Prince Harry Shares 2023 Invictus Games Details Days After Welcoming Daughter Lilibet Diana

By on
Prince Harry
IN PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry reacts during the opening of the Royal British Legion Wootton Bassett Field of Remembrance, as the air horn he is holding, to start a leg of the Royal British Legion's March for Honour, malfunctions, in the grounds of Lydiard Park, Swindon November 9, 2010. The Prince planted a cross dedicated to his friend Lance Corporal of Horse Jonathan Woodgate, who was in the Household Cavalry Regiment with Prince Harry, and was killed on foot patrol in Afghanistan earlier in the year. REUTERS/David Parker/Pool

Prince Harry announced Wednesday that The Invictus Games is coming to Dusseldorf, Germany. The husband of Meghan Markle, who welcomed Lilibet Diana on June 4, recorded a teaser video for the international sporting event.

"It's time to spread the news. Something big is coming to Germany," Harry teased in the video. The high-action clip, which featured some athletes, confirmed that the 2023 Invictus Games would take place from September 9-6, 2023.

Prince Harry started the Paralympic-style sports event for injured, sick and wounded veterans and members of the armed forces in 2014. However, due to the restrictions and perils brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Invictus Games had to be canceled.

The 2021 Invictus Games was also delayed because of the global health crisis. However, it has been confirmed to kick off in the Hague, Netherlands, from April 16-22, 2022.

"For so many around the world, the Invictus community included, COVID-19 has changed our expectations, hopes, and plans. But our unwavering mission is one bound by resilience and community - and that mission will continue to shine through between now and Spring 2022 when we hope to see everybody in person again in The Hague," the Duke of Sussex penned in a joint message with Mark de Kruif, chair of the games in [the] Netherlands, and Sir Keith Mills, chair of Invictus Games Foundation.

Aside from the upcoming 2021 Invictus Games and the podcast series, Prince Harry and Meghan's Archewell Production confirmed in April that it would film a docuseries titled "Heart of Invictus" for Netflix.

"Since the very first Invictus Games back in 2014, we knew that each competitor would contribute in their own exceptional way to a mosaic of resilience, determination, and resolve," Prince Harry said in a statement. "This series will give communities around the world a window into the moving and uplifting stories of these competitors on their path to the Netherlands next year."

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan are planning to take several months off to spend time with their daughter, Lilibet Diana, who is the 11th great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and the fifth grandchild of Prince Charles. The new royal baby is now the eighth in line to the throne.


Prince Harry

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Join the Discussion