Prince Harry speaks at military event with Jill Biden - 'Inspired by everyone'

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The Duke of Sussex, 36, co-hosted the virtual event with Jill Biden. The royal was scheduled to appear in person for the 2021 Warrior Games in Orlando, Florida, but the in-person event was canceled due to security concerns from Covid.

The 36-year-old prince appeared alongside the First Lady, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Ken Fisher, CEO of the Fisher House Foundation.

While speaking at the event honoring those who take part in the Warrior Games, Harry said the pandemic had "turned the lives of so many people upside down".

"I am so sorry that we are not all together at the Warrior Games where we should be," said the prince.

“The pandemic has certainly changed or disrupted the lives of so many people. "

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The Duke of Sussex, 36, co-hosted the virtual event with Jill Biden (Image: Getty)

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Harry founded the Invictus Games in the UK after being inspired by the US Warrior Games (Image: Getty)

Harry founded the Invictus Games in the UK after being inspired by the US Warrior Games.

“I will never forget that first visit I had to the Warrior Games, which inspired me to create the Invictus Games and the Invictus Games would never have been created if I had not been inspired by each of them. between you, and your companions, and families for all that you give in the service of this country, ”said the royal during the virtual event.

While the Duke and Duchess have ceased to be active members of the Royal Family, Harry remains a private patron of the Invictus Games, the foundation's CEO has said.

A statement from CEO Dominic Reid said: “We are proud to have the Duke of Sussex as our godfather.

“The Invictus Games were founded by him, they were built on his ideas and he remains fully committed to both the Games and the Invictus Games Foundation. "

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A White House press release said the Warrior Games "share a deep connection" with Harry's Invictus Games.

Jill Biden was also scheduled to appear in the in-person event before it was canceled.

Speaking at the start of the virtual event, First Lady Jill Biden said: “Twenty years ago our world collapsed and the shockwaves of September 11 continue today, but as the President and I visited the 11/XNUMX memorials this weekend, it reminded me of the humanity that shone through the inhumanity of that day.

“There was a call to stand up for the values ​​we hold dear as we wage a global war on terrorism and a group of courageous men and women stepped forward to say 'I will go'.

"And that includes you, Harry, you live by a simple principle, serve together, recuperate together." "

This article appeared first (in English) on https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1490764/prince-harry-duke-of-sussex-jill-biden-2021-Warrior-Games-Invictus -Games-have

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