Facility today.

The Invictus Games is the only international sport event for wounded, injured and sick (WIS) servicemen and women, both serving and veteran.

The brainchild of Prince Harry, The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of all those who serve their country.

Sydney is the fourth city to host the Invictus Games, following the inaugural games in London in 2014. Orlando hosted the games in 2016 and last year they were held in Toronto, where Meghan joined Harry on their first public engagement as a couple to witness the positive impact of these games.

The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 take place from 20th-27th October. Over 500 competitors from 18 nations will compete in 11 adaptive sports.

The UK team trials are being run by Help for Heroes, with support from the Ministry of Defence, the Royal British Legion and the Endeavour Fund, and will be hosted at the University of Bath over four days. They will see more than 400 WIS military personnel and veterans compete for one of the 72 places available on the UK team.

This year, 45 per cent of UK Team hopefuls have never applied for an Invictus Games prior to the trials. This is a testament to the popularity and positivity of the last three games held since 2012.

HRH and his future wife joined Invictus Games hopefuls as they tried out on the athletics track and field, before meeting those taking part in the indoor sitting volleyball trials.

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