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Title: The Invictus Games
Post by: Aquitaine on March 06, 2014, 10:52:05 am
"Harry launches injured troops games

"Prince Harry has launched a Paralympic-style sporting championship for injured servicemen and women.

"Prince Harry has launched a Paralympic-style sporting championship for injured servicemen and women.

"Harry has been working to bring the event to the UK after flying to the US last year to see members of Britain's Armed Forces taking part in a similar competition, the Warrior Games.

"At the official launch held in the Copper Box arena at the former Olympic Park in London the prince declared the competition, called the Invictus Games, would "have a long-lasting impact" on those who fought for their country."

Source: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/harry-launches-injured-troops-games-30068803.html

There's more info on Twitter - the main corporate sponsors are Jaguar Land Rover (not Virgin, which I am genuinely surprised about), who also sponsor Zara Phillips and yes, the MoD is also involved, although I'm not sure how much of the costs will be shouldered by the UK govt.

The official Twitter account is @invictuslondon

Website: invictusgames.org

Glad to see that he's been working after all (although the cynic in me thinks that most of the work was done by his staff/aides, but it's definitely something).

Also quite like that they've renamed/rebranded the Warrior Games - it gives them the chance to forge their own identity.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: rice on March 06, 2014, 11:14:03 am
Great job, Harry!  :thumbsup:

I love the video. http://invictusgames.org/

He has been pictured visiting sporting facilities in the last couple of weeks... so...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Nighthawk on March 06, 2014, 12:55:19 pm
Prince Harry launches British version of US Paralympic style games for injured war heroes: 'It was such a good idea by the Americans - we nicked it'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2574648/Prince-Harry-launched-Paralympic-style-sporting-championship-injured-servicemen-women.html#ixzz2vBdlxt19


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: camilapitanga on March 06, 2014, 01:38:46 pm
I think is a great cause and clerally can make his image better IF ONLY hes seeing dedicating to it anyway wich he havent yet.Its a cause he always showed interest in in the past but latelly seriouslly i dont even know anymore.Guy ahs changed so much is hard to tell but well see
Call me cynic but i dont believe he has done 1% of a thing yet.But anywya he still has until sep. to work on something well see  :June:
If he manages to balance the too much partying, travelling and time off for him and nights out at the theather again and again with his hard working theather manager gf and theyre weekeds off and start to develop such events and work hard on it maybe he will convince some.Otheriwse it dont matter what happens he will simply show off there and smile, take some pics a la cambridges and leave thats how i see it so far  :cookie:
Im sorry if i sound negative i reallt hope to be positive in the end but Harry has disapointed me so mcuh from last year to now that i just dont have any positive opinion left for him.Whenever i look at what he became and what he has done and old pics of him i just think how such a lier and fake he is.I just cant see the natural nice guy with that sincere genuine care and smile he used to have.is anotehr person so im not really putting much hope on this.

But well see anyway :sigh:

Obviouslly is a peersonal view.Thats all.Hope noone fan or not feel offended Feel free to disagree.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 06, 2014, 01:42:49 pm
Good for him ,and here's hoping the soldiers get the support from the public for the games/life .cause it's really sad to hear some of the stories when they come from war some of them don't have jobs ,family or a home to go back to.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: camilapitanga on March 06, 2014, 01:55:39 pm
 :thumbsup:
Its a great cause and sure touchs people.I think it will receive lots of support.

But im on hold about Harry being envolved on it.As ive said i at least dont trust harrys work and genuine feelings anymore.I just cant see him like the same as he used to.theres something about him thatw ent off for me at least.I think hes on automatic button and doing things just to be well seen as a royal as he brothes does anyway.as many says he lost the spark.I just dont see naturality in him anymore.So to me right now it will depend a lot on how he will be envolved with it and in the whole process since hes now ONLY with the preparation of such events as far as i know.So far there havent been anyhting from him working on it.But well see with time how he will deal with it.As ive said he will ahv to work on something eventually at some point.I dont think is coicnidence that as the cambridges tour approaches harrys also is put on evidence and required to show some working  :thumbsup:  He just has to start showing thats all.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: CarryingOn on March 06, 2014, 02:35:01 pm
This is excellent. Congrats to Harry!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on March 06, 2014, 02:46:18 pm
Go Harry !!!  :thumbsup:  :flirt:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Snokitty on March 06, 2014, 03:10:35 pm
:thumbsup:
Its a great cause and sure touchs people.I think it will receive lots of support.

But im on hold about Harry being envolved on it.As ive said i at least dont trust harrys work and genuine feelings anymore.I just cant see him like the same as he used to.theres something about him thatw ent off for me at least.I think hes on automatic button and doing things just to be well seen as a royal as he brothes does anyway.as many says he lost the spark.I just dont see naturality in him anymore.So to me right now it will depend a lot on how he will be envolved with it and in the whole process since hes now ONLY with the preparation of such events as far as i know.So far there havent been anyhting from him working on it.But well see with time how he will deal with it.As ive said he will ahv to work on something eventually at some point.I dont think is coicnidence that as the cambridges tour approaches harrys also is put on evidence and required to show some working  :thumbsup:  He just has to start showing thats all.

 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Nighthawk on March 06, 2014, 03:52:59 pm
So stupid Question is this Prince Harry's new job details putting this together or did he do this in his spear time? although if he's working like the press is claiming then when did he have free time to put this all together?

it's good and all to have this brought to the UK but my question is a valid one and I highly doubt that Prince Harry pulled this all together all by himself so the people who worked with him on this should be praised in this too...just not prince harry alone


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Snokitty on March 06, 2014, 04:02:06 pm
I would bet Harry did very little of the work needed to pull this off. All I can see is a few decisions behind the scene and he visited some buildings.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: CarryingOn on March 06, 2014, 04:44:10 pm
Obviously he didn't pull it all together himself. That's pretty much implied seeing as no one is Superman. All big events require many people to put in time and effort, playing their small part and at the same time, working in conjunction to make the whole run as a well oiled machine. Praise is not a part of any person's contract and I sincerely doubt any of the people who put in work behind the scenes is crying into their cereal bowls because they didn't get any praise. Not to mention, it's a two way street of protection: Individuals may not get praised but none of those people will be flamed if the event doesn't turn out properly.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on March 06, 2014, 05:14:39 pm
No surprise here Harry will never get any credit ... other than that ... who said he pulled it all by himself?


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Snokitty on March 06, 2014, 05:21:00 pm
This new job of Harry's is just like Williams SAR job. It is there if he chooses to show up but if not then there is always someone to do the work required. Like it or not it is what it is.   :June:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Nighthawk on March 06, 2014, 05:42:10 pm
I agree snokitty 8)..this is just like it...PH has time to go to lunch, make royal apperances, accomplish these games...goes out for dinner twice a week....goes to the theatre...most people who actually work for a living are usually to tired to get all dolled up to go out after a long hard days work....and the press makes it sound as if Prince Harry accomplished this all by himself yet most of us know he hasn't but again Prince Harry because of who he is getting all the credit for it...no mention of anyone else...so yes the press makes Prince Harry out to be superman.



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: CarryingOn on March 06, 2014, 07:55:34 pm
So what. The press will do what they do which is go with the story that's going to sell the best and again. I don't know what world you live in, but plenty of people find the time to go out twice a week or more for dinner, theater, and whatever else, even if they worked. It's not that strenuous, you don't have to get dolled up to do so, and that's how restaurants and theaters STAY in business b/c I'm sure it's not a bunch of broke or minimum wage 20-something yr old college students and weekly allowance teenagers that are keeping them in business 365 days a year. And once again Harry's name is on the line when it comes to these games. When these individuals have enough balls to put their name on the line than they can get as much praise as they want to until then, they'll have to contend with a job well done in private, if that. That's that's the way business works.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on March 06, 2014, 08:15:32 pm
I am wondering - why wasn't this event and his appearance at it announced on his schedule?  Why did it not get more coverage?  We are hearing about it after the kick off event -

At any rate - it is obvious this has been in the works for longer than his "new" job announcement was made - takes time to pull this together - even the video - which is very good and well done - took some time. 

Of course there are loads of other people behind the scenes who made this happen - but he did have the idea and got it going.  So his rehabilitation of the image trip to the US did have a worthwhile result after all.

I did notice though the reports do not list the US as a competitor - perhaps just an oversight.

The body language in the pic of him and Boris Johnson is hysterical - could they get any further from each other?  I'd think Boris would be Harry's kind of guy.

So the gov is putting up a million, the MoD is putting up money and Harry's foundation is also  funding it.  Then Land Rover - I am glad it is not Branson again.  But then again - Land Rover does sell to the military - so they should support this.

I liked his speech - the ideas in it - in that - this is not just about a sporting event - it is about reminding people that even if the war is over the personal struggle of these disabled vets goes on.  I have been reading personal testimony on a site from vets in the UK and the trouble they have getting jobs and even housing.  So if this can keep those problems in people's minds too - then that is really great.



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 06, 2014, 08:40:59 pm
Peter Hunt‏@BBCPeterHunt·
Prince Harry will be on tonight's #TheOneShow talking to Matt Baker and @MissAlexjones about @InvictusLondon . pic.twitter.com/iM6CEGwVrH
https://twitter.com/BBCPeterHunt/status/441590055493447680/photo/1


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on March 06, 2014, 11:27:34 pm
He's in military fatigues here. He wants to be taken seriously so he's been behaving himself by being seen with the child at the theatre and dinner on "dates" with others in the group. The pretense of keeping up appearances must be killing him. He looks a bit tired.

Prince Harry launches British version of US Paralympic style games for injured war heroes: 'It was such a good idea by the Americans - we nicked it'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2574648/Prince-Harry-launched-Paralympic-style-sporting-championship-injured-servicemen-women.html



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Snokitty on March 07, 2014, 12:09:49 am
So what. The press will do what they do which is go with the story that's going to sell the best and again. I don't know what world you live in, but plenty of people find the time to go out twice a week or more for dinner, theater, and whatever else, even if they worked. It's not that strenuous, you don't have to get dolled up to do so, and that's how restaurants and theaters STAY in business b/c I'm sure it's not a bunch of broke or minimum wage 20-something yr old college students and weekly allowance teenagers that are keeping them in business 365 days a year. And once again Harry's name is on the line when it comes to these games. When these individuals have enough balls to put their name on the line than they can get as much praise as they want to until then, they'll have to contend with a job well done in private, if that. That's that's the way business works.

Now Harry is "normal" just like every other working person. Harry is no more "normal" than William is.    :bored:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on March 07, 2014, 01:45:16 am
Very nice! Good job to Harry and everyone working behind the scenes to organize these games. Can't wait to see them!   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on March 07, 2014, 02:33:34 am
He's in military fatigues here. He wants to be taken seriously so he's been behaving himself by being seen with the child at the theatre and dinner on "dates" with others in the group. The pretense of keeping up appearances must be killing him. He looks a bit tired.

Prince Harry launches British version of US Paralympic style games for injured war heroes: 'It was such a good idea by the Americans - we nicked it'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2574648/Prince-Harry-launched-Paralympic-style-sporting-championship-injured-servicemen-women.html




don't get me wrong - this is great and it was a fine idea for Harry to work to bring these games to the UK - but he is really looking rough - his baldness is now in the front - note how he is getting that sort of V shape in the front - what a shame - and his skin is a mess - I wonder if he has rosacea which may explain that redness that is always on his cheeks?  But the close ups really show his skin is looking dry.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Vesper on March 07, 2014, 02:41:03 am
Boozing it up will do that to you, but good work one the games though.



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Queen of the Hill on March 07, 2014, 05:00:40 am
Congratulations Prince, well done! :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: camilapitanga on March 07, 2014, 05:20:15 am
I think is a great cause as ive mentioned before.As for Harry being envolved and putting a lot of hard work and envolvement into it only time will show and ill wait to judge.As ive also said Harry is not what he seemed to be.So im keeping my view about him very tight.
Ill give credit where its deserved and when its deserved.
To me this is the logical next step but is nothitn mroe than a comercial, publicity about what will be done and not only by him just saying.If he will do more or less than expected only time will be able to tell.And if he truly decotes his time and work hard on it i dont see why people would take off his merit.But so far lets not call the guy a super hero for filiming a vídeo or doing whathever he does taking pics and shaking hands.Cox thats what he does.
I see it now more preciselly coz im not a fan og him as i used to be and i can clerally see thats what he alwaus did i used to think he was very envolved in such things coz i liked him and he was so extrovereted.Not anymore he changed and well something changed i just dont see that honest and genuine thing about him.
But independente on how honest or fake he seems to be if he does a good work ill say he desserves merits for it  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on March 07, 2014, 09:12:12 am
Oh my God he has the nerve to eat arrest him ...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on March 07, 2014, 10:17:35 am
This is a great cause! Again a cause that goes with his workfield.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 09, 2014, 07:51:35 pm
Charlie Bethel‏@charlie_bethel·
Very honoured to have met HRH Prince Harry at tonights #invictusgames he is so committed to making the warrior games work. Bring it on.


Jon Nott‏@Jonnynotto·
@archerygb @worldarchery had a fantastic day representing #archery met with Prince Harry talking about archery in the Invictus Games


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 29, 2014, 03:47:06 pm

Prince Harry pitches in as wounded troops compete to represent Britain at games



Wounded servicemen and women were today competing in front of Prince Harry for the chance to represent Britain at his “Olympics” for injured military personnel.

Harry, 29, was visiting a Help for Heroes rehabilitation centre as the trials began to select the 100 members of the British Armed Forces team that will compete at the Invictus Games.

They are being held in the Olympic Park and at the Lea Valley Athletics Centre from September 10 to 14 and were inspired by Harry’s visit to the Warrior Games in the US.

Harry, who has served two tours in Afghanistan, met about 25 people at Tedworth House in Wiltshire hoping to compete in the wheelchair rugby, cycling and indoor rowing events.

He said: “These men and women are fighters by nature.

“The intense physical training and competitive spirit that will be forged inside this team as they prepare to represent their country in the Invictus Games will, I hope, go some way to helping the recovery not only of those who hope to be selected here today, but also inspire others along the way.”

Marine Don Maclean, who stood on an IED whilst on patrol in Afghanistan, has put his name forward for the wheelchair basketball and cycling.

He said cycling had been “a massive part of my rehab”, adding: “As I will be leaving the Royal Marines in July, the chance to be selected for the Games would be a highpoint in my recovery.”

Another contender, Jonathan “Frenchie” Le Galloudec, was shot in the spine in Iraq in 2007.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/prince-harry-pitches-in-as-wounded-troops-compete-to-represent-britain-at-games-9301242.html




http://windsors.tumblr.com/post/84217616007/prince-harry-visiting-help-for-heroes-gym-at

http://phff-wildwintersday.tumblr.com/post/84217198652/ravishingtheroyals-whatever-photographer-did

http://ravishingtheroyals.tumblr.com/post/84216865982/prince-harry-visits-help-for-heroes-gym-at


Prince Harry visits Help For Heroes gym at Tedworth House in Tidworth, Wiltshire

Read more: http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Prince-Harry-visits-Help-Heroes-gym-Tedworth/story-21028525-detail/story.html#ixzz30HqqiE00






Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 29, 2014, 06:47:11 pm
'I haven't got the padding for it' Prince Harry ducks cycling challenge at event

PRINCE Harry , accidentally displaying his Hugo Boss underwear hanging out of his jeans, ducked a cycling challenge today after arguing his bottom was too small for the sport.


The fourth in line to the throne paid a morale boosting visit to wounded troops at a training camp for applicants hoping to win a place in the British Armed Forces team for the Invictus Games,  a Paralympic-style international competition for injured military veterans in London in September.

Harry, who came up with the idea of Britain hosting the competition after visiting the American-invented Warrior Games in Colorado last year, watched hopefuls going through their paces in three of the eight sports at Tedworth House recovery centre in Tidworth, Wiltshire.

He had a quick go on a static handbike away from most of the cameras but turned down a challenge to try out a recumbent bike used by amputee servicemen. “I haven’t got the padding for it,” he said, laughing and patting his backside.

The 29-year-old Prince, who is helping to organise the games in his role as a Captain in the Army, went to wish good luck to competitors at the training camp at Tedworth House, which is jointly run by the Help for Heroes charity and the Ministry of Defence.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/473070/I-haven-t-got-the-padding-for-it-Prince-Harry-ducks-cycling-challenge-at-event


Gif

http://mymrharrywales.tumblr.com/post/84227145108


Prince Harry watches Invictus Games selection event

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySvCLcI7hNg






Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: royalsarenotcelebs on April 30, 2014, 12:03:26 am
 :loveshower: :loveshower: THIS is the Harry we love.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on April 30, 2014, 12:05:55 am
^yes!   But I am feeling bad for those who do not get selected - wish everyone could be on the team


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on April 30, 2014, 01:10:20 am
I think that Harry's going to work hard to see that these games are successful. It's going to be fun to watch them!  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 13, 2014, 01:28:44 am
Prince Harry: Join me in cheering on these inspirational men and women



Prince Harry today called on Londoners to rally behind a new international sporting championship for “inspirational” injured servicemen and women.
 


The prince has been working to bring the Invictus Games to London in September after seeing members of Britain’s Armed Forces taking part in the Warrior Games, a similar competition in the US, last year.

Today the Army officer, 29, said: “Ultimately, this is about the men and women who have given so much and deserve our support, in their recovery, rehabilitation and on leaving the armed forces.

“In September the public has the chance to show that support in the sporting arena, where the same grit and determination that characterises these tenacious men and women and their inspirational journeys of recovery — their invictus spirit — will make for a great occasion.

“I know people will want to join me in cheering them on from the sidelines.” His rallying call came as the Evening Standard announced it would give away 50 pairs of tickets to the event in an exclusive offer.

His comments were supported by an Olympic torch bearer who trekked to the North Pole with the prince and spoke of Harry’s “indescribable passion” for helping the wounded.
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/prince-harry-join-me-in-cheering-on-these-inspirational-men-and-women-9356261.html




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on May 13, 2014, 01:47:04 am
I hope they do sell but I would note that the US Warrior Games are free.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: sneeze on May 13, 2014, 04:50:19 am
aw man, can we leave the critiques of how he looks to the other threads? this is a really really cool thing that's he's come up with and it's been fun watching it grow, gain more attention, and seeing him promote it with wounded soldiers

there's a lot to dig our teeth into here without having to make comments about how he does or doesn't look


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: JuneBug on May 13, 2014, 08:13:13 am
Well done Hazza.  I hope all goes well with the games


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 13, 2014, 06:41:44 pm
Invictus Games 2014@InvictusLondon. May 12

That’s right… tickets for the #InvictusGames go on sale this Friday at 9am BST!  Get yours at http://www.invictusgames.org



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on May 13, 2014, 07:12:37 pm
well I am crossing my fingers that lots of people will pick up tickets - do hope this is a success for Harry and the athletes.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 15, 2014, 01:39:34 pm
#Harry: Prince becomes most senior Royal to TWEET launching ticket sales for Paralympic-style games for wounded service personnel

Prince Harry became the most senior member of the Royal Family to tweet this morning.
The fourth in line to the throne took to the 'twittersphere' to launch ticket sales for the Invictus Games, of which he is president.
Harry's tweet read @InvictusLondon: Hope everyone will get behind #invictusgames. Great opportunity to support and thank the men and women who have given so much. Harry
The prince quit his role as an Apache helicopter pilot, following a frontline role in Afghanistan, in  order to launch the inspirational Paralympic-style event  for injured servicemen and women.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2629122/Harry-Prince-senior-Royal-TWEET-launching-ticket-sales-Paralympic-style-games-wounded-service-personnel.html


Prince Harry writes his first ever tweet to launch ticket sales for the Invictus Games
http://vimeo.com/95377492?

Prince Harry sends his first tweet - slowly
Prince Harry sends a tweet from the BT Tower to launch ticket sales for Invictus Games, tapping slowly on an iPad and adding: "That's why I joined the Army, I can't type fast"


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-harry/10833005/Prince-Harry-sends-his-first-tweet-slowly.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Nighthawk on May 15, 2014, 01:52:21 pm
so this is Prince Harry's new job? making sure people show up to the Invictus games?

this is all dandy and everything yet it seems to me with Prince Harry when something has his attention like the Invictus games that's all he focuses on....unless it's his other charity Sentebale ... IMO these two are his main focus would be nice to see him do other things


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kit on May 15, 2014, 07:12:31 pm
Sometimes I wonder if his RF duties are restricted bc Wm and Waity are so lazy.  They can't have Harry out there stealing the show. 

Harry appears more comfortable than Wm in his royal shoes.  He has a stronger sense of duty, perhaps bc his military career wasn't entirely for show unlike Will's military "career".   When he's not screwing up (Vegas) he takes his responsibilities more seriously.  I think Harry works hard and plays hard.  Unlike his brother who just plays and whines.

I guess I'd rather have him put his energy into this vs. the alternative (Vegas, Cress, etc...).

It's possible that his personal charities require involve more effort on his part (preparation etc...) since he doesn't have an army of palace workers to do it for him.  Perhaps ultimately he's working a lot harder than other RF members.  Showing up for a few ribbon cuttings and other ridiculous events that count as work.



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on May 15, 2014, 10:42:45 pm
^agree!  He isn't just showing up to take the bows- he gets into the details - the planning too.  I'd say he has a lot scheduled lately - keep busy!

Re: stealing the show - I'd say Harry has already done that - he may be the spare but I do think he is the more popular one


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 15, 2014, 11:27:01 pm
yup^


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on May 15, 2014, 11:31:49 pm
here is hoping for good ticket sales tomorrow!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on May 16, 2014, 01:20:39 am
^Hopefully so! I'm sure everyone participating in these games are very excited. I wish them all good luck.  :flower:



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: danifaul on May 17, 2014, 02:27:28 am
Quote
Mike Tindall retweeted Harry as well as Will Greenwoods tweet about the Invictus Games.
mycrarrythings.tumblr.
cool  :AWW:


here is hoping for good ticket sales tomorrow!
:thumbsup: yes


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 21, 2014, 10:59:45 pm

Invictus Games 2014@InvictusLondon 
Just finished latest Board meeting. Great day of planning for #invictusgames. Only 111 days to go and 16 Wednesdays until they start. Harry



Invictus Games 2014Verified account‏@InvictusLondon·
Great Q&A with some of the potential competitors for the #InvictusGames. They're just as excited as we all are! Harry pic.twitter.com/sLOnifQsKB
https://twitter.com/InvictusLondon/status/469213766287372288/photo/1


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Aquitaine on May 22, 2014, 02:09:05 pm
Looks like he's reconciling himself with Twitter/social media - he's even playing iPhone paparazzo! I wonder if he's going to take over the Invictus Games account for good? If so, how long do you think it'll be until we get a bedhead selfie tagged "#iwokeuplikethis #bowdownbitches"? :P

This may sound silly but I'm really pleased with his spelling and grammar in all his tweets so far, considering his dyslexia and all.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on May 22, 2014, 02:43:31 pm
When Harry and Chelsy had Facebook Accounts years ago it was said that the messages Harry would post on her 'wall' were full of grammar and spelling mistakes. If that's correct, good to see he's improved.

If Harry does have dyslexia it would be great to see him and Beatrice join forces for a project or two to publicise the cause.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 30, 2014, 02:16:49 pm
Invictus Games Celebrity Support Film

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmLJAIQZv_Y


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on May 30, 2014, 08:22:49 pm
the ad is great -

re: his spelling - if you saw the film of his first tweet -he had a piece of paper he copied from as he tweeted -


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Aquitaine on May 30, 2014, 10:19:57 pm
^ Really? Aw, how cute, but if he read more he'd learn to work around his dyslexia and improve his spelling at the same time. I don't mean to belittle or make light of his condition, but even if he didn't have a learning disability I'd still be on here saying he should be reading more than he appears to (and yes, I am speaking as a reader here).


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Nighthawk on May 31, 2014, 12:30:45 pm
Daniel Craig among celebs backing Prince Harry's Invictus Games for injured servicemen and women
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/invictus-games-tickets-september-prince-harry-will-i-am-louis-smith-ricky-hatton-bear-grylls-9457655.html
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ames Bond star Daniel Craig is among a host of A list celebrities who are backing Prince Harry’s Invictus Games in support of injured servicemen men and women, we can reveal today.

The prince - who hopes the competition held in London in September will recognise the sacrifice made by those who have fought for their country - has won celebrity support in a special online film released today.

In the film Craig, famously appeared alongside The Queen in a short film for the 2012 London Olympics, begins the recital of the famous Invictus poem, “Out of the night that covers me.” He also urges the UK public to get behind the event.

He said, “Our Armed Forces community have made huge sacrifices in recent years,” he says.  “Please give something back to those who give so much.  Support this September’s Invictus Games.”


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 02, 2014, 01:20:48 pm
ONLY 100 DAYS TO GO UNTIL THE START OF THE FIRST INVICTUS GAMES-

Sept 10-14th

- Competitors who are hoping to take part in the Invictus Games, the international sports event for ‘wounded warriors’ launched by Prince Harry and coming to London, today have only 100 days of intensive training left before the Opening Ceremony on 10 September.

Between now and September, injured and sick Servicemen and women, both serving and veterans from the 14 participating nations will be taking part in hundreds of hours of selection and training events for all nine sports in the hope of representing their country in the inaugural Invictus Games, presented by Jaguar Land Rover.

These training events will combine extensive training and competition opportunities to enable participants to best prepare for competing on an international stage. In addition, those hoping to compete will be organising their own individual training programmes to ensure they are as prepared as possible for the selection events.
http://invictusgames.org/news/only-100-days-to-go-until-the-start-of-the-first-invictus-games/


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: sneeze on June 09, 2014, 06:19:38 am
anyone have an update for ticket sales?

can i be that lazy poster who asks instead of searching for themselves  :flirt:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on June 09, 2014, 07:28:09 am
^wondering the same myself -  so I looked

http://www.stubhub.co.uk/invictus-games-tickets/http://

tells you how many tickets are left - I do not know how many seats are available but it seems some of the "gym" type events have 300+ tickets still available  but archery has only 30 or so


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 18, 2014, 10:53:36 pm
Invictus Games hopefuls talk about the Games & their recovery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pevzQN95Z_8


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on June 19, 2014, 06:06:35 am
this is just so great - such a meaningful thing that Harry and the whole Invictus team have done. 


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 02, 2014, 01:41:31 pm
Coldplay's Chris Martin to write opening anthem for Prince Harry's Invictus Games
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is to write the anthem for the opening ceremony of Prince Harry’s Invictus Games — the international sports event for wounded service personnel to be held in London.

An audience of 5,000 is expected at the South Lawn of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 10 September for the spectacular prelude to the four-day event. It will include a performance of the anthem by Martin.

The opening ceremony, to be shown live on the BBC, has been put together by Kim Gavin, the creative director of the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.

It will include a flypast by The Red Arrows and displays by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Queen’s Colour Squadron, 63 Squadron RAF Regiment. They will be joined by bands from the Royal Marines, the Army and the RAF.
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/coldplays-chris-martin-to-write-opening-anthem-for-prince-harrys-invictus-games-9578508.html

Tickets go on sale for Invictus Games opening ceremony
Tickets are now on sale for the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games, the international sports event for 'wounded warriors' launched by Prince Harry and coming to London in September.
http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/about-us/news/general/tickets-go-on-sale-for-invictus-games-opening-ceremony



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on July 02, 2014, 01:54:37 pm
that is spectacular - get more and more attention - nice to see such a fuss being made do hope ticket sales are going well


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 13, 2014, 03:26:14 pm
Prince Harry's games for the warrior wounded
The Invictus Games for injured and sick military personnel are transforming lives before they even start

In the cloyingly thick humidity of a Texas summer, Lee Matthews made his way awkwardly into the gymnasium with the help of a walking stick, his young frame quivering from constant shooting pains, spasms and muscle fatigue.
But inside the cavernous arena, his body now in a wheelchair and his team-mates around him on the basketball court, he was a man transformed.
“When I am sitting in that chair, it feels like the only time that I’m completely free,” he said. “The pain just fades away. This sport has helped me fall in love with life again.”
Trooper Matthews, 26, of 4 Regiment, Army Air Corps, was among the seriously wounded, ill and injured British military personnel who spent last week at a sports training camp for wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball at Randolph air force base in San Antonio.
The 18 are potential competitors in September’s inaugural Invictus Games in London, the new international “wounded-warrior Olympics” that is the brainchild of Prince Harry.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/10963519/Prince-Harrys-games-for-the-warrior-wounded.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on July 13, 2014, 08:45:06 pm
great article -


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on July 18, 2014, 07:26:15 pm
I received an email today from the Invictus Games organization stating that merchandise can be purchased at the site. So far only t-shirts for £15 and a I AM pin for £3.00 are for sale. The merchandise offering will get bigger as the games draw near.
Click on the Shop tab at the Invictus Games website.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on July 18, 2014, 08:15:18 pm
thanks Windsor -


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Aquitaine on July 19, 2014, 02:41:18 am
Thanks Windsor. So we can't get our hands on Harry's polo jodhpurs yet? BTW, do the proceeds go to funding the (future) Invictus Games or does it go to one of the charities the Games supports/works with?

And this may sound somewhat irrelevant, but the current Land Rover adverts airing in the UK features wounded servicemen/women climbing, playing sports, running over terrain etc. which is obviously a nod to Invictus (which Land Rover are sponsoring) but strangely there's no obvious allusion to the Games anywhere in them which I think is a gross oversight - the adverts leading up to the Olympics always prominently featured the logo and of course that has a far higher profile than Invictus, which is just starting out and needs a record-breaking success to ensure that it's held again as an annual/biannual (or however regularly) event. (Oh look, I'm playing PR officer again...)


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on July 19, 2014, 06:33:23 am
That's a good point. I don't remember seeing if the proceeds of merchandise sales goes to future funding of the games.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Aquitaine on July 20, 2014, 10:15:31 am
OK thanks. I'm going to assume that the proceeds go back into the organisation as I'm positive that if they were going towards charity there'd be a line about it somewhere on the store page. I think I'm going to hold off purchasing anything until they clear up what the proceeds go towards - it's probably something perfectly innocent, but I don't want to risk paying to send someone's kids to boarding school! :P


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on July 20, 2014, 10:21:55 am
^ I hope they learned a lesson about that particular benefit

Send them an email - they will answer - I sent them an email asking about plans for people who do not make the team - I was concerned this might be a setback for that person and hoped they had plans to provide support etc - and got a prompt and pleasant response - yes they do have plans.  So I am sure they will explain where the proceeds are going if you ask.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Aquitaine on July 20, 2014, 10:33:03 am
Thanks Cate - off to my inbox right now. I'll report back when they reply.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on July 20, 2014, 03:00:49 pm
They're quite pleasant and quick getting back to you. Not to be negative, but the cost to ship the merchandise is quite high outside of the UK. It's 12 pound to ship the t-shirt to New York. That'd be $24.00 just in shipping alone. I'll purchase my t-shirt when i go back home to the UK on holiday later this year where I'll only have to pay 3 pounds shipping.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 21, 2014, 02:13:07 pm
Rebecca English @  RE_DailyMail

Prince Harry says he 'hates' Twitter for invading his privacy - in a class to get kids to tweet about @InvictusLondon. At least he's honest!

Prince Harry told students today to use social media to spread the word about @InvictusLondon but admitted: I really quite *despise* Twitter.

Harry also urges public to get behind @InvictusLondon saying it is an opportunity to thank the wounded brave for their service.

Prince Harry: Some of them shouldn't be alive, but they are. I think that's a powerful message to send to everybody @InvictusLondon


Victoria Murphy@QueenVicMirror
Very impressed with Prince Harry today, when faced with impromptu Q&A in assembly he was amazingly articulate and gave great answers

@royalwhisper He has very different style to William and Kate who play it more safe, not sure how they would have reacted to unexpected Q&A


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 21, 2014, 02:57:23 pm
Bethnal Green Academy

http://ravishingtheroyals.tumblr.com/post/92429137137/prince-harry-visited-to-bethnal-green-academy-in
http://teaandroyalty.tumblr.com/post/92427071684/prince-harry-visiting-the-bethnal-green-academy-in


Rebecca English @  RE_DailyMail
Prince Harry also admits he was a user of social media: 'I'm not on social media but I used to be.' Facebook, presumably.

Quote
It’s very hard for me to tweet about the Invictus Games or tweet about something that means a lot to me whereas at the same time I really quite *despise* Twitter by the invasion of privacy - I think you all understand what I’m talking about.
So I would love to tweet about things I care about, on a regular basis - if people wanted to hear about it, that would be good.
-Harry about his ambivalent feelings on using Social Media.
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/92430932274/its-very-hard-for-me-to-tweet-about-the-invictus#notes


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on July 21, 2014, 03:09:27 pm
Oh, no son, twitter hasn't invaded your privacy in so much as the people you let into your life doing it. Don't associate with press attention wh*es and opportunist then you'll be fine. It's annoying when he balmes other thing than his poor choices at who he hangs with. Not only that, he seems to want to act like a total fool who needs strong drink and tacky, boozy women when he has fun in his private life. In a way I agree with him because he should have some things that aren't reported on social media like him going food shopping or having a late night take away with a make friend and his bill displayed on twitter documenting what he ordered.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on July 21, 2014, 03:49:48 pm
'I *despise* Twitter!' Prince Harry reveals he loathes social networking site... as he launches digital media drive at an east London school

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2700066/I-*despise*-Twitter-Prince-Harry-reveals-loathes-social-networking-site-launches-digital-media-drive-east-London-school.html#ixzz3879ZL25Q
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

It made the DM front pages, but way down the line. The poor chap only gets their attention when something happens in his love life like flirting and drinking with party girls. At least today's DM featured him and not wasting time on his so called ex.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 21, 2014, 04:02:06 pm
talking about Vegas well thats was all on him letting strange people in the room who he just met with out takin away cell phones . Well now everyone will be talking about how he hates twitter,and not the point of the visit . Yes social media can be a great thing that can help a lot of people also it can be ver dangerous .

Rebecca English@ RE_DailyMail
 "He is saying that he might not like it (Twitter) personally but acknowledges it is a useful tool for a good cause. I like his honesty."



What I find funny his tumblr fans are all for what he says leave him alone going on about invading his posting about his private life how wrong it is  ,but then they are the same ones who re tweet /post about harry is at xyz and posting pics at xyz that came from twitter ,and talking about his bulge


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on July 21, 2014, 04:18:37 pm
^ Harry has a bulge?  By this I take it he has put on some weight?


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 21, 2014, 04:25:57 pm
^nope I'm talking about The Bulge in his pants his over the top fan girls like to zoom in on his pants hoping to see the outline of his D they do the same for William like now there's a pic going around when harry was in Miami coming out the pool and the zoom right in on the outline  :tehe:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 21, 2014, 04:35:00 pm
'I think you all understand': Prince Harry confesses to hating Twitter and Facebook

PRINCE Harry confessed he hated social media such as Twitter and Facebook today - while encouraging schoolchildren to use such websites to promote his Invictus Games.


The fourth in line to the throne made the admission when he met 60 pupils from six local schools taking workshops at Bethnal Green Academy in east London.

The youngsters were taught how to tweet and use Facebook to spread the word about the international games for wounded servicemen and women, which take place at the Olympic Park in London from September 10 to 14.

Some 600 wounded military veterans from 14 countries will compete in Paralympic-style events.

Harry, 29, spoke passioniately about the games, which were his idea, and told the pupils, who have been chosen to be 'digital champions' for the games: "Thanks for coming in on your holidays."

But he also took the opportunity to have a pop at Twitter, complaining about the "invasion" of his privacy during an impromptu question and answer session in an assembly after the workshops.

"I'm not on social media but I used to be," he said.

When asked if he would be tweeting during the games, he replied: "I would love to get involved and go on social media and if it was for causes like this I really would.

"The issue for myself and my family, put quite simply, is that it's very hard for me to tweet about the Invictus Games and tweet about something that means a lot to me, wheras I at the same time really quite *despise* Twitter by the invasion of privacy.

"I think you all understand what I'm talking about."

The Prince, an Army captain, has been infuriated by people publishing pictures of him and information about what he gets up to off duty, even though aides accept that without public interest in the glamorous lifestyles of the Royal Family, there would be be little interest in the charities and other worthy causes they espouse.

"I think he understands that too," one said.

But at a time when British newspapers have reined back on inquiring too aggressively into what he, William and Kate get up to off duty, they have found that social media has filled the gaps.

His ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas blamed their split earlier this year partly on the pressure of never being able to relax.

A source close to her said her life had been made a misery by "citizen paparazzi" - members of the public ready to take her photo on their phone cameras at every opportunity.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/490284/Prince-Harry-confesses-to-hating-Twitter-and-Facebook


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on July 21, 2014, 04:39:20 pm
LOL - so Fly - is our hero well endowed?

Actually - I bet Harry doesn't mind if social media is being used to praise his attributes.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 21, 2014, 04:45:35 pm
^That one I don't know only his hook ups  and exs gf  can say so.all those tumblr pics are zoom in and when you zoom it blow things up even more ,but true some men wouldn't mind  women talking / posting about how big he is boost his ego :tehe: . I get it can get tiresome people tweeting about what you doing gym getting a bite to eat shopping



I hope the games are a huge success ,and he does more things like this


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on July 21, 2014, 05:17:48 pm
I hope so too. As I've said in previous posts, he needs to chill with anything that could cause unnecessary gossip that'd overtake the games prep in the media. His ex gf was part of the issue of invading his privacy. It's hardly true that she objects to being papped by professionals and the public because it solidifies back when she was with Harry and now that she's "famous" like she wanted to be back in the day.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 21, 2014, 07:52:32 pm
Emily Andrews ‏@byEmilyAndrews
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Except he keeps a beady eye on us all - so at the very least looks here even if he doesn't Tweet!! I think he shd open an acc

I'm sure he does lurk around social media,but he should not open up an acct can you imagine the naked booty pics he will be getting


she was there at the event

Maria Amrin ‏@MariaAmrin
This was too long to tweet! #DailyMail #Telegram #invictusgames #PrinceHarry pic.twitter.com/9rVPeMOZC5
https://twitter.com/MariaAmrin/status/491260684517527552/photo/1



Prince Harry Announces: I *despise* Twitter
Harry hates social media—and who can blame him?

This is not a big surprise.

Prince Harry hates twitter.

Prince Harry spoke out today about his dislike of social media, telling a group of schoolkids gathered for the launch of the Invictus games, a paralympic style event for wounded servicement modelled on the Warrior Games, "I really quite *despise* twitter," and cited the 'invasion of privacy' as one of his concerns.

Just recently, Harry formally complained about a picture posted on twitter of himself and former girlfriend Cressida Bonas at the theatre which was subsequently published by the Mirror newspaper.

Ironically enough, Harry was attending a workshop on how to use networks such as twitter to create publicity around the Invictus Games.

"The games themselves mean a hell of a lot to me," he told the students, "We are looking for your help, we want to spread the word...but its very hard for me to tweet about the invictus games...I would love to tweet about things I care about but it's a fine line between what you should do and what you can do, and what other people want to know and what you don't want them to know."

Astutely put, Harry. So that's why he's getting other people to do the tweeting for him.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/21/prince-harry-annouces-i-*despise*-twitter.html



Prince Harry says he ''really hates Twitter'' while promoting Invictus Games for wounded soldiers

Asked if he would tweet during the event, Harry said: “The issue for myself and my family is it’s hard to tweet about something that means a lot to me”
Prince Harry has said he cannot stand Twitter.

He told a party of school pupils:  “I really *despise* Twitter by the invasion of privacy. I think you all understand what I’m talking about.”

The prince, 29, met students helping to promote his Invictus Games online.

When asked if he would be tweeting during the Games, Harry said: “I’d love to get involved on social media. The issue for myself and my family is that it’s very hard to tweet about something that means a lot to me.”
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-harry-says-really-hates-3892525






Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Nighthawk on July 21, 2014, 08:21:16 pm
I can not feel sorry for these people again POOR Harry not being able to live his life on the low...maybe he should give up being a Prince


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Ariel on July 21, 2014, 08:44:21 pm
exactly. twitter is the least social media where the privacy can be invaded. it's broadcasting platform. if you don't broadcast - you don't get retweeted, i.e. invaded privacy. and, why is ge hating tweeter ... he's made one tweet ony. he needs to get a better attitude towards social media. 


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: danifaul on July 22, 2014, 07:03:26 am
^
I think he's complaining (criticizing) moments like this:

http://31.media.tumblr.com/ca797206436ec94cc71db45e58ce89e5/tumblr_n928ejBbtb1tzuyyfo1_500.jpg

 bignono Not only are Papps, are people (common) ... too

sometimes ..... seems the truman show  :-X


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Ariel on July 22, 2014, 11:32:18 am
unfortunately, this is part of being high profile. you can't go to regular places and expect to not have your picture taken. at the same time - it's a little freaky to have ppl pushing themselves onto you to get a selfie with you at the background. true invasion of privacy because they don't ask you if you want to have a picture with them, they take it from you.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Maya on July 22, 2014, 12:40:10 pm
IMO Prince Henry of Wales could be quite the despot if handed the reigns of power. It would be do as I say but not as I do and everything on my terms. On what do I base this supposition?

1) Alex Logan
http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/09/04/im-glad-youve-got-your-clothes-on-boy-tells-prince-harry/

IMO Harry was unecessarily stern with this little boy and silenced him from telling his joke. The finger wagging I found especially infuruating. Freedom of speech much?

2) The horrendous Afghanistan interview 2012 which was a general whinge fest and PR disaster.

3) I *despise* 'twitter'gate

Again media coverage on his terms. I in the past would have been fully behind this event but it felt like an indoctrination programme to spread the word.

What happened to 'never complain, never explain'? That seems to work better. I have little sympathy or empathy for him and I really would have maybe a tiny smidge of compassion if it were not for the fact that every citizen - or subject if that's how you roll - has steadily seen and is seeing their rights to a private life eroded. CCTV, Communications Capabilities Development Programme, DRIP bill which was recently passed

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/15/academics-uk-data-law-surveillance-bill-rushed-parliament

. They want to be 'normal people', normal people are selfied and SnapChatted and WhatsApped all the time and tweeted about so they get to be normal people and Haz and bro then whinge. There is no pleasing some people, ever. 


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Ariel on July 22, 2014, 01:13:56 pm
well, they have their father's legacy of not liking the intrusion of the media and also the media's involvement in their mother's death (just a few days ago David Beckham attached a paparazzo who nearly caused him to crash by chasing him). so - cut them some slack. they still have growing up to do.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Nighthawk on July 22, 2014, 01:38:02 pm
the royals really need to buy a ladder to get over themselves IMO


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: CathyJane on July 22, 2014, 08:51:58 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on July 29, 2014, 12:22:06 am
I'm expecting to see the RF out in force to support these games. But does anyone else wish that William and Kate would stay away? I can hardly wait to see the DM headlines of how a "Stunning Kate supports her brother in law" or some other nonsense like that.  :bored:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Ariel on July 29, 2014, 04:55:04 am
aren't the invictus games Harry's thing? why qwould WK tag along. to claim as their own Harry's hard work  :ick:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Magnolia on July 30, 2014, 12:09:57 am
Rebecca English @  RE_DailyMail

Prince Harry says he 'hates' Twitter for invading his privacy - in a class to get kids to tweet about @InvictusLondon. At least he's honest!

Prince Harry told students today to use social media to spread the word about @InvictusLondon but admitted: I really quite *despise* Twitter.

Of course he does the Royals always have to keep up an illusion they are such caring good clean people.Social media has destroyed that for them when he goes out looking lushed out or dating bimbos the public get's to see their real self.Thank You social media I love Twitter muhahaha.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on July 30, 2014, 01:25:58 am
aren't the invictus games Harry's thing? why qwould WK tag along. to claim as their own Harry's hard work  :ick:

Yep, but the Royal Foundation is one of the main partners. I'll be shocked if members of the RF don't show up to support not only Harry, but the members of the Military.



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 30, 2014, 02:03:08 pm
Prince Harry visited BBC Radio 2 studios this morning to talk about the Invictus Games.
The interview will be broadcasted tomorrow morning in The Chris Evans Breakfast Show from 6:30 to 9:30 AM on BBC Radio 2.
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/93298424974/prince-harry-visited-bbc-radio-2-studios-this#notes

http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/93303526059/3giraffes3africa-this-little-girl-is-completely#notes


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 30, 2014, 02:21:36 pm
CLOSING CONCERT ANNOUNCED FOR THE INVICTUS GAMES
http://invictusgames.org/news/closing-concert-announced-for-the-invictus-games/


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on July 31, 2014, 01:01:05 am
Harry looked good today.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: CathyJane on July 31, 2014, 02:51:03 am
Harry always looks good!!!  :tehe:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Maya on July 31, 2014, 10:05:26 am
BBC Radio 2 Interview Prince Harry, Luke Darlington, JJ Chalmers Invictus Games Clip
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023xlx6



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on July 31, 2014, 12:31:29 pm
great - I thought the DJ Chris Evans did a fine job and was very supportive - so now we also know Harry's full time military assignment is the games

really hoping for much success for the games


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Aquitaine on July 31, 2014, 10:51:41 pm
^ Yes, it's great to get confirmation - I remember the sort of speculation that took place when the palace first announced he planned on taking a desk job and the resulting confusion when we first heard about the Invictus Games - I can't believe that was only six months ago! I'm impressed by how much they've achieved in that time. I know that Harry didn't do this alone, and kudos to him for giving credit to Sir Keith Mills where it was due rather than hogging all the glory, but if Harry's name wasn't attached to the games then I somehow doubt that they'd be able to get all the sponsors, venues, etc. that they have in a such a small time frame. It's nice to see a royal use his title for good instead of exploiting it for his/her own ends for a change (such as free holidays).

On a less positive note, I'm not too excited about the closing ceremony's concert line-up - what is with this set's obsession with Ellie Goulding? First she sang at Will and Kate's wedding, then the Bransons' We Day, and now she's singing at Harry's Invictus Games. (James Blunt I'll let slide as he is a former soldier which makes his presence somewhat apt, but Ellie? If they wanted a high-pitched bleached-blonde songstress that badly, they could always give Dolly Parton a call.)


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on August 01, 2014, 01:14:07 am
^ think even with Blount it is about people he knows and can go to and ask if they'll help - he knows Elle - so stuck with her.



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on August 01, 2014, 03:10:19 am
Harry always looks good!!!  :tehe:

Very true  :thumbsup:

I'm looking forward to the Invictus a Games. It's going to be a great event.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: danifaul on August 01, 2014, 03:13:01 pm
Quote
"The point of them [the Invictus Games] is to use the power of sport to help these guys [injured military members] through rehabilitation," he said."It's a pathway to allow the wounded back into employment."
:thumbsup: good
http://royalwatcher.tumblr.com/post/93497206822/prince-harry-is-currently-promoting-the-invictus


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Aquitaine on August 01, 2014, 07:29:15 pm
@ Cate: You have a point there, but as far as I'm aware Harry doesn't know any of the Foo Fighters yet they're headlining the concert (which is also their first UK date in several years, so it's a double-coup for the organisers, if that's actually a phrase)! I'm just being picky because I don't like the line-up and, though I understand that having artists of so many different genres is good on paper, I don't see how it's going to work on the night - clearly I'm too old and not hip and down-with-the-kids enough like HRH obviously is. (And though I'm not fan, I do think it's funny that Rizzle Kicks is one of the acts performing - one of their hits is called "Lost Generation", which is basically about youth unemployment and the limited opportunities and bleak-looking futures for the current UK generation in the wake of the recession - somewhat fitting as one of purposes of the games is to helped injured service personnel gain civilian employment, but it's not the sort of song I'd associate with a royal).


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 07, 2014, 02:48:28 pm
INVICTUS GAMES MEDALS DESIGNED BY GARRARD UNVEILED
Organisers of the Invictus Games and Garrard, the oldest jewellery house in the world, today unveiled the medals which will be handed out to every winner and runner-up during this September’s Invictus Games presented by Jaguar Land Rover.

Aside from the medals, all 400 competitors from 14 nations will receive an official Garrard medallion to commemorate their participation in the sporting event for wounded warriors which will take place in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The medals are based on a concept from Harry Parker, who lost both his legs when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan.
http://invictusgames.org/news/invictus-games-medals-designed-by-garrard-unveiled/


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 08, 2014, 05:26:56 pm
Surprising our Invictus Games Athletes, the Duke of Cambridge & Prince Harry attend trials.
http://windsors.tumblr.com/post/94163471132/surprising-our-invictus-games-athletes-the-duke


The Duke of Cambridge & Prince Harry surprise our hopefuls
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E4HRs1WIL1Y



Invictus Games 2014: Event has Prince Harry's backing and is certain to capture the imagination of the public
On Sept 10, the inaugural Invictus Games begin at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. More than 400 competitiors representing 14 nations will take part in the Games, for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women

The Royal Foundation approached me last November to ask if I would be interested in helping them with the Invictus Games.
They arranged for me to have a coffee with Prince Harry. He described to me what he saw on his trip to the States last year.
He took 30 wounded guys to compete in the Warrior Games over there and he spoke really passionately about the impact it had on them, and the impact it had on all those in the services. It really showed what was possible.
He asked me if I would pull a team together to see if we could host an international event like the Warrior Games in the UK in September.
HRH particularly wanted to do it this year because our conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq effectively comes to an end with our troops returning this year. And obviously we have got the centenary of the First World War, which is another reminder of the horrors of war.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/paralympic-sport/11019430/Invictus-Games-2014-Event-has-Prince-Harrys-backing-and-is-certain-to-capture-the-imagination-of-the-public.html



http://www.themerchandisingshop.co.uk/shop/shop-mobile/index.php?shopid=591



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Vesper on August 08, 2014, 05:41:45 pm
William needs to go ride his ambulance somewhere and leave Harry's project alone. I'm sorry, but I think William is a big dummy.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Ariel on August 08, 2014, 06:13:42 pm
apology not accepted. he didn't do anything except to show upand try to steal Harry's glory. Harry did the work, Harry put on board all those sponsors and all those celebrities. William should be ashamed of himself. if the roles were reversed and Harry was to be the future king and William jusy his brother - then, yes, it's ok tonot dp any qork and just show up to support your  brother. but they aren't. and William is (excuse my french) a party pooper.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: camilapitanga on August 09, 2014, 01:51:12 pm
I dont think is bad william showed up.Honestlly.Its his brother anyway.I think Harry feels happy that hes there supporting him.I agree anyway that media will always turns things out and turn all about the "heir".So yeah is complicated but what to do  :sigh:

I think people who knows how this all works needs to know the truth and that william havent done nothing but just show up.Harry is the one behind the whole work on organizing it and he clearlly is the one who will receives all the benefits.Unless this is another pr thing for william than well i guess the public needs to be smarter to know the truth as ive said.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on August 10, 2014, 12:37:34 am
this is the article Harry wrote that is appearing in the Sunday Times

http://gojennifer20.tumblr.com/post/94276399498/bloody-but-unbowed-and-rebuilt-by-sporthttp://


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on August 10, 2014, 01:31:55 am
Very nice. You can tell that Harry really does care about the wounded soldiers.  :thumbsup:

I hope these games are a great success, not just for Harry's sake, but for all the men and women participating in them. I hope there will be some coverage on them here in the US.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 11, 2014, 06:35:42 pm
 Rebecca English @RE_DailyMail
Prince Harry will attend the British Armed Forces Team announcement for the Invictus Games at Potters Field Park, London, Wednesday July 13


I think Rebecca meant to type August 13th


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 13, 2014, 02:16:53 pm
Prince Harry sees the funny side as his speech blows away during speech to wounded servicemen and women at launch of team for Invictus Games


Prince Harry joined organisers of his inaugural Invictus Games today as they announced the 130-strong team that will represent Britain in the event.
The 29-year-old cracked jokes and raised a laugh as he had to retrieve his speech when it blew away at the announcement of the biggest British military sports team ever assembled from wounded, injured or sick servicemen and women.
As the paper blew away, raising laughter from the audience, Harry was forced to retrieve it, joking: 'No blowing from the left, thank you.'
The competitors will take on rivals from 13 other nations in a Paralympic-style competition in London next month.

Addressing members of the team and the throng of media gathered near Tower Bridge, Harry joked that he would get 'so much banter' from the servicemen and women behind him.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2723626/Bloodied-unbowed-Prince-Harry-joins-wounded-servicemen-taking-month-s-Invictus-Games.html


Prince Harry unveils British team for Invictus Games
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R-lw08bhk94




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Nighthawk on August 13, 2014, 08:17:51 pm
this is a nice thing and all for PH to be doing...but IMO he's spending more time doing this than at his actual "job" he supposedly has...must be nice to have a "military job" that you can show up whenever you feel like it....bet everyone else he severing with could do the same :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: danifaul on August 13, 2014, 08:39:30 pm
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The team was joined by its mascot, Fire, a black Labrador search dog who was injured herself when an IED blew up in January 2012.
 
I Love the idea ... The choise !!!
(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/dogs/happy-puppy-smiley-emoticon-1.gif)

Quote
Colonel Neil Smith, former director of the Army Veterinary and Remount Services, who now owns her, said the five-year-old had recovered from severe injuries and was now acting as a mascot for the Games.
He said: 'Fire was working as a detection dog in support of a patrol of 2 Rifles. She had just indicated there was an IED and it detonated, leaving her badly injured.
'She broke her jaw and another bone under her eye,' he said, as well as suffering other injuries.
'She has made a remarkable recovery. People don't notice the scars until you point them out.'
Congrats Colonel Neil Smith and Fire
(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/dogs/petting-poodle-smiley-emoticon.gif) be very happy!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on August 13, 2014, 10:45:03 pm
It seems part of his military event planning job is planning the Invictus Games - so he is not escaping work-

I just read that the US has chosen its teams - a reception was held at the British Embassy in Washington and if the article was correct the US is sending 100 athletes over to the Invictus games.  Kind of cool to think that right now some 11 other countries are also picking their teams.  Good work Harry and team.

I was touched by the inclusion of the dog - LOL - but those dogs in Iraq and Afghanistan saved lives and now as service dogs they continue to save lives.  Very sweet IMHO


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 21, 2014, 02:58:11 am
BBC to broadcast the Invictus Games
BC Television and Radio are to broadcast extensive coverage of Prince Harry’s Invictus Games. The Invictus Games, which will see wounded, injured and sick former service men and women from 14 countries compete across several sporting disciplines, will take place between 10 and 14 September 2014.

The events will be staged at some of the iconic London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games venues within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. In addition, highlights of both the spectacular Opening Ceremony and Closing Concert will be shown, as well as an hour-long documentary telling the inspirational stories behind some of the competitors.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/invictus-games



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 29, 2014, 02:15:34 pm
Emily Andrews @byemilyandrews

Prince Harry's team w Olympians Denise Lewis & Kelly Holmes will take on Zara & Mike Tindall at wheelchair rugby for @InvictusLondon 12 Sept

It shd be quite the clash of the Titans tho Zara says: "I can’t imagine I’m going to be very good at it, but obvs we’ll bring our A-Game!”

STAR-STUDDED WHEELCHAIR RUGBY MATCH FOR SEPTEMBER’S INVICTUS GAMES

• Stars of sport and entertainment will join Prince Harry and wounded, injured and sick Service personnel for the Jaguar Land Rover Exhibition Wheelchair Rugby Match.

• Prince Harry to line up alongside Olympic legends Dame Kelly Holmes and Denise Lewis and ‘Kickstarts’ singer Example. Zara Tindall and her Rugby World Cup winning husband Mike Tindall are also set to take to the court.

• Teams will be managed by Rugby World Cup winners Jonny Wilkinson and Sir Clive Woodward.

• Match takes place at the Copper Box Arena on Friday 12th September with tickets on sale now www.invictusgames.org.

• Exhibition match is part of the Invictus Games, the international sporting event for wounded warriors, championed by Prince Harry and presented by Jaguar Land Rover.

Friday 29 August 2014 – The Invictus Games, presented by Jaguar Land Rover, will feature a star-studded exhibition wheelchair rugby match on the evening of Friday 12th September.
http://invictusgames.org/news/star-studded-wheelchair-rugby-match-for-septembers-invictus-games/


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on August 29, 2014, 07:30:50 pm
think this is such an outstanding video for the games

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-Y74MdB6P8&feature=youtu.behttp://


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: CathyJane on August 29, 2014, 08:33:03 pm
 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on August 30, 2014, 02:11:24 am
Can't wait for the games to begin.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 30, 2014, 04:06:41 am
Zara Phillips to take to the court with cousin Prince Harry for the Invictus Games

ZARA Phillips has come to the aid of her cousin Prince Harry and agreed to join him playing in an exhibition match of wheelchair rugby during the Invictus Games

The two cousins, along with Zara's husband Mike Tindall, will join stars of sport and entertainment in the televised exhibition match at London's Copper Box arena on September 12 as part of the international games for wounded military personnel.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/504703/Zara-Phillips-Prince-Harry-Invictus-Games-Wheelchair-Rugby


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on August 31, 2014, 04:30:18 pm
I've just returned from holiday in London. I was glad to see posters in the tube station regarding the Invictus Fames. I also ordered the t-shirt and wrist band.  Let's hope that all goes well with the games. Thanks for posting that excellent video, cate1949.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 03, 2014, 09:32:06 pm


http://www.jdnews.com/jdnewstream/department-of-defense-announces-u-s-military-athletes-for-the-2014-invictus-games-1.367561http://


US team picked - using the same format as Wounded Warrior - spec ops, Air Force, Army. Marines. Navy


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 03, 2014, 10:58:09 pm
Leslie LarsonVerified account ‏@leslielarson
@JillBidenVeep to join Prince Harry for #InvictusGames in London to support Wounded Warriors. pic.twitter.com/Nbz4RrieSa
https://twitter.com/leslielarson/status/507192886010839040/photo/1


Invictus Games Schedule
http://www.live.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/r3m2GGxhqT3dr9kJbFS3rv/invictus-games-schedule

Countdown to the Invictus Games: Meet the Warriors
http://www.live.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04h89y9


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 04, 2014, 04:24:13 pm
A royal signing for Wasps! Prince Harry pulls on a team shirt as rugby club support Invictus Games 

He's known for his sporting prowess on the polo field but Prince Harry also cuts a fine figure in a rugby shirt.
The royal pulled on a Wasps shirt as the club have joined support for the Invictus Games.
As part of the alliance, Wasps players will wear a limited edition away shirt during their London double header against Saracens on Saturday to raise awareness for the tournament which is being championed by the prince.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2743476/A-royal-signing-Wasps-Prince-Harry-pulls-team-shirt-rugby-club-support-Invictus-Games.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: danifaul on September 05, 2014, 01:28:06 am
^ When the photo was taken?  :-
Harry ....   :tehe: .... seems that was the beach.
Maybe  Saint Tropez .... or Spain .... or ?


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 05, 2014, 01:29:50 am
^ outdoors in Scotland??


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 05, 2014, 01:39:39 am
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/brad-pitt-fury-cast-support-prince-harry-before-invictus-games-video-201449#ixzz3COYn1urGhttp://

Brad Pitt for the Invictus Games - he and his castmates  get a bit US partisan towards the end LOL

Has everyone seen the pics of the Bridge lit up for the games?  What an effort is being made - very impressed


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: danifaul on September 05, 2014, 01:59:45 am
^yes  :loveshower: beautiful



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 05, 2014, 04:22:47 pm
Yup it's nice
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/09/04/1409839851191_wps_14_SW1_5634_jpg.jpg

Richard Palmer @RoyalReporter
Prince Harry will attend all Invictus Games sports events next week, Kensington Palace says.

Prince Charles, Camilla, William, Kate and Harry will attend the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games, at the Olympic Park on Sept 10. 


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend a Drumhead Service at Lee Valley Athletics Centre on Sept 11.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on September 05, 2014, 10:07:24 pm
 :thumbsup: I wouldn't have expected any less from Charles and William, they should be there to support their son/brother. I have to admit I didn't really expect Camilla, but good for her.

 About Kate, while yes it would have looked bad if she had not come, you know that the DM is going to make it all about her and her stupid facial expressions, and those ridiculous jeggings that she'll probably wear for the 1000th time.  :thumbsdown:

I bet Edward and Sophie show, and we know Zara will be there. It will be nice to see the family out in full force to support Harry.  :thumbsup:

I see that two events are still embargoed. Perhaps the Queen or Phillip may put in an appearance?  :dontknow:

Very nice picture of the Bridge lit up, I hope all the competitors get to see it.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: meememe on September 06, 2014, 01:18:01 am
I doubt that The Queen and Philip will attend - due to the fact that they are on their holidays in Scotland and they rarely leave there for any reason. I would expect Edward to show as he is involved with the Paralympics so that is a field for him. William and Kate will be there as Harry's family and because their joint foundation is putting up some of the money (1 million pounds came from the Foundation of William, Kate and Harry), Charles and Camilla of course because Charles is Harry's father and Camilla is his step-mother. Other extended family - don't know - wouldn't expect any Yorks as they just don't seem to get along with the Wales' family anymore. The Yorks were the only ones who didn't go to the Commonwealth Games for instance but every day there were other members of the family present but we don't see the Yorks with the rest of the family, except at the big family events and Christmas anymore.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 06, 2014, 03:06:04 am
more important - I think it is right for Will and Kate, PC and Camilla to show support not just for Harry but for the soldier athletes who are participating in the Games. 


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 06, 2014, 02:41:30 pm
So Willy has taken over I see ... poor Harry NOT why does he allow this?


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: camilapitanga on September 06, 2014, 02:45:05 pm
I dont see anything wrong aout the cambridges attending either.And if they do it will be a way to show support.Theres no way they wont attend this if they dont they will be crucified just saying.
I think is expected media will do theyre show and focus on the couple and forget Harry as usual but then again i also think people who normally acompanies these royals stuff are not stupid to know the reality and how things are.Harry helped to organize the event .The cambridges are only showing off ot demonstrate support Ig they try to steal the show i say poor of them.It will be veyr tacky actually.I dont think they wil honestlly.But media will play theyre old game as usual.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on September 06, 2014, 03:22:42 pm
As I've said on another thread, i believe that it was suggested that Waity and Wills involve themselves in the Games. I don't have any concern if they just attended the opening and kept thir traps shut, but I have a feeling that they'll make a speech and nudge Harry out to the sidelines. Unfortunately, the royals still treat harry as the 2nd fiddles to prop up theose idiot 2.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 06, 2014, 04:24:13 pm
Cold Play@ ColdPlay
Finished the song with W01 Gary Chilton, Cpl Bug John Sumner RM & Cpl Matt Walker just in time for #InvictusGames. CM pic.twitter.com/qjl150YkVo

https://mobile.twitter.com/coldplay/status/508232496467943424/photo/1


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: terrajoule on September 06, 2014, 05:04:44 pm
Cool.  8)


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 06, 2014, 05:35:31 pm
just excellent - soldiers helping Chris Martin write a song - such a cool idea


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: danifaul on September 07, 2014, 03:21:50 am

 :loveshower:

Zara Phillips discusses her involvement with the Jaguar Land Rover Exhibition Wheelchair Rugby Match, and issues a challenge to Prince Harry to bring his A-Game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGcdsZSwbuk

WATCH: Zara Phillips pledges support for Prince Harry ahead of his Invictus Games
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/507406/VIDEO-Zara-Phillips-talks-Invictus-Games


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: meememe on September 07, 2014, 04:40:17 am
I dont see anything wrong aout the cambridges attending either.And if they do it will be a way to show support.Theres no way they wont attend this if they dont they will be crucified just saying.
I think is expected media will do theyre show and focus on the couple and forget Harry as usual but then again i also think people who normally acompanies these royals stuff are not stupid to know the reality and how things are.Harry helped to organize the event .The cambridges are only showing off ot demonstrate support Ig they try to steal the show i say poor of them.It will be veyr tacky actually.I dont think they wil honestlly.But media will play theyre old game as usual.


Given the fact that the joint foundation of the three of them is involved in funding these games then William and Kate have been involved as well as Harry.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 07, 2014, 02:50:40 pm
Prince Harry fears Invictus Games tickets to see wounded soldiers compete won't sell

Prince Harry has revealed his concerns about Invictus Games ticket sales and his struggle to put the huge sporting event together in time.

In a BBC documentary about the Games, which will see 400 wounded servicemen and women from 13 countries compete in nine adaptive sports from September 10 to 14, he speaks about trying to sell 55,000 tickets to the public.

Harry says: “There are moments when you think tickets will go on sale and we’ll be sold out in three days, or concert wise you’ll make a few phonecalls, write a few letters, and we’ll have all sorts of people available.

“But in reality it’s completely the opposite to that.

“You’re trying to enthuse people to come and watch something they’ve never even heard of, they don’t know what it’s about.”
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-harry-fears-invictus-games-4171839?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 07, 2014, 04:42:27 pm
I dont see anything wrong aout the cambridges attending either.And if they do it will be a way to show support.Theres no way they wont attend this if they dont they will be crucified just saying.
I think is expected media will do theyre show and focus on the couple and forget Harry as usual but then again i also think people who normally acompanies these royals stuff are not stupid to know the reality and how things are.Harry helped to organize the event .The cambridges are only showing off ot demonstrate support Ig they try to steal the show i say poor of them.It will be veyr tacky actually.I dont think they wil honestlly.But media will play theyre old game as usual.


Given the fact that the joint foundation of the three of them is involved in funding these games then William and Kate have been involved as well as Harry.
Give me a break ...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: CancerianLogic on September 07, 2014, 09:29:58 pm
I dont see anything wrong aout the cambridges attending either.And if they do it will be a way to show support.Theres no way they wont attend this if they dont they will be crucified just saying.
I think is expected media will do theyre show and focus on the couple and forget Harry as usual but then again i also think people who normally acompanies these royals stuff are not stupid to know the reality and how things are.Harry helped to organize the event .The cambridges are only showing off ot demonstrate support Ig they try to steal the show i say poor of them.It will be veyr tacky actually.I dont think they wil honestlly.But media will play theyre old game as usual.


Given the fact that the joint foundation of the three of them is involved in funding these games then William and Kate have been involved as well as Harry.

The foundation fund and works on the games not W&K they just showing up. They havent done anything.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: True Brit redux on September 07, 2014, 10:05:09 pm
^no they don't do a thing. A special company was set up for these games and any money from the Foundation (which others have donated and bugger all to do with the Cambridges) is paid into this account.

The majority of funding is from the public purse. George Osborne donated £1 million from fines extracted during the LIBOR scandal. The Govt is giving £10 million to emergency services charities and this £1 million came from that. There is much debate about the Govt funding charities at all as it can be seen that it is an attempt to gain votes but that's another story.

The MoD has donated time and expertise which we can guess is another £1 million or so. The Lord Mayor of London has donated use of venues £££?? There are commercial sponsors and Jaguar Landrover seem to say they are 'presenting' not sponsoring. The BBC's coverage is worth a million or two and is vital to commercial interest but the BBC is publicly funded. Help for Heroes are also involved.

Whilst we all wish Harry well he has admitted that it has been much harder than he expected and that's with all these resources.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 07, 2014, 10:20:27 pm
'I am nervous' Prince Harry admits organising Invictus Games has been a struggle

PRINCE Harry has admitted he's "nervous" ahead of the start of the Invictus Games, saying that organising the competition has been a struggle.
Harry has been the driving force behind the event which sees more than 400 wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women competing in several sports.

But the royal, who turns 30 next Monday, said spearheading the Paralympic-style event has been much more difficult that he anticipated.

Harry said: "Of course I’m nervous.

"There are times when we thought that we’re just never, ever going to get to the finish line.

"If all the venues sell out, then I’m happy because it’s all about the atmosphere and making these guys feel really special.

"All they want to do is make sure they’re fit enough and ready to put on a show for the public who have been constantly giving money to Help for Heroes and the other Service Charities.

"People are coming because they want to show their appreciation."
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/508087/Prince-Harry-nervous-Invictus-Games-BBC2-Countdown-To-The-Invictus-Games

Peter Phillips ‏@ppseluk
Really proud of Harry organising #InvictusGames. Great show on #bbc2. Please support these guys. #amazingwarriors



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 08, 2014, 04:19:51 am
His Royal Highness in his dress whites having a meeting with the Invictus Games organizers, filmed for BBC Two’s documentary, Countdown to the Invictus Games.
http://shewolfofengland.tumblr.com/post/96918567885/his-royal-highness-in-his-dress-whites-having-a


I'm sure soon enough harry fans will have the program uploaded




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 08, 2014, 09:41:27 am
^ Chuck's photocopy in those pictures like DAMN !!!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 08, 2014, 01:16:17 pm
An uncle for the second time! A beaming Prince Harry can't hide his excitement as he meets Invictus Games competitors


Prince Harry will become an uncle for the second time
He formally welcomed competitors to London this morning
Said everyone should get involved in the 'inspirational event'
The Invictus Games open on Thursday and run for four days


A beaming Prince Harry couldn't hide his excitement at becoming an uncle for the second time today, as he arrived to welcome Invictus Games competitors to London.
With just days to go before the Games open, he also found time to call on on Londoners to revive the Olympics spirit as athletes began to arrive.
Sporting a black t-shirt emblazoned with the Invictus Games logo, the royal, who celebrates his 30th birthday on Saturday, urged those without tickets not to miss out on this 'inspirational event'.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2747631/A-beaming-Prince-Harry-welcomes-Invictus-Games-stars-London-says-inspirational-event.html


Yeah or it could be about something else .


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: camilapitanga on September 08, 2014, 04:21:32 pm
He been looking great latelly.And i agree he does looks more and more like his father.Obviouslly in a younger and better way!
Besides i think he looks very hot in those meeting pics i have to admitt i never imagined Harry as this kinda of royals who does meetings and offices things in a suit .Is so not him :laugh:
Its like another person and looking at these pic only makes me realize how time has passed and how hes changing finally.Besides it makes me happy it also makes sad, nostalgic to realize that maybe things wont ever be as they were once  :sob: :tehe:

Anyway cant help but comment that in a way or another the cambridges attending would be the focus of the IG.At leats when they attended it.Wich already was sad.Now with kate being prego i dont even have to say that there will be like 10 articles about the games but all trashing down Harry with his past as usual and talking about how william is great and will be a dad by second time.how Harry will be na ancle for second time and down the line and how kate is vomiting 200 times a day.In another words is sad that the whole focus of the event will be base don this bs as usual.I do think the event will be a sucsses theres no way it wont.And in the end people know no matter what sensasionalist papers sell that the one envolved in the whole thing was Harry.I think it will count very posivelly for him  :thumbsup:

A for the cambridges especially kate i mean could she be more mean and unclassy like this???I mean seriouslly.Couldnt she wait to announce this next week.Seriouslly.I dont think it was on purpose to hurt Harry besides i do have my doubts abyway coz it will affect him as usual.I think it has more to deal with whathever is going on in Scotland anyway.And i think it will obviousl backfire.I dont know what goes on theyre minds but this baby wot be received as the first one.Especially if its another boy.If its a girl it will be a circus i mean a baby girl for william= the reencarnation of diana  :bored: Whathever.I dont think people are being anymore patient with this couple actions or the lack of it more preciselly.I think if she stays more one year dping nothing things will get very bad for them ( royals) with or without Scotland whathever.Theyre image is not as good anymore.people are not in love with them and all they do is play games and throw pr excuses after pr excuses.Thats why i say that Harry will be the one laughing in the end.Hes doing all the right things believe me.Hes working doing his stuff living his life and believe me when the bubble explode it will be ugly for everyone but mainlly for the cambridges.I believe Harry and the other royals left behind since the royal wedding will actually have the last laugh and i cant say i will be happy with it.Seriouslly after all ive been seeing about Harry and how hes been treated when hes close to make 30 years old and doing such nice things he has been doing.And the royals seems to dont do nothing about it now kate playing this "evil" tricj on him at this timing i mean.Come on. :shy:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 08, 2014, 06:47:23 pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iicjV6ijgnwhttp://

the BBC special


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 08, 2014, 07:14:06 pm
hope all goes well for all


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 09, 2014, 03:56:06 pm
It's back to business for Prince Harry! Royal takes part in a VERY muddy Invictus Games driving challenge (but keeps quiet on the subject of royal baby number two)


He might be about to become an uncle for the second time but it was all business for Prince Harry, the day after news of a second royal baby was announced.
The fourth, soon to be fifth, in line to the throne was in Warwickshire for the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge, which pits teams from 11 Invictus Games nations against each other in a test of navigation and driving skills.
First though, the prince met team members, including the UK's David Birrell and Italy's Pasquale Barriera, before adding his signature to a giant Invictus Games logo.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2749084/Prince-Harry-takes-Invictus-Game-driving-challenge-keeps-quiet-subject-royal-baby-number-two.html

Quote
Paul Harrison@skynewsroyal

I'll be there, baby talk? Off the agenda...“@ClarenceHouse: Today Prince Harry attends the @InvictusLondon @LandRover_UK driving challenge"

Asked about concern in royal family of Scottish independence, Prince #Harry says: "I'm just here to talk about the Invictus Games.

All talks should be just about the games and the men and women taking part in it


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 09, 2014, 04:43:42 pm
^ That ship has sailed I am afraid ...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 09, 2014, 05:03:42 pm


Invictus Games for Harry's birthday
The Invictus Games will be the main way Prince Harry marks his 30th birthday, the royal said today.

The Invictus Games will be the main way Prince Harry marks his 30th birthday, the royal said today.

Asked at an event dubbed the "curtain raiser" for the Games how he would celebrate the milestone birthday on September 15, Harry replied "probably by this".

The royal spoke as he presented the first medals in his inaugural Invictus Games for a driving challenge at Jaguar Land Rover in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

The event comes ahead of tomorrow's official opening ceremony of the games for injures, wounded and sick servicemen and women - which will see around 400 competitors from 13 different nations compete in nine adaptive sports.

Harry presented gold, silver and bronze medals to Australia, Germany and Holland after they battled against eight other nations in a driving challenge today, with Britain missing out on a medal.

Speaking at the event, Harry admitted he had had some "sleepless nights" in the run-up to the Games, which was his brainchild after he visited the Warrior Games in the United States.
http://home.bt.com/news/uknews/invictus-games-for-harrys-birthday-11363931652362

Invictus Games: Chair Sir Keith Mills talks Prince Harry and Olympic legacy

The challenge of organising a brand new international multi-sports event in just seven months might sound like an impossible ask, but that’s exactly what Invictus Games chairman Sir Keith Mills and his team have achieved.


Lord Coe’s number two at LOCOG (London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games), Sir Keith was hand-picked by Prince Harry to mastermind the massive undertaking.

But rather than creating the latest notch on the ever-growing list of recent UK-hosted international tournaments, the man behind the Nectar reward card insists these games will be set apart from the rest by their very nature.

“These are pragmatic games,” he said. “They’re not just there as another sporting event, they’re a means to an end.

“That end is to provide inspiration for those that have been injured, to encourage them to get better and to raise awareness that these are incredible people, they’ve served their country, paid a heavy price and deserve to be given a chance.”

Famous for inventing the Air Miles loyalty scheme, Sir Keith was invited to Kensington Palace for cup of coffee last November, to hear the Prince’s vision following his own trip to support Britain at the Warrior Games held in America.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Having been involved in the unimaginable success of the 2012 Paralympics, Sir Keith believes the right environment has been created to allow the Invictus Games to flourish.
http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/invictus_games_chair_sir_keith_mills_talks_prince_harry_and_olympic_legacy_1_3760869



British Monarchy@British Monarchy
From 8.30pm tonight, Buckingham Palace will light up for the #InvictusGames, in support of all our wounded Servicemen and women #IAM.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 09, 2014, 08:44:58 pm
^ So cool ...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 09, 2014, 08:52:54 pm
http://royaltyandmorebysissi.tumblr.com/post/97073139300/prince-harry-has-said-he-feels-young-at-heart

Oh harry give it a rest you're turning 30 not 80. i bet Harry's going be one of those people like that guy from dazed and confused


good luck to all the men and women taking part in the games.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: AnaBolena on September 09, 2014, 08:59:31 pm
^ Thanks for sharing Fly.  I had a good giggle over what Harry was saying.  lol.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 09, 2014, 09:15:42 pm
Harry and Zara look alike
http://shewolfofengland.tumblr.com/post/97071062735/i-have-seen-wheelchair-rugby-being-played-before


Prince Harry at the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge for Invictus Games
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdJYBBzUN-U

Prince Harry has a little funny moment whilst promoting the Invictus Games at the Chris Evans Breakfast
http://shewolfofengland.tumblr.com/post/96988611385/prince-harry-has-a-little-funny-moment-whilst

Princess Beatrice
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97077164484#notes


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 09, 2014, 09:22:12 pm
very nice - Harry looked like he enjoyed that jaguar ride!

Will they keep a medals count as in the Olympics/ParaOlympics?  Aussies are ahead after one event!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 09, 2014, 09:28:16 pm
Prince Harry On Invictus Challenge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZRErAo-InE

Prince Harry Drops in on Invictus Contenders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO8dQ1Dmky0


WHERE TO WATCH THE INVICTUS GAMES
http://royallyvintage.com/post/97072288149/where-to-watch-the-invictus-games

Simon Perry @SPerryPeoplemag

Prince Harry puts the smile on faces of TeamUSA competitors @InvictusLondon party


http://royaltyandmorebysissi.tumblr.com/image/97079750465
https://twitter.com/SPerryPeoplemag/status/509425517150613504/photo/1


Simon Perry @SPerryPeoplemag

Prince Harry on stage at US ambassadors residence welcoming @InvictusLondon teams to London
https://twitter.com/SPerryPeoplemag/status/509415904137183232/photo/1


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: danifaul on September 09, 2014, 10:16:26 pm
Duke of York:
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TheDukeOfYork  ·  5 h
We are behind the #InvictusGames #IAM @InvictusLondon good luck Competitors and brilliant Harry. AY
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BxGvDpFIAAEM4hV.jpg:large

Beatrice:
Quote
@yorkiebea  ·  1 h
So looking forward to @InvictusLondon good luck to all the teams #InvictusGames

Beatrice:
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/image/97077164484


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 09, 2014, 10:34:48 pm
thanks Fly and danifaul - just great to see it come alive now and very nice of PA and Bea to show support


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on September 10, 2014, 01:19:58 am
It's so exciting to see it all come together. I wish everyone well and am hoping for a successful games.  :thumbsup:

I just love all this Harry stuff this week. You can tell that he's so happy and proud to share these games with everyone!  kisss


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 10, 2014, 01:43:38 am
on US TV - American Team

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/invictus-games-american-wounded-warriors-compete-in-london/http://


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 10, 2014, 08:37:19 am
It's so touching to see the whole family coming together for Harry  :flirt: they love him to death and are so proud you can tell !!!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2014, 11:51:44 am
Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge forced to pull out of opening ceremony of Invictus Games as her extreme morning sickness continues

Duchess, 32, had been desperate to support Prince Harry at the ceremony
Doctors caring for her at Kensington Palace say she will not be well enough
Kate will also miss one of the competition's athletics events tomorrow
Her planned solo visit to Malta next weekend is also in jeopardy
'All bets are off as regards her royal duties', source tells MailOnline


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2750461/Pregnant-Kate-Middleton-forced-pull-opening-ceremony-Invictus-Games-extreme-morning-sickness-continues.html#ixzz3CuPMO9Ku

Is Kate aware that it's not Harry that she's married and it's not her job to support Harry, but William?


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Stephanie on September 10, 2014, 12:31:43 pm
I guess Harry is finally freed from Waity humping his leg all the time. :thumbsup:
It would be a pleasant surprise if Chuck shows up tomorrow.
He should support his son.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2014, 01:11:44 pm
Charles probably will.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Nighthawk on September 10, 2014, 01:28:29 pm
God I can't wait till this is over


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: camilapitanga on September 10, 2014, 02:04:41 pm
I think whathever if the plan was to make Harry look bad and steal his Sunshine in my opinion it will eventually backfire.Harry is on full of energy this week!!!He also dont seem to mind that the haters are all desperate trying to put him down.From his familly and from public as well.He seems to be very focused and the positve energy is passing i agree.
He has a good event and it seems to me whathever the plan was.To overshadown harry on purpose it already backfired then as it seem kates grounded  :laugh:
I dont know what the thing was but whathever i think this will be a sucess and very positive for him.I just hope papers focus on the event and on whathever hes dooung there and not this exes popping everywhere or being hunted coz of the timing.Kate aparentlly wont be an issue anyway i think even if the pope shows up still the even will be a sucsses and harrys will receive the deserved recoginition.IT will be very positive for him in all aspecrs and may be the start of a very good phase.As long as he keeps focused anyway  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2014, 02:07:43 pm
I think that after the book about Harry was released, the Palace decided that enough was enough and told Kate that since she and William are determined to take a wrecking ball against the RF and undermine the rep of a Prince of the Blood, that neither are going to go to the Games and can suck it up.

I think the Palace has it's own interests, but Harry is a Prince of the Blood and the Palace will cover his arse when they can. This recent book and pregnancy stunt was a deliberate hijacking of Harry's hard put together Games and so now it's the beginning of payback time for Kate and her rotten husband.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Stephanie on September 10, 2014, 04:08:06 pm
Just hoping Whino gets banned too.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 10, 2014, 05:08:27 pm
^ I agree Willy needs to stay home as well ... he won''t be missed  :P ...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 10, 2014, 06:18:09 pm

 Rebecca English ‏@RE_DailyMail

Princes Harry & William are currently holding a Business Leaders Employment meeting at @InvictusLondon exploring ways to help ex-servicemen
They will be later joined by their father, Prince Charles, as President of Business in the Community, at a reception for business leaders.
The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry is looking at ways to help ex military move into civilian careers


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Mandosiel on September 10, 2014, 06:31:02 pm
Yay, I got the Invictus Games for my birthday. Thanks Harry! :tehe: :flirt: :loveshower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: danifaul on September 10, 2014, 07:39:53 pm
Prince Harry's Invictus Games opening ceremony under way
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29145610


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 10, 2014, 07:52:51 pm
thanks Dani - hope we see more pics - looks great


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 10, 2014, 07:58:07 pm
more on the party at the US embassy

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29135627http://


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: CarryingOn on September 10, 2014, 08:03:30 pm
This is just so sweet! Harry's speech was great too. :loveshower: :loveshower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 10, 2014, 08:22:13 pm
Invictus Games Anthem penned by Chris Martin, of Coldplay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFM5dgPoLrE

prince Harry and Charles  
http://shewolfofengland.tumblr.com/post/97152979610/prince-harry-being-adorable-as-usual-and-the
http://timeandwisdom.tumblr.com/post/97156282488/prince-charles-prince-of-wales-and-prince-harry


prince Harry ,Charles ,William and Camilla
http://shewolfofengland.tumblr.com/post/97156191270/prince-harry-duchess-of-cornwall-the-prince-of
http://shewolfofengland.tumblr.com/post/97154043260/the-royal-party-harry-and-fred-looking-great


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 10, 2014, 08:28:11 pm
so jealous - we can't see it here in the US - so please tell us more - what did Harry say? 


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 10, 2014, 08:31:52 pm
update BBC

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29145610http://


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 10, 2014, 09:02:51 pm
excellent picture gallery of the opening ceremony

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/invictus-games-opening-ceremony-live-4197077http://


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 10, 2014, 09:12:03 pm
Fun and Games: Camilla cracks up at funny Wills as animated Royals enjoy front row jokes at opening ceremony of Invictus Games

The Invictus Games was launched tonight with a moving military-themed ceremony that celebrated the sacrifices of servicemen and women from across the world.

Delighting thousands of spectators - not least Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who was seen wiping away tears of laughter as she shared a joke with Prince William - were military bands and a dramatic fly-by from the Red Arrows.

The wounded yet proud warriors will soon be testing their bodies to the limit at the sporting spectacle, paraded into an arena at the home of London 2012.

The night was the culmination of months of hard work by Prince Harry who was inspired by the U.S. Warrior Games and vowed to bring a larger event to the UK.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2751017/Let-Invictus-Games-begin-Princes-Harry-William-arrive-opening-ceremony-inaugural-sporting-event-wounded-heroes.html



Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend a Business Leaders Employment meeting, hosted by the Royal Foundation
http://royaltyofftherecord.tumblr.com/post/97159310334/prince-charles-prince-of-wales-prince-harry-and


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Stephanie on September 10, 2014, 09:29:45 pm
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/09/10/1410377736599_Image_galleryImage_Image_licensed_to_i_Image.JPG
Chuck is there as he should, looking proud and engaged with Harry.
But perhaps he should have left the Wrinkly Homewrecker at home, snickering with Wurmiam.
Just hope they are not laughing at the competitors. :ick:

http://38.media.tumblr.com/64c246916a2be0accf3e934f3336d753/tumblr_nbp8iggVuT1rmbz5io2_500.jpg
Are we sure it is not Wimpo "sufferering" from HG?
He looks ready to throw up now that his brother is doing something worthwhile.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 10, 2014, 10:10:00 pm
On another note ... it seems Cressida was there (even though just one sighting right now) probably with Bea her being there could mean nothing , could mean everything I will comment when we have confirmation ...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 10, 2014, 10:25:44 pm
the guy who sighted her was not sure - said 99% sure - seems to me - especially since this was a pap tweeting - that if it were her he'd recognize her - but we may see if more comes out


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 10, 2014, 10:35:07 pm
On another note ... it seems Cressida was there (even though just one sighting right now) probably with Bea her being there could mean nothing , could mean everything I will comment when we have confirmation ...


oh my tumblr will have a melt down  :tehe:


Quote
Jesal Parshotam @therealjesal  ·  3h
I'm 99 percent sure I Just bumped into Cressida Bonas in the crowd during Harry's speech. #InvictusGames #awks

he was one of those hardcore on the cressida  love train  so he wont mistake her for some random blonde


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Vesper on September 10, 2014, 10:42:30 pm
And here we go again... why can't Harry have a successful event without it turning into a Cressida story. UH, I'm so bored/fed up with royal watching. I'm out of here.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 10, 2014, 10:47:36 pm
Poetry, music and tributes at ceremony to launch first Invictus Games
Opened by Prince Harry, the international event for sick and injured servicemen and women aims to inspire recovery

Prince Harry has paid tribute to injured military personnel as they gathered for the opening ceremony of the four-day Invictus Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.

The international event for sick and injured servicemen and women from 13 nations is aimed at inspiring recovery and rehabilitation as well as highlighting the injuries of service.

Speaking at the sold-out event, the prince said: "Over the past eight years, I have witnessed the whole cycle of life-changing injury; evacuating soldiers and local Afghans to hospital; flying home from Afghanistan with some of those critically injured; meeting others in hospital coming to terms with life-changing injuries; and finally trying to keep up with 12 wounded veterans on our way to the south pole. I can only begin to imagine how challenging the journey of recovery is, but the admiration I have for these men and women, to move beyond their injuries, is limitless."
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/sep/10/invictus-games-launch-prince-harry-injured-military


Invictus Games: Emotional Prince Harry and Michelle Obama launch inspirational event at spectacular opening ceremony
They have served shoulder to shoulder on the battlefield and they have the scars to prove it.

And tonight the hundreds of wounded servicemen and women competing in Prince Harry's Invictus Games proudly marched together again.

Crowds of 6,500 packing the South Lawn of London's Olympic Park watched in awe as the 400 warriors from 13 countries paraded through through the arena carrying their country's flags.

They were in wheelchairs and on crutches, many missing limbs or with bodies ravaged by burns, others with the less visible scars of mental trauma.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/invictus-games-emotional-prince-harry-4198163





no it was not CB she's out on the country someone saw a IG pic



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on September 10, 2014, 10:49:03 pm
You beat me to it Vesper. I'm beyond sick of this girl and was quite relieved to not see her in the press for weeks. Regardless if this girl' sat the Invictus Games, it shouldn't indicate that Harry foolishly has gotten mixed up with this valid attention seeking idle girl. She'll go where the cameras and the famous people are.
The opening of the games looked like it was a sell out and entertaining. Let's hope that the remainder of the games will be and the press is focused on the athletes and not Harry's love life.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 10, 2014, 11:24:05 pm
well thank goodness no Cressida.  No drama.  End that.  Thank you Fly! 
 


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 10, 2014, 11:29:49 pm
^anytime even tanna jumped in on it and said nope.
Quote
Prince Harry Updates ‏@HarryCressida 38m

WAIT WHAT? RT @therealjesal I'm 99 percent sure I Just bumped into Cressida Bonas in the crowd during Harry's speech. #InvictusGames #awks

Quote
Niraj Tanna ‏@IkonPictures 38m
@harrycressida I'm 99 percent sure he didn't!

Girls not even in England. harry fans was on that fast

Now back to the program  :flower:

Prince Harry's speech in full at opening of Invictus Games

http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Prince-Harry-s-speech-opening-Invictus-Games/story-22905783-detail/story.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 10, 2014, 11:51:38 pm
where is she?  what country?


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 10, 2014, 11:54:15 pm
Italy


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on September 11, 2014, 01:46:31 am
I'm so proud of Harry! He and all the other organizers have done a great job!  kisss

I wish they would show the games here in the US. They look to be really inspirational.  :thumbsup:

It was great seeing Harry sitting beside Charles. Charles looked to be the proud father.  Camilla looked nice as well.

Anyone else notice how small and insignificant William seemed to be? I wonder if all this has made him think even a little that this is the kind of things he should be doing as future King?


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: camilapitanga on September 11, 2014, 01:56:39 am
I havwe to say he looked great  :thumbsup:
Very happy kinda of prioud i guess not for him but for the event and all envolved,.It must be something to see it finally happenning :)

As for cressida how does people know where she is.Isnt it weird that shes hiding and noone knows a thing about her but suddnelly people knows where she is  :sly:
I dont buy this.I do think she will show up.Is very her.She did this all the time while dating harry who says now  :dontknow:
If she dony show up i might admitt that my intuition about tem rekindling would wrong maybe.

It is funny that as soon as the rumours starts her fans gets all excited with the news.Shes back shes back.Even though they hated harry 5 min ago  :laugh:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 11, 2014, 02:10:27 am
looks like harry was getting choked up
http://timeandwisdom.tumblr.com/post/97172488533

 Bea @yorkiebea
I'm so proud of what my cousin Harry has achieved with @InvictusLondon great speech tonight!


they all looked nice William Charles harry Camilla.


The One Show presented Prince Harry with a birthday cake when they were done discussing the Invictus Games.
http://royalwatcher.tumblr.com/post/97179361962/the-one-show-presented-prince-harry-with-a


random Gif
http://ravishingtheroyals.tumblr.com/post/97173154812


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: camilapitanga on September 11, 2014, 02:14:41 am
I cant stand mans crying  :sob: :stop:
They all look good but pretty only Harry  :tehe:

They all looked great and happy as a familly if u ask me.Besides i do think they get along well no doubts its clearlly a staged thing in my view at least.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: benign on September 11, 2014, 02:23:01 am
Well done to everyone especially to PH. He didnt have to do anything but he did and great way to use the position that he has for a good cause.

glad all the family supported him and wonder if PP and HM were watching it the whole time from Balmoral.

Now he has done it, time to get busy and get married  :laugh:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: AnaBolena on September 11, 2014, 02:29:07 am


They all looked great and happy as a familly if u ask me.Besides i do think they get along well no doubts its clearlly a staged thing in my view at least.


No, surprisingly this isn't staged.  The redness in their faces isn't something anyone can fake - they are truly happy and it's nice to see :)

^ Agree Benign lol


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on September 11, 2014, 02:53:55 am
No benign  :thumbsdown:  he'll end up miserable like Wills being lumbered with a block like Kate. Let him enjoy this achievement as well as temper his liquor and hanging out with vapid people (Guy Pelly), and then he can think of marriage.
It's really nice to see Charles look to Harry with pride.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 11, 2014, 08:48:31 am
well thank goodness no Cressida.  No drama.  End that.  Thank you Fly!  
  
What "drama"? The only ones who unleash drama are some Harry fans  ... Cressida is out there living her life Harry is still alone with no one even willing to be photographed with him yep thank Goodness we wouldn't want it any other way ...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 11, 2014, 11:38:01 am
 
Opening ceremony of Invictus Games in London
http://britisharmyofficial.tumblr.com/post/97210537596/opening-ceremony-of-invictus-games-in-london-in


Simon Mundie @ Radio1simon
At the Invictus Games catching up with Prince Harry. ‘Its about them not me’ was reason my interview request was denied.

USAF wounded Warrior @AFW2
Air Force team lead Marsha Gonzales and #princeharry @InvictusLondon track & field event @usairforce #invictusphotos pic.twitter.com/pz5JYizutP
https://mobile.twitter.com/AFW2/status/510014603477393408/photo/1

Prince Harry and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97209855779/prince-harry-and-crown-prince-frederik-of-denmark#notes


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 11, 2014, 11:55:39 am
Invictus Games: Prince Harry ‘overwhelmed’ by impromptu show of thanks
Prince Harry was overwhelmed by an impromptu show of thanks from Invictus Games competitors during the spectacular opening ceremony.

During interviews with the BBC’s Clare Balding one athlete thanked Harry for his efforts in founding the event — prompting cheers and applause from the whole crowd, with the competitors  shouting his name.

A source close to Harry said: “He did not expect that, and yes, he was overwhelmed and humbled by it. It was a very emotional moment.”

The prince later opened the Games with a speech which was introduced by the US First Lady Michelle Obama in a video message. He said his admiration for injured troops was “limitless”. “Over the next four days we will see some truly remarkable achievements,” he said.
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/invictus-games-prince-harry-overwhelmed-by-impromptu-show-of-thanks-9725938.html



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: i used to be a monarchist on September 11, 2014, 12:54:11 pm

"Anyone else notice how small and insignificant William seemed to be? I wonder if all this has made him think even a little that this is the kind of things he should be doing as future King?"

The mediocrity of the Middletons has DIMINISHED William.  They HAVE influenced him, and in a terribly negative way.  Those parvenues are all about climbing, popularity, celebrity, and acquisition.  Shallow, shallow, shallow.  And now they've tainted William.  He is so much less of a future monarch than his mother would have hoped.  The Middletons are dragging down William.  And the RF is already less in our eyes because of the unhindered influence of Carole, with an "e".  Do you not think that, after QEII is no longer our monarch, the NQM (New Queen Mother) will not be conniving and attempting to manipulate William (through KM or directly)?  Little mentions, comments, whispers.  You KNOW what's coming.  Oh, and when are they all moving into Anmer Hall?

Kitty Kelley, I hope you're researching the Middleton and lesser Goldsmith families.  We need you to expose them stat.



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: JuneBug on September 11, 2014, 01:48:23 pm
^ I shudder when I think of it all because I can imagine what awaits us. I think once HM dies, we will see conspiracies and treachery at its worst. it will be a case of every man for himself. i do not trust Charles to stamp it out and William by then may be so far into the clutches of his in-laws and looking out for himself and his immediate family that I can see him throwing his brother under the bus without blinking especially if Harry;s popularity continues to rise. JMO


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 11, 2014, 03:42:09 pm
Prince William and Prince Harry attend a Drumhead Service before the athletics
http://prince-harry-love.tumblr.com/post/97218103852/prince-william-and-prince-harry-attend-a-drumhead

http://phff-wildwintersday.tumblr.com/post/97217373422/prince-william-and-prince-harry-attend-a-drumhead

http://timeandwisdom.tumblr.com/post/97216492883/prince-william-duke-of-cambridge-and-prince-harry

Silver medalist Derek Derenalagi (C) of Great Britain competes with gold medalist Philippe Robert (L) of France and bronze medalist William Reynolds of the United States in the 100m Men Ambulant IT2 final during day 1 of the Invictus Games, presented by Jaguar Land Rover at Lee Valley Athletics Centre

http://timeandwisdom.tumblr.com/post/97218361868/silver-medalist-derek-derenalagi-c-of-great

Alex Tate of Great Britain competes with Nicholas Dadgostar of the United States
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97219337949/alex-tate-of-great-britain-competes-with-nicholas



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Val on September 11, 2014, 04:09:50 pm

"Anyone else notice how small and insignificant William seemed to be? I wonder if all this has made him think even a little that this is the kind of things he should be doing as future King?"

The mediocrity of the Middletons has DIMINISHED William.  They HAVE influenced him, and in a terribly negative way.  Those parvenues are all about climbing, popularity, celebrity, and acquisition.  Shallow, shallow, shallow.  And now they've tainted William.  He is so much less of a future monarch than his mother would have hoped.  The Middletons are dragging down William.  And the RF is already less in our eyes because of the unhindered influence of Carole, with an "e".  Do you not think that, after QEII is no longer our monarch, the NQM (New Queen Mother) will not be conniving and attempting to manipulate William (through KM or directly)?  Little mentions, comments, whispers.  You KNOW what's coming.  Oh, and when are they all moving into Anmer Hall?

Kitty Kelley, I hope you're researching the Middleton and lesser Goldsmith families.  We need you to expose them stat.
 
Great post!



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Snowdrop on September 11, 2014, 04:29:47 pm

And the RF is already less in our eyes because of the unhindered influence of Carole, with an "e".  Do you not think that, after QEII is no longer our monarch, the NQM (New Queen Mother) will not be conniving and attempting to manipulate William (through KM or directly)?  Little mentions, comments, whispers.  You KNOW what's coming.  Oh, and when are they all moving into Anmer Hall?


carol with an e will not be the Queen Mother - she will be the mother of the Queen Consort.  ER's mother was called the QM because she had been the Queen Consort before her husband died and she was the mother of the new Queen - hence the title.

Anyway, with a bit of luck someone in BP will wake up to how the middletons and kate are destroying the monarchy and do something so this discussion may well become irrelevant.  I am no longer a monarchist but unless we become a Republic I will not be able to bear seeing waity crowned QC - so to TPTB - please, please, please DO something and soon


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: sandy on September 11, 2014, 04:51:22 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2751017/Let-Invictus-Games-begin-Princes-Harry-William-arrive-opening-ceremony-inaugural-sporting-event-wounded-heroes.html

Camilla looks ridiculous. Charles uses the Invictus Games to play happy families. William looks idiotic giggling with Camilla.

Camilla when she points her finger at Charles seems to be in nanny mode with him.



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: camilapitanga on September 11, 2014, 04:52:02 pm
well thank goodness no Cressida.  No drama.  End that.  Thank you Fly!  
  
What "drama"? The only ones who unleash drama are some Harry fans  ... Cressida is out there living her life Harry is still alone with no one even willing to be photographed with him yep thank Goodness we wouldn't want it any other way ...

Harry fans are the ones making drama seriouslly u have been trashing harry down since April coz he broke up with her.And still calls his fans dramatics.Honestlly :there:
There u are trashing him again coz she wasnt there while calling his fans dramatic again  :sly: :laugh:



"Anyone else notice how small and insignificant William seemed to be? I wonder if all this has made him think even a little that this is the kind of things he should be doing as future King?"

The mediocrity of the Middletons has DIMINISHED William.  They HAVE influenced him, and in a terribly negative way.  Those parvenues are all about climbing, popularity, celebrity, and acquisition.  Shallow, shallow, shallow.  And now they've tainted William.  He is so much less of a future monarch than his mother would have hoped.  The Middletons are dragging down William.  And the RF is already less in our eyes because of the unhindered influence of Carole, with an "e".  Do you not think that, after QEII is no longer our monarch, the NQM (New Queen Mother) will not be conniving and attempting to manipulate William (through KM or directly)?  Little mentions, comments, whispers.  You KNOW what's coming.  Oh, and when are they all moving into Anmer Hall?

Kitty Kelley, I hope you're researching the Middleton and lesser Goldsmith families.  We need you to expose them stat.



Nice poster name by the way  :thumbsup:
I have wondered many times honestlly if william is really manipulated by the midds.In parts definatelly.But i think many of his carachteristics comes from himself.I imagine if william had married another women still i believe he would be the same lazy and arrogant person he is now.I think the middletons have some part to be blamed for only allowing him or even making such negative trades about his personaloitu worst.But i dont think theyre to be blamed entirelly for all.I think william is just not this guy media try to make him to be and in a ceratin way i dont think he wants or who says is ready to be a good king.Marrying kate havent made this better i agree.

Following what u said i believe that what sillyjo said to be very acurate.The future looks...hum...dificult, kinda of dark for the RF and unfortunatelly automatically for britain for many reasons not only the royals and how they act if u ask me.The wolrd is changing and i dont think the royals are changing in nice ways with it.Wich is weird coz i believe all the other royals in europeu and middle east are doing terrifically well.I believe that the brotish ones are finding it hard coz of the heavy weight or past and traditions and coz theyre indeed the familly that receives more attention and they do act diferentlly.Its compocated for all if u ask me and i dont think it will end well or with a solution.Personally i cant see any.Or they change or they go down.But if they change they probablly will go down or become irrelevante like all others.Its a hard thng if u ask me and i dont think william will save anyone just saying.maybe one of his kids  :tehe:

Totally ot anyway  :sorry:


They all looked great and happy as a familly if u ask me.Besides i do think they get along well no doubts its clearlly a staged thing in my view at least.


No, surprisingly this isn't staged.  The redness in their faces isn't something anyone can fake - they are truly happy and it's nice to see :)

^ Agree Benign lol

Im sure they were laugjhing and being honest about it.What im refering to is this whole "happy familly" thing.As ive said im sure they all get along very well but happy familly i dont think they are at all.To me this has been and always will be staged.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 11, 2014, 04:59:00 pm
Willy's people really are clueless ... do they realize how bad trailing behind Harry trying to soak his "light" looks? Pathetic ...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: sandy on September 11, 2014, 05:20:29 pm
well thank goodness no Cressida.  No drama.  End that.  Thank you Fly!  
  
What "drama"? The only ones who unleash drama are some Harry fans  ... Cressida is out there living her life Harry is still alone with no one even willing to be photographed with him yep thank Goodness we wouldn't want it any other way ...

Harry fans are the ones making drama seriouslly u have been trashing harry down since April coz he broke up with her.And still calls his fans dramatics.Honestlly :there:
There u are trashing him again coz she wasnt there while calling his fans dramatic again  :sly: :laugh:



"Anyone else notice how small and insignificant William seemed to be? I wonder if all this has made him think even a little that this is the kind of things he should be doing as future King?"

The mediocrity of the Middletons has DIMINISHED William.  They HAVE influenced him, and in a terribly negative way.  Those parvenues are all about climbing, popularity, celebrity, and acquisition.  Shallow, shallow, shallow.  And now they've tainted William.  He is so much less of a future monarch than his mother would have hoped.  The Middletons are dragging down William.  And the RF is already less in our eyes because of the unhindered influence of Carole, with an "e".  Do you not think that, after QEII is no longer our monarch, the NQM (New Queen Mother) will not be conniving and attempting to manipulate William (through KM or directly)?  Little mentions, comments, whispers.  You KNOW what's coming.  Oh, and when are they all moving into Anmer Hall?

Kitty Kelley, I hope you're researching the Middleton and lesser Goldsmith families.  We need you to expose them stat.



Nice poster name by the way  :thumbsup:
I have wondered many times honestlly if william is really manipulated by the midds.In parts definatelly.But i think many of his carachteristics comes from himself.I imagine if william had married another women still i believe he would be the same lazy and arrogant person he is now.I think the middletons have some part to be blamed for only allowing him or even making such negative trades about his personaloitu worst.But i dont think theyre to be blamed entirelly for all.I think william is just not this guy media try to make him to be and in a ceratin way i dont think he wants or who says is ready to be a good king.Marrying kate havent made this better i agree.

Following what u said i believe that what sillyjo said to be very acurate.The future looks...hum...dificult, kinda of dark for the RF and unfortunatelly automatically for britain for many reasons not only the royals and how they act if u ask me.The wolrd is changing and i dont think the royals are changing in nice ways with it.Wich is weird coz i believe all the other royals in europeu and middle east are doing terrifically well.I believe that the brotish ones are finding it hard coz of the heavy weight or past and traditions and coz theyre indeed the familly that receives more attention and they do act diferentlly.Its compocated for all if u ask me and i dont think it will end well or with a solution.Personally i cant see any.Or they change or they go down.But if they change they probablly will go down or become irrelevante like all others.Its a hard thng if u ask me and i dont think william will save anyone just saying.maybe one of his kids  :tehe:

Totally ot anyway  :sorry:


They all looked great and happy as a familly if u ask me.Besides i do think they get along well no doubts its clearlly a staged thing in my view at least.


No, surprisingly this isn't staged.  The redness in their faces isn't something anyone can fake - they are truly happy and it's nice to see :)

^ Agree Benign lol

Im sure they were laugjhing and being honest about it.What im refering to is this whole "happy familly" thing.As ive said im sure they all get along very well but happy familly i dont think they are at all.To me this has been and always will be staged.

Charles is all about statements. After the Junor book he wanted a photo op saying see we are one big happy family. The two who look the most ridiculous are William and Camilla. Harry has to share the spotlight when it suits the rest of his family.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 11, 2014, 05:26:27 pm
USA’s Michael Kacer competes in the shot put
http://sportingnewsarchive.tumblr.com/post/97224207245/usas-michael-kacer-competes-in-the-shot-put-more
He's hot eyes and all


William and Harry
http://timeandwisdom.tumblr.com/post/97226119533/prince-harry-and-prince-william-duke-of-cambridge

William Charles and Harry
http://royaltyandmorebysissi.tumblr.com/post/97226565900

http://timeandwisdom.tumblr.com/post/97224251893/i-am-1000000-sure-its-a-george-picture-bye







Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 11, 2014, 05:39:36 pm
Duchess Kate cancels her appearance at the opening of the Invictus Games
http://www.celebitchy.com/386664/duchess_kate_cancels_her_appearance_at_the_opening_of_the_invictus_games/

Kate Middleton Cancels Invictus Games Engagements, Forced to Miss Prince Harry's Launch as Morning Sickness Continues

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/kate-middleton-cancels-more-engagements-as-morning-sickness-continues-2014109#ixzz3D1fXCYhW

Yes, she is banned from the Invictus Games. I freely admit that I'm feeling schaden; she thought she would shirk her trip and shirk her work, but no Invictus.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 11, 2014, 05:49:41 pm
Hope for heroes: Princes William and Harry applaud as brave disabled soldiers compete at the Invictus Games
Princes William and Harry applauded as brave disabled soldiers competed on the first day of competition at the Invictus Games.

The two brothers sat side-by-side and cheered from the stands at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre in London as they enjoyed the athletics on the first day of the event.

After attending a military service of remembrance at lunchtime, the pair settled in for the afternoon's action - and looked impressed with what they saw
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2752011/The-prince-wheels-Harry-arrives-Invictus-Games-bicycle-ahead-day-competition.html

wow to the men and women taking part in the games



Prince Harry celebrates with Great Britain’s David Henson after the latter won the 200m men ambulant IT2 race
http://ravishingtheroyals.tumblr.com/post/97227224527/prince-harry-celebrates-with-great-britains-david

William and Charles
http://ravishingtheroyals.tumblr.com/post/97228032497/prince-william-duke-of-cambridge-and-prince

William,  a baby and harry
http://ravishingtheroyals.tumblr.com/post/97227651502/im-dead-bye


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 11, 2014, 06:15:12 pm
Wonderful to see Charles there with Harry, supporting his son.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Stephanie on September 11, 2014, 06:40:12 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I am impressed by the Invictus Games.
It channels the power and backbone of wounded soldiers in a fantastic way.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: i used to be a monarchist on September 11, 2014, 08:16:43 pm

And the RF is already less in our eyes because of the unhindered influence of Carole, with an "e".  Do you not think that, after QEII is no longer our monarch, the NQM (New Queen Mother) will not be conniving and attempting to manipulate William (through KM or directly)?  Little mentions, comments, whispers.  You KNOW what's coming.  Oh, and when are they all moving into Anmer Hall?


carol with an e will not be the Queen Mother - she will be the mother of the Queen Consort.  ER's mother was called the QM because she had been the Queen Consort before her husband died and she was the mother of the new Queen - hence the title.

Anyway, with a bit of luck someone in BP will wake up to how the middletons and kate are destroying the monarchy and do something so this discussion may well become irrelevant.  I am no longer a monarchist but unless we become a Republic I will not be able to bear seeing waity crowned QC - so to TPTB - please, please, please DO something and soon

Please, Snowdrop, I was being facetious.  I know the position she'll hold when, and if, her daughter is still married to William by that time.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: AnaBolena on September 11, 2014, 08:18:27 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2751017/Let-Invictus-Games-begin-Princes-Harry-William-arrive-opening-ceremony-inaugural-sporting-event-wounded-heroes.html

Camilla looks ridiculous. Charles uses the Invictus Games to play happy families. William looks idiotic giggling with Camilla.

Camilla when she points her finger at Charles seems to be in nanny mode with him.



IMO it's surely no crime to look truly happy, and all of them looked happy - and it's genuine.   Some ppl behind are laughing at something too - clearly someone did or said something funny.  

Camilla looks like she's funning around with Charles - his expression back to her is amusement.  I do the same to my husband and get a similar look. lol



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 11, 2014, 08:29:16 pm
looks like it was a great day - I wish every one of the athletes could win!  The whole dynamic among Charles Harry and Will is great too - bet they are enjoying this chance to spend time together.

But it looks like team Britain is taking all the medals - go USA!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 11, 2014, 09:37:35 pm
Given they are his only family I am in shock any Harry fan or should I say Di fan masked as Harry fan would wish they didn't get along and react badly about seeing pictures of them being a very happy FAMILY ...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 11, 2014, 10:00:16 pm
Harry giving a medal to his friend the Captain of the UK team -

http://www.gettyimages.de/detail/nachrichtenfoto/david-henson-of-great-britain-is-presented-with-his-nachrichtenfoto/455270128

http://www.gettyimages.de/detail/nachrichtenfoto/prince-harry-presents-a-gold-medal-to-david-henson-of-nachrichtenfoto/455264688[url]] (http://[/url)

http://www.gettyimages.de/detail/nachrichtenfoto/prince-harry-presents-a-gold-medal-to-david-henson-of-nachrichtenfoto/455264688http://

http://www.gettyimages.de/detail/nachrichtenfoto/prince-harry-presents-a-gold-medal-to-david-henson-of-nachrichtenfoto/455264708http://


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 11, 2014, 10:54:41 pm

British soldiers strike gold at Invictus Games

Servicemen and women overcome injuries to win clutch of medals on first day of international tournament in London
A baffling array of categories in each event spoke of the severity of their injuries, while their presence at the first Invictus Games spoke of the private battles fought to overcome them.

Equal to the grit of the injured servicemen and women on display, and the personal bests beaten on the field at Lee Valley Athletics Centre in London, was the support of the 7,000-strong crowd of family, friends and supporters, including Prince Harry, the Duke of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales, which gave many the boost they needed to make it over the finish line.

The 131-strong team representing Great Britain – which tallied six gold, five silver and four bronze medals by late afternoon on Thursday – had a strong start, taking the first two medals of the athletics, in the 100m. In the category IT1, for single or double amputees below the knee, Alex Tate took first place, ahead of his team-mate, Kushal Limbu.

Speaking after he picked up Britain's first gold, Tate, 24, said: "It was a massive rush. This was my biggest, my best, standing up being cheered as I received my medal. It's crazy. I had a feeling it was going to be a medal. I realised it was going to be close between Kushal and me but I did not think I would have to throw myself over the line."
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/sep/11/british-soldiers-gold-invictus-games



A bit of banter with Prince Harry for Invictus Games archer Steve Gill, from Cosby

A former soldier competing for Britain in the London Invictus Games has shared a bit of light-hearted banter with their patron, Prince Harry.

Steve Gill, from Cosby, is one of two amputees from the county testing themselves against ex-service personnel and veterans from 13 other countries.

The 45-year-old lost both his legs and an eye in a bomb blast while serving with the British Army in Belfast, in 1989.

He was chosen to compete in the archery competition, alongside fellow Melton Mowbray Archery Club member Leigh Bland, from Sileby.

Steve had his second royal encounter with the prince in a matter of weeks at the official residence of the US ambassador, in Regent’s Park, where American rock band The Foo Fighters were performing a concert for the athletes.

He said: “A few weeks ago, when the British team was unveiled, I teased him about losing his speech notes to a gust of wind.

“It told him ‘you can’t read from that now’. Anyway, at the ambassador’s house, after he spoke to everyone, he recognised me and came over for a chat.

“I said ‘that was much better, looks like you sorted your notes out this time’ and he laughed.
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/bit-banter-Prince-Harry-Invictus-Games-archer/story-22912131-detail/story.html#ixzz3D1nyTZe9


Crown Prince Frederik, Minister of Defence Nicolai Wammen, Chief of Defence Peter Bartram and Ambassador Claus Grube visit the 27 Danish athletes and their families at the Invictus Games.
http://kronprinsenfrederik.tumblr.com/post/97229663165/crown-prince-frederik-minister-of-defence-nicolai


Harry and kids
http://royaltyandmorebysissi.tumblr.com/post/97245858525

William and Harry GIF
http://mymrharrywales.tumblr.com/post/97234697293


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: camilapitanga on September 11, 2014, 11:56:32 pm
Thanx for posting so many things FOW  :flower:

Charles is all about statements. After the Junor book he wanted a photo op saying see we are one big happy family. The two who look the most ridiculous are William and Camilla. Harry has to share the spotlight when it suits the rest of his family.

I dont know if its about the book but now u mentioned it does make sense  :thumbsup:
Whathever the reason my comment about them not being honest was enirelly about the "happy familly" thing.To me staged and forced.I dont think theyre a happy familly.Personally and genuinelly believe they are all happy to be there and seems very proud of Harry.And is realy nice they were all there  :thumbsup:
I do believe they all get along.I dont believe theyre a happy familly and i think is absolutlly normal that many people shares the same view.Independent on being charled/camilla or diana fans.Its a very troubled, disfuntional familly with a tragic and full of scandal past .Saying this is not being negative or hatefull towards anyone is in my view simply stating the truth.I think they all get along but to say theyre a happy familly and the princes adore camilla to death in my opinion is delusional.

Charles is my favourite royal after Harry and i do like Camilla.Have nothing against her.I think the women made a mistake to marry someone else and not her true love.It cause lots of trouble and scandals and unfortunatellt ended with a tragedy but i dont think she ever wanted to hurt anyone.Still i dont think thehre a happy familly neither charles was/is a perfect father/husband.My opinion on the familly not being how they are portrayed has nothing to deal with my opinions on wich one of them.Just saying  :tehe:

Im glad they were there to support him.This events is really something quite impressive and Harry deserves everyones support  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 12, 2014, 12:14:01 am
the US won four gold today - the French Netherlands and Australia also won medals.



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on September 12, 2014, 12:24:48 am
This is great!  Looks like a smashing success.  Also good to see Harry getting the spotlight as it should be and, however PR-driven it may or may not be, it's nice to see Charles, William and Harry smiling together.  I must say PW always looks lighter when he's with his family than he does anywhere else.  JMHO.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: sandy on September 12, 2014, 01:02:16 am
Thanx for posting so many things FOW  :flower:

Charles is all about statements. After the Junor book he wanted a photo op saying see we are one big happy family. The two who look the most ridiculous are William and Camilla. Harry has to share the spotlight when it suits the rest of his family.

I dont know if its about the book but now u mentioned it does make sense  :thumbsup:
Whathever the reason my comment about them not being honest was enirelly about the "happy familly" thing.To me staged and forced.I dont think theyre a happy familly.Personally and genuinelly believe they are all happy to be there and seems very proud of Harry.And is realy nice they were all there  :thumbsup:
I do believe they all get along.I dont believe theyre a happy familly and i think is absolutlly normal that many people shares the same view.Independent on being charled/camilla or diana fans.Its a very troubled, disfuntional familly with a tragic and full of scandal past .Saying this is not being negative or hatefull towards anyone is in my view simply stating the truth.I think they all get along but to say theyre a happy familly and the princes adore camilla to death in my opinion is delusional.

Charles is my favourite royal after Harry and i do like Camilla.Have nothing against her.I think the women made a mistake to marry someone else and not her true love.It cause lots of trouble and scandals and unfortunatellt ended with a tragedy but i dont think she ever wanted to hurt anyone.Still i dont think thehre a happy familly neither charles was/is a perfect father/husband.My opinion on the familly not being how they are portrayed has nothing to deal with my opinions on wich one of them.Just saying  :tehe:

Im glad they were there to support him.This events is really something quite impressive and Harry deserves everyones support  :thumbsup:

Camilla felt APB was her true love. Camilla and APB dated since 1966 and Camilla was avid for him and I don't think she exactly "settled." And Charles never told her to wait for him and wanted to be exclusive with her. And Camilla would not have burned her bridges with APB hoping Charles would eventually tell her he wanted to be exclusive with her.

I do think Camilla did loathe Diana and resented her. And still does to this day. I do think she did intend to hurt Diana.

I think it could very well be that they all lead separate lives. I doubt Will and Harry spend much time with Camilla. And Camilla has her own retreat where she sees her children and grandchildren.  This Invictus photo op is like the photo op last year of Charles "vision" of the scaled down monarchy. Except Kate's not there.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on September 12, 2014, 02:52:33 am
It's very nice to see Charles, William and Harry all together. They probably don't get to spend to much time together just the 3 of them anymore. They all looked genuinely happy.  :thumbsup:

It's amazing how much better William looks when his beloved wife isn't around. He almost looks like the William that held so much promise back in the day.  :sigh:

The games look amazing! I wish they would show them here in the US. All the men and women competing are so brave and deserve so much praise. They really are hero's.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 12, 2014, 09:53:34 am
^ I agree Willy looks so much more relaxed without her ... they all do ... and I don't even dislike Kate I actually kinda of like her but it is something that can't be denied ..


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 12, 2014, 01:54:29 pm
Prince Harry's FULL SPEECH at the Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M02XIpGXhLY


Richard Palmer @RoyalReporter
PM David Cameron says other nations are interested in hosting the Invictus Games, which could become a fixture in the sporting calendar.

Cameron told Forces TV: "I think there's every chance that this can become a real institution and a huge achievement for Prince Harry."

David Cameron@ David_Cameron
Watching Team GB take on Denmark in wheelchair rugby. Prince Harry rightly proud of these great #InvictusGames. pic.twitter.com/j2EpPRMQ7V
https://mobile.twitter.com/David_Cameron/status/510348686149554176/photo/1


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Stephanie on September 12, 2014, 02:12:17 pm
Harry is doing an amazing job and I agree, Chuck and his sons should do more stuff together without the WAG's.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 12, 2014, 05:09:07 pm
^ Yep they should divorce and be alone like Harry ...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 12, 2014, 05:19:24 pm
Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Prince Harry watch the Wheelchair Rugby match
http://shewolfofengland.tumblr.com/post/97304228150/mayor-of-london-boris-johnson-and-prince-harry

Wheelchair rugby
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97304998609/wheelchair-rugby-murderball-iam-competing#notes

Zara and Harry will be on the same team vs Mike and his team
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97303816974/so-it-will-be-zara-and-harry-against-mike#notes

GB head Nurse prepares Prince Harry for the training session
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97303439249/shewolfofengland-gb-head-nurse-prepares-prince#notes


Wheelchair rugby match practice with Prince Harry, Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall
http://timeandwisdom.tumblr.com/post/97304635888/wheelchair-rugby-match-practice-with-prince-harry


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: danifaul on September 12, 2014, 06:02:40 pm
all participants :bouncy: are Very inspiring :loveshower: 

Wheelchair rugby
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97304998609/wheelchair-rugby-murderball-iam-competing#notes

Zara and Harry will be on the same team vs Mike and his team
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97303816974/so-it-will-be-zara-and-harry-against-mike#notes

Wheelchair rugby match practice with Prince Harry, Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall
http://timeandwisdom.tumblr.com/post/97304635888/wheelchair-rugby-match-practice-with-prince-harry
Zara!   :JOY:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 12, 2014, 07:07:07 pm
Archery
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97314150554/mycrarrythings-archery-iam-proud-ill-make#notes


Prince Harry, Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97313955804/prince-harry-zara-tindall-and-mike-tindall-during#notes
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97313756924#notes


James Middleton, Pippa Middleton, Peter Phillips and Autumn Phillips watch the wheelchair rugby
http://royaltyofftherecord.tumblr.com/post/97314121444/james-middleton-pippa-middleton-peter-phillips




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 12, 2014, 07:21:18 pm
very good stuff at the Invictus Games home site

http://invictusgames.org/news/silver-medal-at-invictus-games-marks-new-chapter-in-life-for-netherlands-paul-gommers/

http://invictusgames.org/news/invictus-games-wheelchair-rugby-gets-going-at-the-copper-box/[url]] (http://[/url)

http://invictusgames.org/news/invictus-games-wheelchair-rugby-gets-going-at-the-copper-box/http://

they have match/game by match/game commentary on the site which gives you a real sense of the fabulous atmosphere and who wins.  The wheelchair rugby seems to have been very exciting and is down to the final gold match between USA and UK.

Denmark took some medals at the archery - was glad to see them get some.  Wonder if Prince Fred did the honors re: the medal ceremony?


Cameron tweeted that other countries have expressed interest in doing this next - hope so - it seems to have been a wonderful experience for all.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 12, 2014, 07:57:57 pm
in the exhibition wheelchair rugby match Harry was naughty and got sent to the "sin" bin


https://twitter.com/Jason_Keen/status/510493821592158208

https://twitter.com/swatson1982/status/510497595098419200[url]] (http://[/url)

https://twitter.com/swatson1982/status/510497595098419200http://

despite this his team won!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: AnaBolena on September 12, 2014, 08:37:31 pm
Great pics.  I'm so happy for Harry!!  :flower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 12, 2014, 08:48:08 pm
Wheelchair Rugby
http://royalwatcher.tumblr.com/post/97318105207/prince-harry-along-with-his-cousin-zara-and-her

 Prince Harry and celebrities practice ahead of charity match at Invictus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es0B88X9608


It's the clash of the cousins! Harry and Zara to battle it out in wheelchair rugby... which is also known as MURDERBALL

She's better known for her riding skills while her cousin is famous for his penchant for polo and parties - rugby players they are not.

But that wasn't enough to stop Zara Phillips and Prince Harry from signing up for a wheelchair rugby match being held this evening in support of the Invictus Games.

And as these amusing photos reveal, both seemed to be taking it seriously as they were put through their paces by team coaches, Sir Clive Woodward and Jonny Wilkinson.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2753772/Harry-Zara-battle-wheelchair-rugby-known-MURDERBALL.html






Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 12, 2014, 09:42:57 pm
ZARA AND HARRY
http://royaltyofftherecord.tumblr.com/post/97324197454

Zara harry and mike
http://royaltyofftherecord.tumblr.com/post/97324007069



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 12, 2014, 09:46:11 pm
real nailbiter - UK beats the US for the gold in the last 15 seconds - 13-12 wheelchair rugby

Pippa James and Philip and Autumn were there to support Harry and the athletes


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on September 12, 2014, 10:03:57 pm
^This has been soooo cool.  Congratulations to all who participated and worked so hard to make it happen.  Good to see and congrats Harry!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 12, 2014, 10:23:06 pm
Pipps baring it all for Hazza and he might just bite this time around ... and before some start ... please that is no way to show up at a sporting Event look at Autumn ...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: camilapitanga on September 12, 2014, 10:36:16 pm
Zara has great chemistry with everyone it seems.Its always great to see her around :thumbsup:
Im happy she was there supporting Harry but im not surprised at all.They seem to be very close and like each other a lot.
I actually though the midds looked great and its a rare time i dont think they were posing at all.Pippa looks quite spontaneous in most pics.Maybe is coz theyre with the Philips ( non royals officially) so is more informal.I guess anyway.

The event is great!!!Loving all about it so far  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 12, 2014, 11:12:25 pm
I gotta say this is the best Pipps has looked in a while ...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 12, 2014, 11:14:35 pm
zara and mike
http://onemoreblogaboutroyals.tumblr.com/post/97323681066

Prince Harry’s reaction after being penalized while competing in an exhibition wheelchair rugby-Gif
http://onemoreblogaboutroyals.tumblr.com/


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 12, 2014, 11:33:38 pm
^ he knows how to play for the crowd!  He really is a natural


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: benign on September 13, 2014, 01:34:20 am
Pipps baring it all for Hazza and he might just bite this time around ... and before some start ... please that is no way to show up at a sporting Event look at Autumn ...

methinks PH tried once but no more  :tehe: ( I'm joking). Its really nice that the whole family came to support the Games especially Autumn and Peter since we dont see them a lot in this type of events.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on September 13, 2014, 02:04:23 am
Harry and Zara.  kisss

Nice to see Peter and Autumn there (and I suppose James and Pippa) I'm surprised that Edward and Sophie haven't showed up.

Harry really looks like he's paying attention to every little detail. Everyone looks like they're having a great time.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: CathyJane on September 13, 2014, 03:53:28 am
Harry, Zara and Mike are fabulous!!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 13, 2014, 04:55:00 am
“President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Invictus Games on September 14, 2014.”

THE DELEGATION WILL ATTEND ATHLETIC EVENTS, MEET WITH U.S. ATHLETES, AND ATTEND THE CLOSING CEREMONY. DR. JILL BIDEN WILL LEAD THE DELEGATION.

MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL DELEGATION:
THE HONORABLE MATTHEW W. BARZUN, AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DR. JONATHAN WOODSON, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR HEALTH AFFAIRS
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER DANIEL CNOSSEN, UNITED STATES NAVY
MRS. LISA BATTAGLIA, SPOUSE OF THE SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
MRS. JEANNE CHANDLER, SPOUSE OF THE SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE ARMY
MRS. BLAIRE BRUSH, SPOUSE OF THE SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR FOR THE NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU


saw some great pics which I cannot lift on another site - Mods - can I mention the other site?




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 13, 2014, 08:09:56 am
Pipps baring it all for Hazza and he might just bite this time around ... and before some start ... please that is no way to show up at a sporting Event look at Autumn ...

methinks PH tried once but no more  :tehe: ( I'm joking). Its really nice that the whole family came to support the Games especially Autumn and Peter since we dont see them a lot in this type of events.
You might not be too far away form the truth ...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: danifaul on September 13, 2014, 01:53:24 pm
 :loveshower: loved the photos!
http://31.media.tumblr.com/3e71f9284c400275e3527c6fdd1752c7/tumblr_nbt1ejSURq1shr8qqo1_500.jpg
http://38.media.tumblr.com/0126d79a9b52aa476b3035fc0d729260/tumblr_nbt627WDoK1qjb37wo10_1280.jpg
http://38.media.tumblr.com/207aca63ddfa7500f75cdf27e983a37a/tumblr_nbt627WDoK1qjb37wo7_1280.jpg
http://33.media.tumblr.com/34edf414f408ec6338e54cc53e3448ce/tumblr_nbt627WDoK1qjb37wo6_1280.jpg

http://royaltyandmorebysissi.tumblr.com/page/3



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: sandy on September 13, 2014, 02:53:40 pm
The media (even on US television) keeps calling Pippa Harry's sister in law.  Wrong wrong wrong.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Stephanie on September 13, 2014, 04:20:33 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2754537/Prince-Harry-watches-basketball-day-three-Invictus-Game-alongside-U-S-vice-president-s-wife-Jill-Biden.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: danifaul on September 13, 2014, 05:08:59 pm
I find so strange that his friends were not at the event.  :sly:

Where is  Julian? Arthur ? Guy Pelly ?  ???  and especially the best friend Thomas 'Skippy' Inskip ???


Where's the support? Support for 'things' positive and that truly matter.
Support ....  :snob: only on holidays, celebrations and festivals?

 :sigh: ever noticed that his friends (the main friends) were not the Sentebale (not that I knew, never seen photos).


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 13, 2014, 08:22:24 pm
^ yes I noticed that too - perhaps they are there but not being pictured?  I think Harry compartmentalizes his life - so his posh friends do not belong in this compartment

but........disaster has struck - national disgrace - the Brits have beat the US in basketball - Brits gold medal US silver  Unbelievable. :shy:


I am impressed that the venues appear to be packed - so ticket sales went well.  So much for Harry and his organizing team to be proud of.

Also just learned that Bob Woodruff the US broadcaster who was injured in Iraq - his foundation has also supported the games. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: danifaul on September 13, 2014, 09:44:14 pm
^ yes I noticed that too - perhaps they are there but not being pictured?  I think Harry compartmentalizes his life - so his posh friends do not belong in this compartment

Maybe  :dontknow:
I think Jake ... maybe the only, showed support.
Quote
@JakeJWarren  ·  7 de set
Can't wait for #InvictusGames this week. Amazing programme tonight, incredible people.

I am impressed that the venues appear to be packed - so ticket sales went well.  So much for Harry and his organizing team to be proud of.
yes!  :bouncy: on twitter has many photos of the events.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 13, 2014, 11:45:21 pm
Prince wants to take Invictus Games out of London

Prince Harry says he wants to take his Invictus Games out of London and give the rest of the country a taste of its warrior spirit.

The international sporting event for wounded servicemen and women comes to an end on Sunday after five days of competition and Prince Harry said next time it could be staged in the north of England or Scotland before being taken abroad.

Quote
    "We've now got America showing interest in 2016 and Canada showing interest in 2017, so the question is what do we do next year? I personally would love to keep it in the UK, maybe head north whether it be Glasgow, whether it be Sheffield, whether it be Manchester."

– Prince Harry
http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-09-13/prince-harry-wants-to-take-invictus-games-across-uk/


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 14, 2014, 12:11:58 am
 that is great news - but it will keep Harry busy


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: india on September 14, 2014, 12:43:29 am
Harry has a hellavu lot more character than his big nasty punk of a brother.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 14, 2014, 01:10:45 am
Harry meeting up again with Ivan Castro from the Antarctic trek

http://www.rexfeatures.com/search/?kw=invictus+games&order=newest&iso=GBR&lkw=invictus+games&viah=Y&stk=N&sft=&search_action_desktop=

from the ending of the very close rugby match between UK-US - crowd - even Pippa - is sure excited

http://www.rexfeatures.com/search/?kw=invictus+games&order=newest&iso=GBR&lkw=invictus+games&viah=Y&stk=N&sft=&search_action_desktop=[url]] (http://[/url)

from the ending of the very close rugby match between UK-US - crowd - even Pippa - is sure excited

http://www.rexfeatures.com/search/?kw=invictus+games&order=newest&iso=GBR&lkw=invictus+games&viah=Y&stk=N&sft=&search_action_desktop=http://


Harry and Boris same match
http://www.rexfeatures.com/search/?kw=invictus+games&order=newest&iso=GBR&lkw=invictus+games&viah=Y&stk=N&sft=&search_action_desktop=http://


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 14, 2014, 01:49:36 am
Prince Harry vows annual BRITISH Invictus Games
PRINCE Harry last night celebrated Britishness as he vowed to make the Invictus Games an annual event, hinting that the Paralympics style competition could even be held in Scotland next year.


On the eve of the independence referendum, the prince said "only the British could have pulled off" the event for wounded service personnel and veterans at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and called for the UK to host the event next year "up North" or even "in Glasgow".

Although the prince did not directly reference the Scottish vote, his comments suggest that he expects Scotland to remain a part of the Union.

If the Scots vote "yes" on Thursday, the Games could be the last time we see athletes competing as "Team GB".

Harry said: "The British public, the way that they've embraced this, the way that they've shown their support, it is what they do best, and long may that last.

"We've got America showing interest for 2016, we've got Canada showing interest for 2017 so the question is, "What do we do next year?" I personally would love to keep it in the UK.

"So many good things happen in London where the rest of the country have to watch on TV or travel long distance.

"If we can take this up north then it would be great.

"If we can keep it in the UK next year and then go abroad, I think we'll have done a really good job.

"So what if we've only got a year to get the funding together for next year, Manchester, Sheffield or Glasgow will be half the price."
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/510651/Prince-Harry-vows-annual-BRITISH-Invictus-Games?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daily-express-news-showbiz+%28Daily+Express+%3A%3A+News+%2F+Showbiz+Feed%29

Rio Woolf @BladeBoyRio
Rio gave Prince Harry his business card! He was so generous with his time despite his tight schedule! @InvictusGames pic.twitter.com/IDkoiSHgCm
https://twitter.com/BladeBoyRio/status/510933849476726784/photo/1

It was a dream come true for our little Prince to meet Prince Harry! BIG THX Harry for organising @InvictusGames #IAM
https://twitter.com/BladeBoyRio/status/510936692308865024/photo/1


Cindy Stockman @RoyalCenEditor
What great pictures of Harry & his young fan Rio (via @BladeBoyRio) pic.twitter.com/C4QE9DmQz5
https://twitter.com/BladeBoyRio/status/510937637226840064/photo/1


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 14, 2014, 02:22:47 am
closest thing to a statement in support of the Union from a royal

pics of Harry with the little boy really show the far reaching effect of the games - show that young child he does have a future - that he has role models he can look up to that are like him



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on September 14, 2014, 02:23:59 am
^^Heartbreakers, both of them.   :flower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on September 14, 2014, 03:20:03 am
^^how true. It's inspiring me not to be so lazy and make excuses for not looking after my health more. If they can get up everyday and get on with it, then so can I.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on September 14, 2014, 04:03:47 am
That's great that hopefully they're going to be able to continue these games.  :thumbsup:

No matter if these games are held annually, or every 2 or 4 years, this is going to be Harry's defining legacy. I'm not sure how he'll be able to top these games, but then he doesn't need to. These games speak for themselves, with how inspiring they've been and how much they're helping these wounded warriors.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 14, 2014, 08:03:57 am
Harry !!!  8) Finally a Royal backing The Union !!!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on September 14, 2014, 03:05:45 pm
^^Harry has the IG and Charles has the Princes Trust and Wills has Waity.  :shy:   How embarrasing for a future king to not have created any type legacy so far.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: danifaul on September 14, 2014, 03:06:03 pm
http://royaltyandmorebysissi.tumblr.com/image/97470553430
Harry and ... (http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/smileys-and-emoticons/hairdresser/smileys-hairdresser-509064.gif) new haircut?

^^how true. It's inspiring me not to be so lazy and make excuses for not looking after my health more. If they can get up everyday and get on with it, then so can I.
:thumbsup: They are wonderful examples.
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97468284919/hope-invictus-games-will-inspire-people-of-all#notes
"Hope Invictus Games will inspire people of all ages to understand that the only disability in life is a bad attitude.”
- Andy Grant , gold winning athlete Invictus Games.‏


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 14, 2014, 03:50:55 pm
good job to all the men and women  :bouncy:

Prince Harry's 30th birthday celebrations begin tonight with a "beer" as his successful Invictus Games comes to an end.

Harry turns 30 tomorrow and plans to have a drink with the British Armed Forces captain Dave Henson, who also celebrates his 30th birthday on Monday.

The Games will be brought to a close tonight with a rock concert featuring acts like the Foo Fighters and Kaiser Chiefs in front of a sell-out crowd of 26,000.

The Prince and Mr Henson, a former Royal Engineers Captain from Southampton, have become firm friends during the build up to the international competition for wounded servicemen and women being held at London's former Olympic Park.

Harry, speaking during the weekend, which has seen thousands cheer on the competitors, said: "On the birthday side of things, I'll be chuffed to bits when I'm having a beer with Dave Henson, captain of the GB team - we turn 30 at exactly the same time, on Sunday night.

"We're really looking forward to being 30, both feeling quite old about it."
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/prince-harry-to-celebrate-30th-birthday-as-invictus-games-draw-to-a-close-9732080.html

Aww don't worry harry you will just have to do what other men do that feel OLD at 30 buy a sports car and date women 10 years younger then you  ;)



Prince Harry tucking into our food today, after telling the kitchen yesterday how great it all was! #InvictusGames
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97468030294/prince-harry-tucking-into-our-food-today-after


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 14, 2014, 04:32:16 pm
Harry has sure earned himself a tropical vacation ... I trully hope he gets it ...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 14, 2014, 06:47:20 pm
Prince Harry watches the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony during the Invictus Games
http://shewolfofengland.tumblr.com/post/97487257775/prince-harry-watches-the-invictus-games-closing

Prince Harry cheers on Team Afghanistan, Australia and Italy as they receive their medals at The Invictus Games Closing Concert.
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97488735024/prince-harry-cheers-on-team-afghanistan-australia#notes



Weightlifting

http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97486452439/iam-stronger#notes

Volleyball
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97484739994/iam-playing-volleyball#notes

Swimming
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97483277039/iam-swimming-iam-winning#notes


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on September 14, 2014, 07:44:57 pm
Thanks Fly for all of the updates. It's truly heartwarming to see these men and women compete and enjoy themselves. Very outstanding and inspirational stuff.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 14, 2014, 07:47:36 pm
just a superb job done - when you consider all the logistics and they got it done and such a high level of quality in  basically 6 months - juts amazing

Harry and all the competitors are going to have a bit of a let down come Monday morning

Why is there no family friends with Harry now at the closing?  


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 14, 2014, 07:56:41 pm
Princess Eugenie Guy Pelly attends The Jaguar Land Rover Invictus Games Closing Concert at Olympic Park on September 14, 2014 in London, England
http://mymrharrywales.tumblr.com/post/97494250238/princess-eugenie-of-york-attends-the-jaguar-land

Prince Harry with James Blunt
http://royaltyofftherecord.tumblr.com/post/97494596529/prince-harry-with-james-blunt



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 14, 2014, 09:29:28 pm
 Clarence House @ClarenceHouse  ·  20m

Incredible support for all #InvictusGames athletes tonight @InvictusLondon closing ceremony
https://twitter.com/ClarenceHouse/status/511244677010714625/photo/1

great crowd

message from HM,
http://uilasharryfanfiction.tumblr.com/


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: danifaul on September 14, 2014, 09:37:26 pm
Congratulations Harry!
Congratulations to everyone who made it Happen!
Congratulations, mostly, to the participants (Heroes - in the battle field and battle in life)

---------------
His friends attended!  :thumbsup: What a nice thing to see!
Eugenie e Pelly
http://mymrharrywales.tumblr.com/post/97494250238/princess-eugenie-of-york-attends-the-jaguar-land
Zoe Warren
http://38.media.tumblr.com/7059afbf085923656200efe92bd4fdaf/tumblr_nbwoh6e4D61tti0r3o1_500.jpg
mark dyer / natalie pinkham and her husband
http://royaltyandmorebysissi.tumblr.com/image/97501378250
Cressida /Julia (or Molly) and Eugenie
http://38.media.tumblr.com/b96b20ae187c63cf3896e074691f1ed5/tumblr_nbwm07p4M41r9zkz2o1_1280.jpg
Jake Warren and Cressida
http://royaltyandmorebysissi.tumblr.com/image/97503412340


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 14, 2014, 10:11:08 pm
Prince Harry  embraces Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters on stage
http://shewolfofengland.tumblr.com/post/97505803345/britains-prince-harry-l-embraces-dave-grohl-of

harry making his speech
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/97505693474/shewolfofengland-britains-prince-harry#notes
http://royaltyandmorebysissi.tumblr.com/post/97505216765/shewolfofengland-our-prince-giving-his


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on September 14, 2014, 10:58:37 pm
Brilliant all way round. Let's hope that the press keeps it's focus on the event and not on who was there namely CB. I hope Harry can have these games held on a yearly basis and the press gives him respect now. I also hope that his meddling cousin Bea, who should be in NY working  :tehe:  keeps her big head out of Harry's love life and keeps her vapid friends away from him. He'll need someone that would be an asset to him and not someone that'll high jack his good efforts for their own adgenda.
Again, brilliant job by all. Congratulations to all of the athletes. They're all winners whether they earned a medal or not!!!!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Jane23 on September 14, 2014, 11:01:50 pm
Congratulations to Harry what eh achieved is incredible and happy Birthday (it's the 15th here) ...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 14, 2014, 11:10:55 pm
The Queen's comments:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29191984http://

so Jane now you like Harry again?  Nothing like a Cressie appearance to cheer the Harry is a loser crowd


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on September 14, 2014, 11:32:06 pm
A hug from Harry: Ellie Goulding cosies up to the Prince after scantily-clad performance at the Invictus Games closing ceremony
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ushome/index.html

Cressida Bonas attends the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games as Prince Harry celebrates staging the competition
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2755631/Cressida-Bonas-attends-closing-ceremony-Invictus-Games-Prince-Harry-celebrates-staging-competition.html

Damn, why can't this silly paper focus on the achievement instead of stories like this with inaccuracies. On a positive not, he's a great hugger.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: camilapitanga on September 14, 2014, 11:56:17 pm
Great event he did a great job  :thumbsup: :loveshower:
Hope he keeps himself focused and dont fall for any *poo* as usual.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 15, 2014, 12:51:49 am
 Richard Palmer @RoyalReporter  ·  2h
Prince Harry will no doubt achieve many things in years to come but I doubt he'll do anything finer than creating the Invictus Games.




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 15, 2014, 01:04:00 am
^ain't that the truth



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Vesper on September 15, 2014, 01:11:51 am
Congrats to Prince Harry. Diana would be so proud.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on September 15, 2014, 01:30:43 am
oh yes.  :flower: she'd be beyond proud. Harry, like Diana befor him, has shown hoes to use his position to help others. I can't imagine that those who participated would be so excited that they'll be at this again soon and will be working hard to compete again. I hope that they'll be able to stage the games again before it go eves overseas in 2016 to the US as was being discussed.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on September 15, 2014, 01:34:25 am
Congratulations to Harry and all the organizers for a job well do be! So inspired and proud of all the competitors, what a great event!  :thumbsup:

I've enjoyed every moment these last few days following the games. I hope they continue and become even bigger and better.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on September 15, 2014, 03:41:49 am
'It's what we do and damn we do it well': Prince Harry brings Invictus Games to a close with star-studded concert...and even allows himself a birthday beer
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2755411/HRH-big-3-0-Harry-handed-commemorative-shirt-final-day-Invictus-Games-eve-30th-birthday.html
Congrats to all!!!!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 15, 2014, 02:48:43 pm
Prince Harry's speech at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o2w3YW1adLA


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: danifaul on September 16, 2014, 02:42:11 am
Hereford girl carried on shoulders of Prince Harry
Five year-old Isabelle was given a ride on the shoulders of the Queen’s grandson last night during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The moment capped a wonderful weekend for the family after Isabelle’s father, Adam Nixon, captained the United Kingdom’s wheelchair basketball team to Gold during the inaugural Games which gave injured servicemen and women from across the world the chance to participate in a variety of sports.
"It was very surreal," said Mr Nixon.
"Prince Harry had given Isabelle a hug earlier in the evening.
"Later on she saw him again and ran over to him. He recognised her, picked her up and put her on his shoulders."
Isabelle’s mum, Taryn Nixon, said her daughter thinks she is now a princess after being taken under the Prince’s wing.
The night ended a memorable few days for Mr Nixon who oversaw a UK victory over the USA to win wheelchair Gold.
"It was phenomenal," he said.
"It superseded all expectations."
http://royaltyandmorebysissi.tumblr.com/post/97582682470/shewolfofengland-hereford-girl-carried-on

 :thumbsup: that beautiful attitude.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 16, 2014, 09:45:37 pm
Behind the scenes with the Invictus Games volunteers

Join In Local Leader Kirsten Shelton volunteered at the Invictus Games, held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 10 to 14 September. She helped train other volunteers before the event and supervised teams of volunteers during the games.
http://www.joininuk.org/invictus-games-volunteers/




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 18, 2014, 12:58:19 pm
It's Harry to the rescue! Kindhearted royal comes to the aid of tearful little girl after finding her sobbing during Invictus Games closing ceremony


Unable to see the stage and blocked in by other fans, five-year-old Isabelle Nixon was less than impressed with the Invictus Games closing ceremony - until, that is, Prince Harry came to the rescue.
After spotting the tearful little girl, the prince, 30, hoisted her on to his shoulders and then stayed to dance with her as the Foo Fighters took to the stage.
Isabelle, whose father Adam, 31, from Hereford, captained Team GB's wheelchair basketball team to victory on Sunday, didn't realise who her hero was until her delighted mother Taryn exclaimed: 'You're dancing with Prince Harry!'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2760629/Its-Harry-rescue-Kindhearted-royal-comes-aid-tearful-little-girl-finding-sobbing-Invictus-Games-closing-ceremony.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on September 18, 2014, 01:33:50 pm
^When he's on task, he shines.  And it never seems contrived.  Good or bad, he's always 'himself'.  Lots of framed photos of that moment on the family's wall forever, I bet.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 18, 2014, 05:24:07 pm
VIDEO: Prince Harry sweeps sobbing tot onto his shoulders at Invictus Games gig
HE'S ALWAYS been a heartthrob and Prince Harry's kind-hearted status was revived once again when he tended to a young girl sobbing at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games.
The 30-year-old royal came to the rescue of little Isabelle Nixon as she tried to dance along to American band Foo Fighters but was blocked by hundreds of fans.

Harry approached young Isabelle and lifted her onto his shoulders so she had the best view in the house and danced with the young child.

The young girl didn't realise who her hero was until her mum Taryn told her: "You're dancing with Prince Harry".

Harry launched the first Invictus Games last weekend which saw injured servicemen from 11 nations compete at the Olympic Park in front of 25,000 spectators.

Isabelle's father Adam captained the gold-winning wheelchair basketball team in the Invictus Games.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/512290/Prince-Harry-sweeps-sobbing-tot-onto-his-shoulders-at-Invictus-Games-gig


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 18, 2014, 07:25:33 pm
and after doing that he rescued a kitten from a tree and then rushed to a burning house and pretty soon he will bring us world peace

Ya know I love what Harry did at the Invictus Games and it is sweet he picked the little girl up - but seriously the chorus of never ending praise for Harry is getting a bit overdone - besides which you know they are going to start ripping him to pieces again - this is their cycle -


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 18, 2014, 07:28:44 pm
^yeah so he better enjoy while it last . he will goof soon enough


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 22, 2014, 07:12:23 pm
Harry runs into trouble over Invictus ambitions

Clearly keen to capitalise on the success of the inaugural Invictus Games that he helped organise for wounded servicemen, Prince Harry has applied to trademark the event’s name.

The 30-year-old helicopter pilot’s application to the Intellectual Property Office to register Invictus across Europe has, however, horrified executives at an Italian outdoor equipment company that has been using a similar name for more than a century.

Turin-based Invicta, which manufactures outdoor bags, rucksacks and equipment, has formally lodged its objections at the European Union’s Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market, based in Alicante, Spain. Invicta claims Harry’s trademark could cause the ‘likelihood of confusion’ with its own company.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2764594/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-Harry-runs-trouble-Invictus-ambitions.html



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: sandy on September 22, 2014, 07:34:58 pm
Certainly there are lawyers to advise royals. I doubt Harry could just stroll over to an office to register the name without consulting a lawyer first.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 22, 2014, 07:50:47 pm
I doubt this was even Harry's idea - he is supported by a host of people who are experts - they would have advised doing this - they would have done all the paperwork and they will continue the fight to have exclusive rights over the name.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Aquitaine on September 22, 2014, 08:20:18 pm
I was just about to post this article, but of course Fly beat me to it! (As usual :tehe:)

This may seem like a dumb suggestion, but how about saving a lot of time and money and trademarking the name "Invictus Games" as opposed to just "Invictus"? Their lawyers would never suggest it of course - think of all the billable hours! - but it seems to me that that would be the logical move to make, instead of fighting to trademark a name that's already been used/trademarked by other companies (such as Paco Robanne's cologne). Besides, I've only ever seen/heard it referred to as the "Invictus GAMES", never just "Invictus". (Off-topic but this kind of reminds me of the time Paris Hilton tried to trademark/copyright her catchphrase, "That's hot". ;))


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 22, 2014, 08:24:02 pm
Agree; if he trademarked the title of his project, the entire name, it would be all his and he would be able to enjoy the lack of complications and market items to raise residual money for charity.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 22, 2014, 09:49:35 pm
I was just about to post this article, but of course Fly beat me to it! (As usual :tehe:)

This may seem like a dumb suggestion, but how about saving a lot of time and money and trademarking the name "Invictus Games" as opposed to just "Invictus"? Their lawyers would never suggest it of course - think of all the billable hours! - but it seems to me that that would be the logical move to make, instead of fighting to trademark a name that's already been used/trademarked by other companies (such as Paco Robanne's cologne). Besides, I've only ever seen/heard it referred to as the "Invictus GAMES", never just "Invictus". (Off-topic but this kind of reminds me of the time Paris Hilton tried to trademark/copyright her catchphrase, "That's hot". ;))


 :tehe:

Yup trademarking as the  "Invictus Games" its good idea

@ the Pairs Hilton trying it "thats hot"  :tehe:

also didn't Donald  Trump tried it "you're fired" ?

The Alan Titchmarsh Show - Invictus Games
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic9EgqiTpjQ


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on September 23, 2014, 01:20:29 am
Invictus Games not what they want  because they want to merchandise clothing etc - so they must want to use the I AM Invictus - that is how all the shirts etc being sold at the Games were designed -


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 23, 2014, 03:19:27 am
^Oops wrong thread that's what  I get for having 8 tabs open mods can You delete .Thank you :flower:

Da nada. I completely understand. Deleted.  YM

 


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 23, 2014, 08:10:35 pm
^thanks

We came. We saw. We’re unconquered.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_z2DEL4t0g


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 17, 2014, 01:48:34 pm
BIDDING PROCESS OPEN FOR ASPIRING HOSTS OF FUTURE INVICTUS GAMES


17 November 2014 – The Invictus Games Organising Committee today announced that the bidding process for the next Invictus Games in spring 2016 and summer 2017 is now underway.

Following the success of the inaugural Invictus Games, established by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry along with The Ministry of Defence, and presented by Jaguar Land Rover, a request for proposal (RFP) has been issued to interested parties from the 13 nations that took part for the next two iterations of the games. In order to give future hosts enough time to plan and raise funds for the next Invictus Games, no events will take place in 2015.
http://invictusgames.org/news/bidding-process-open-for-aspiring-hosts-of-future-invictus-games/


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: MelissaRose on November 17, 2014, 04:14:30 pm
The Invictus Games was fantastic to watch, hugely inspirational and really well done. I didn't get a patronising feel from it either, which tbh I kinda do from the Paralympics. It felt very empowering and was a wonderful way of rewarding these brave men and women. Kudos to Harry for bringing the idea over to the UK, I'm sure many others were involved obviously but his passion for the miľitary comes across very genuine and I appreciate how much he cares about wounded veterans. It's a pity William doesn't have the same feelings, especially given his RAF role.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: KGap on November 30, 2014, 06:52:26 am
I wonder where the 2016 IG will end up. Hopefully Harry stays active in promoting the invictus brand in 2015.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: FutureDuchessofSussex2015 on February 23, 2015, 11:25:43 pm
Harry won't do the IG next year. He'll be too busy organizing our wedding :laugh: :laugh: lol lol lol lol :loveshower: :hug: kisss kisss :Kate: :king:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 14, 2015, 01:45:09 pm

Kensington Palace ‏@KensingtonRoyal
Prince Harry is delighted to announce that @Invictusorlando will host the next #InvictusGames




Prince Harry announces the 2016 Invictus Games
His Royal Highness looks back at the success of the 2014 games, and announces that the next games will take place in Orlando in 2016.
https://amp.twimg.com/v/346ad8f8-d153-4ff0-af32-8d16e56fac0f


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on July 15, 2015, 01:23:47 am
^Excellent news!  :thumbsup: It was so fun to follow along with these games last year, I'll be able to keep up even better this time because they'll be in the same time zone.  :thumbsup:

Great job to Harry and all the organizers. I'm a little surprised that they didn't choose another commonwealth country, but with Harry guaranteed to be there, the U.S. media will be all over them (of which I fully approval  :thumbsup:)


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on July 15, 2015, 04:05:46 am
Yes, I wish the Games great success. I'm sure Harry will work towards that success. He may well go over to the U.S. Before next year and try for some corporate sponsorship. The brave competitors need all the donations they can get.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on July 15, 2015, 04:43:44 am
I dislike going to Orlando normally, but I'd be willing to drive down there for this  :sigh:


Title: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: marion on October 28, 2015, 04:58:26 pm
Glad to see Harry getting publicity for his charity work.  He appears to be very popular in USA and the smiles here look very genuine
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3293715/Prince-Harry-smiles-meets-Michelle-Obama-event-support-Invictus-Games.html


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: Mandosiel on October 28, 2015, 05:03:39 pm
Just saw it in the news this afternoon. Awesome  :thumbsup: he looks really happy today and in his element!


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 28, 2015, 07:45:22 pm
FNN: Prince Harry Speaks at Fort Belvoir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCJwtYqKYVc

Hello everyone, thanks so much for being here today.

On behalf of all veterans, I’d like to start by saying a big thank you to the First Lady and Dr. Biden. Through Joining Forces you have led the way in championing the welfare of service personnel and their families here in the US. Thank you for everything you have done.

I joined the army in 2005. It was a time when service men and women and their families both in the U.S and the U.K were making sacrifices for their countries that had not been experienced for generations. In combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, military personnel were setting examples for everyone about the values of service, duty, and dedication. So too did their partners and children back home in the cities, towns, and villages of our nations.

I am in no doubt that my two deployments to Afghanistan changed the direction of my life. There is very little that can truly prepare you for the reality of war. The experiences can be stark and long lasting.

Returning to the UK after my first deployment, I shared the flight home with three critically injured British soldiers, all in induced comas, and the body of a Danish soldier, killed in action. It hit me then that this flight was one of many, carrying home men and women whose lives would be changed forever, and some who had made the ultimate sacrifice.

From that moment, I knew I had a responsibility to help all veterans, who had made huge personal sacrifices for their countries, to lead healthy and dignified lives after service.

In 2013 I visited the Warrior Games in Colorado. I saw the power that sport could play in the recovery of both mind and body. I thought that surely everyone, whether connected to the Armed Forces or not, would be inspired by their achievements. I left Colorado with the determination to broaden this to an international audience - the idea for the Invictus Games was born.

Last year at the first Invictus Games, we saw over 400 competitors from 13 nations competing in the iconic venues of the London Olympics. Audiences of tens of thousands turned out to show their support. The games epitomised the very best of the human spirit.

Men and women who had not only adjusted to life, but embraced it proving what can be achieved post injury, rather than focusing on what cannot.

The Invictus Games seeks to change perceptions of physical and mental injury.

One thing we have to talk about more is breaking down these barriers around so-called invisible injuries, like post-traumatic stress, just as we have for physical injuries like the loss of a limb.

This is a topic I know the First Lady and Dr. Biden are working hard to highlight so that people are no longer afraid to ask for help. This fear of coming forward, as a result of the stigma which surrounds mental health, is one of the greatest challenges veterans face. People from all walks of life struggle with issues like post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression, not just veterans.

We have to help them all to get the support they need, without fear of being judged or discriminated against. Not only is it ok to talk about it, we have to talk about it. I am thrilled that the Invictus Games are happening again. Hundreds of additional veterans from around the world will benefit from taking part. And millions more people will be inspired by their stories. This is going to be four incredible days of sport.

I hope that Invictus 2016 will remind people everywhere just how incredible our service personnel are, and how much of a positive contribution to society they make.

I am sure the American public will embrace the Invictus Games, just as the British public did in 2014.

I can’t wait to see you all in Orlando. You better bring it USA.

Thank you.
"

— A speech by Prince Harry at Fort Belvoir
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/132091400614/hello-everyone-thanks-so-much-for-being-here#notes



Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on October 28, 2015, 08:57:30 pm
Aww, good job, Harry  kisss Although Michelle & I need to have a come to Jesus meeting about ditching that dress, especially the blue fabric creeping over the collar & down the arms :there:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/10/28/18/2DE1781100000578-3293715-image-a-42_1446055529571.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/10/28/18/2DE1858100000578-3293715-image-a-49_1446055795901.jpg


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 29, 2015, 12:16:22 am
The President Meets with His Royal Highness Prince Harry of the United Kingdom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaAF_RMoyoU


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: YooperModerator on October 29, 2015, 12:34:01 am
^Oh my Lord, what a difference between Harry and the Prez and his lame brother, William.  Harry was on point, held his own, maintained his presence and focus on the reason for his visit in what can be, (I'm told) a very intimidating situation.  A++++++, Harry.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/10/28/remarks-president-obama-and-his-royal-highness-prince-harry-united (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/10/28/remarks-president-obama-and-his-royal-highness-prince-harry-united)

The text of the meeting for those who may or may not have been able to understand either of the gentlemen.  From whithouse.gov.


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: windsor2 on October 29, 2015, 12:56:12 am
Well said. I believe the difference also is that Harry came to the meeting with a purpose whereas Wills just wanted to meet the president for a photo op.


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: Mandosiel on October 29, 2015, 01:28:59 am
I did the whole contrast and compare thing between William and Harry's visit with Obama. Harry looked way more relaxed and as if it was a meeting of equals. William looked submissive and like a schoolboy meeting a peer he admired or something.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/A0ovmQAQgKsEW7GjGqAAAAA/ (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/A0ovmQAQgKsEW7GjGqAAAAA/)
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/Ax4vmQAQgKsEW7GjGqAAAAA/ (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/Ax4vmQAQgKsEW7GjGqAAAAA/)

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/A7ipaQAQQPYBPVLuUSAAAAA/ (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/A7ipaQAQQPYBPVLuUSAAAAA/)
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/A0zZjQAQQPcEPVLuUSAAAAA/ (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/A0zZjQAQQPcEPVLuUSAAAAA/)
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/A-7IfwAQAHQBPVLuUSAAAAA/ (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/A-7IfwAQAHQBPVLuUSAAAAA/)
William's body language is submissive, he's got his hands placed on his lap basically covering his genitals, which basically means he subconsciously thinks Obama is the bigger man. Complete opposite of Harry's open body and open legs, which is basically he's got nothing to hide and considers himself just as much an alpha male. William is weak, his body language shows it very clearly around other men of power, real power.


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: Adeline on October 29, 2015, 01:39:11 am
It's really great to see the Invictus Games, and all the injured service personnel get the recognition they deserve.  :thumbsup:

And Harry did a really great job today.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: YooperModerator on October 29, 2015, 01:43:26 am
^^Good job in finding those photos/posting them - the video of William w/Obama was cringeworthy.  I've watched a lot of Obama and in my view, Obama clearly liked Harry on a personal level and didn't so much care for William.  BO was courteous to William, of course, but not as engaged as he was with Harry and that's all because of Harry's aura, personality, preparation and seriousness of his Cause.  That's something that can be related to.

William, OTOH, and his wildlife cause was never as clearly defined and just a general "I *despise* it".  Not something the Prez would even bother getting invested in.  Harry's cause is something that is not only a worthy one, but Harry has been severely active in making it what it is and that makes all the difference.  He owns it.  In addition, Harry has brought the US clearly into the project and that's a HUGE deal in the handshake between nations.

I also noticed that Obama used the word "leadership" at least twice when referring to Harry.  It's true.  Harry's a born leader and another leader can simply know one when they see one.  And it's what we, in the US, admire pretty much more than anything in a person of importance. "Would we follow that person?" is something we all ask ourselves constantly, in work and in all aspects of global interest/politics.


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: windsor2 on October 29, 2015, 01:54:03 am
I was moved when i saw the picture of Harry hugging US Marine Sergeant Roderic Liggens who turned out to suffer from mental issues. I'm glad that the issue's being brought to the forfront especially for these soldiers.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3293715/Prince-Harry-smiles-meets-Michelle-Obama-event-support-Invictus-Games.html

Excellent post Yooper. It's good to see Harry keeping busy and his charities make cohesive sense unlike Waity's and Wills. If I'm not mistaken, wasn't mental health issues Harry's platform before Waity and Wills highjacked it? Wasn't Harry talking about this in relation to the IG last year?


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: marion on October 29, 2015, 07:14:14 am
Oh  give me Harry any day  :loveshower: :loveshower:  willy's such a useless self-centred goof..no charisma, no purpose whereas Harry comes across as being a very genuinely caring person with a purpose in his life... like his mother.


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: Countess of Holland on October 29, 2015, 09:43:20 am
I did the whole contrast and compare thing between William and Harry's visit with Obama. Harry looked way more relaxed and as if it was a meeting of equals. William looked submissive and like a schoolboy meeting a peer he admired or something.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/A0ovmQAQgKsEW7GjGqAAAAA/ (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/A0ovmQAQgKsEW7GjGqAAAAA/)
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/Ax4vmQAQgKsEW7GjGqAAAAA/ (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/Ax4vmQAQgKsEW7GjGqAAAAA/)

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https://www.pinterest.com/pin/A-7IfwAQAHQBPVLuUSAAAAA/ (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/A-7IfwAQAHQBPVLuUSAAAAA/)
William's body language is submissive, he's got his hands placed on his lap basically covering his genitals, which basically means he subconsciously thinks Obama is the bigger man. Complete opposite of Harry's open body and open legs, which is basically he's got nothing to hide and considers himself just as much an alpha male. William is weak, his body language shows it very clearly around other men of power, real power.

Totally agree. And William is leaning in, like Obama is the teacher (which he is of course...like Obama or not, it is beyond clear he can teach Willy a thing or two) and the one to please.


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 29, 2015, 01:13:05 pm
What a shame that Harry had to meet with such an anti-military administration.     :sob:


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: Mandosiel on October 29, 2015, 07:29:05 pm
^^That too, I noticed the leaning in as well but forgot to mention it when I wrote my observations down. :sigh:


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: livylivy on October 29, 2015, 08:33:55 pm
Yooper, i agree with every word you said!

Dear Harry it' s so nice to see you so concerned in all the causes you re promoting. I hope you find a sweet girl who truly love you who iron all your suits kisss

Besides the wrinkled clothes by Harry, Obama looked very very classy in the pic where both Obama and Harry sit besides the fireplace .
I' d like to hear about  Harry much more and less about Wasty, he' s a born caring leader indeed
Well done Harry very well done  :flower:

just finished watching Fort Belvoir speech and yes ladies he' s the king, he' s got that charisma you' ll never ever find in his useless brother  :king: .
In Italian we ' d say " harry a William se lo magna", " Harry would devoure William", it means that Harry' s another level


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: YooperModerator on October 30, 2015, 01:20:16 am
^Thank you and please be mindful of double posting.  I'll merge them now and understand how this can happen from time to time but replying to yourself makes it hard to follow and is discouraged here.  Thanks!  YM

On another note, Obama always dresses impeccably when in office; he wears clothes well.  Harry overcame that same old rumpled navy blue suit and all I saw was confidence, earnestness, eagerness and a warm and giving heart.  That trumps anything but, hint, hint, it may be time to ratchet up your wardrobe, Harry.  

Here's something of enormous interest to me.  I've tried having conversations about PW/WK with many of my friends and there seems to be a blanket acceptance of her but zero enthusiasm so they think I'm a complete bore on the subject.  Today, however, THREE random people came up and said to me, "Did you see that Prince Harry guy on the Today Show?  Did you see him with the President?  He's AMAZING!"  I have never, ever, ever heard such enthusiasm.  Now, the big question is, what does one do with that star quality for the monarchy when you're stuck with those two duds?  

Anyway, Harry enters a room and the room changes is what the media are saying here.  There's a relaxed electricity and he puts people instantly at ease with his exuberance and warmth (where have we heard that before?  Hmmm?).  Very few people in the world have that.  I hope the BRF doesn't waste it and support Harry all the way.  He deserves it and has earned a great deal of respect.  Instead of trying to pump up two flat tires, aka, William and Kate, take Harry for a ride already.  He's a full tank and I think if given the right projects and allowed to be set free of his brother and SIL, he'd knock off the occasional, I think, rebellious actions I've seen that do him no favors.  He doesn't need that in his life.  He could make a huge difference if allowed to.  Fingers crossed.

On a personal note and just a fun fact:  Where my Michigan home is, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, most of the professional (NBA/NCAA) basketball teams and military installation basketball courts are made up here in the middle of nowhere in a place called Amasa, Michigan, and crafted the same way they were since the beginning. Fort Belvoir, I'm told, is included, so, Yay! A source of pride for us up here with not much else going for us except a lot of wild country and snow.   :flirt:


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: Emperor on October 30, 2015, 03:07:38 am
^Thank you and please be mindful of double posting.  I'll merge them now and understand how this can happen from time to time but replying to yourself makes it hard to follow and is discouraged here.  Thanks!  YM

^ That goes for you too
 :P


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: YooperModerator on October 30, 2015, 12:02:01 pm
^Ha ha ha!  You're right.  Fixed it!


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: Emperor on October 30, 2015, 03:42:14 pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/prince-harry-manspreading-manspread_56325775e4b00aa54a4d2e11?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: Mandosiel on October 30, 2015, 03:49:54 pm
Such :BS: are they serious?  ??? You can't find anything to criticise him about for a job well done so they carp on about man-spreading? Who cares, that's how he sits, that's how he's always sat. If I was a man and had to deal with junk in my front trunk I'd sit like that too, hell I sit like that when I'm wearing jeans anyway, unladylike but it's bloody comfortable. Soooooo stupid!!! :James:


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: Ariel on October 30, 2015, 06:02:39 pm
^I wouldn't :D
what do the comments say? i bet thwy defend him. so no matter how hard PW 's PR is trying to bring him down he is kingship material and is the most popular royal after granny, and in the world as the last eligible bachelor. so,


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: My2Pence on October 30, 2015, 08:21:35 pm
He may be the last big eligible bachelor in the BRF for awhile, but he's surely not the last eligible royal bachelor on the planet. Someone is going to have to marry the Liechtenstein heir and someone else the Thurn und Taxis heir. Both families are independently wealthy although only one is technically royal.  And goodness help the woman who falls for Gloria TNT's son.


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: Rosella on October 30, 2015, 09:10:02 pm
^ Harry's always sat with his legs in two different continents. He did extremely well engaging President and Mrs Obama, and promoting the Invictus Games during his short trip to the US. That's the important thing. They are scraping the bottom of the barrel, commenting on this!


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: Ariel on October 30, 2015, 11:02:16 pm
yes, I almost forgot about those two. and about hamdan. but they are not in the world news, and they are not mentioned in the tv shows in US like Harry.


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: My2Pence on October 31, 2015, 12:43:20 am
Very true, Ariel. And that is probably the way both Liechtenstein and the TNT's want it. 


Title: Re: Harry in USA to launch Invictus Games 2016
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 31, 2015, 02:48:10 am
You can't see my brokenness from the outside' - how Marine who hugged Prince Harry is fighting 'the invisible wounds' of post-traumatic

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3295893/You-t-brokenness-outside-Marine-hugged-Prince-Harry-fighting-personal-battle-post-traumatic-stress-disorder.html#ixzz3q6sTxqLn
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Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 04, 2015, 12:00:46 am
George W. Bush Institute, in Partnership with the Invictus Games 2016, Announces Major Initiative to Address Invisible Wounds of War; Role of Sports in Recovery
http://www.bushcenter.org/press-releases/2015/12/03/george-w-bush-institute-partnership-invictus-games-2016-announces-major


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 20, 2016, 03:02:14 pm
Excitement Building For 2016 Invictus Games

In May more than 500 wounded or sick, serving or ex military athletes from more than a dozen nations will gather in the United States for the second Invictus Games.
 
The Paralympic-style competition in Florida follows on from the success of the first event in London two years ago.
http://forces.tv/00526143


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 22, 2016, 03:49:59 pm
Friday 29th January 2016

Prince Harry, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, will attend the first day of the UK team trials for the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Friday 29 January.
http://www.princehenryofwales.org/news-and-diary/diary


Invictus Games ‏@WeAreInvictus
So proud to have won Judges' Award for Special Recognition @TheSun #Millies!We dedicate it to all wounded, injured & sick servicemen & women


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on January 22, 2016, 09:44:35 pm
Part of a big lead up to "And Kate will be a surprise guest in Orlando," no doubt  :bored:

Mark Your Calendars! Palace Announces New Dates for Princess Kate and Prince Harry

http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_20981931,00.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 29, 2016, 12:13:25 pm

Prince Harry visits Bath University for UK Invictus Games trials
http://www.itv.com/news/west/2016-01-29/prince-harry-visits-bath-university-for-uk-invictus-games-trials/




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: kolkomilko on January 29, 2016, 01:59:04 pm
^ Obviously he really enjoyed himself!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3422608/Prince-Harry-cheers-athletes-trying-2016-Invictus-Games.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 29, 2016, 03:34:04 pm
Damsel in distress looks up to find Prince Harry coming to the rescue
Dashing Prince Harry helps disabled athlete to get up after her wheelchair is blown over in high winds
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-harry/12129707/Damsel-in-distress-looks-up-to-find-Prince-Harry-coming-to-the-rescue.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Little light on January 29, 2016, 07:16:56 pm
 Well, he does bring sunshine and warmth with him wherever he goes. Unlike his brother and sister in law.

It's no wonder people react to him the way they do, even if they have no idea who he is.

Good for you Harry.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: CathyJane on January 29, 2016, 09:11:47 pm
WTG Harry!!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 29, 2016, 09:13:00 pm
Prince Harry has marked 100 days until the start of the 2016 Invictus Games, during a visit to the University of Bath this morning.

http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/138276474509/prince-harry-has-marked-100-days-until-the-start


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on January 29, 2016, 10:56:30 pm
We look forward to Prince Harry's arrival for the Invictus games and DC visit in October.  I must say, he's picking a very exciting/nail biting time what with the US Prez elections the first Tuesday (following a Monday so the 8th of Nov this year) in November.  It will be a battle royale to get a photo op among the two candidates.  Fun times, Harry.   :tehe:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on January 29, 2016, 11:31:33 pm
 :flower: to king Harry kisss
It' s so nice to see how much effort he puts in what he does and most of all, how much he loves his job. No passion gets you nowhere


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on January 30, 2016, 08:49:49 pm
 Love seeing Harry out and about. You can tell that he genuinely enjoys this, and everyone around him always looks like they are having a great time!  :thumbsup:

^^@YooperModerator- I had the same thought. We should have settled on the candidates by then (at least I hope so :looky:) So I would think both sides would be there to support the troops (or to get a good photo op  ;)) Either way, should be good publicity for the Invictus Games, which is a great thing!  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on January 30, 2016, 09:14:41 pm
 :thumbsup: agree!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 30, 2016, 11:57:32 pm
The Invictus Games are right around the corner, with competition taking place May 8-12 in Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
http://invictusgames2016.org/tickets/


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on January 31, 2016, 04:02:23 am
Looking forward to the Invictus Games, and hopefully lots of photos of Harry!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Alexandrine on February 13, 2016, 10:12:21 pm
How Prince Harry's Invictus Games Help His Military 'Brothers and Sisters' Heal: 'We Are His Community'

http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_20986848,00.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 23, 2016, 05:24:59 pm
Invictus Games 2016 – Why the Games are so Important
https://m.youtube.com/watch?ebc=ANyPxKp5FYNGD2OzG9M7s06nkVset03PxrKYnkGAFQG7WIM7wj5Edz_NKjROIwsq0PqNbXjoX37L&v=FI2pA4kp1GI




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on February 23, 2016, 08:35:21 pm
oh yes!!! :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 29, 2016, 04:54:23 pm
Invictus Games Orlando 2016 Video Featuring Team USA Competitors
https://vimeo.com/157065718


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 01, 2016, 08:40:22 pm
Invictus Games 2016@InvictusOrlando

We're excited to announce that tickets will officially go on sale Monday, March 7! http://invictusgames2016.org/ 


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 09, 2016, 01:53:11 am
Prince Harry's Invictus Games: Why 'Thank You for Your Service Is Not Enough

Prince Harry's Invictus Games in Orlando are less than two months away – and the tickets go on sale today.

The Paralympic-style Games, which Prince Harry first launched in London in 2014, will be held May 8-12 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World.

The 500 competitors from 15 nations "are not wounded warriors anymore," Invictus CEO Ken Fisher tells PEOPLE. "To me, they're competitors. They've come this long road."

Among those competitors is retired Army Captain Will Reynolds, who is heading the American team. Reynolds, who recently spoke to PEOPLE about how the Games help Harry's military "brothers and sisters" heal, appears in a powerful new video for the competition.
http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_20992044,00.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 16, 2016, 01:09:46 pm
Prince Harry announces host city for third Invictus Games in 2017
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5c9dv400buU


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 17, 2016, 12:57:00 am
Robin Roberts @RobinRoberts

Looking forward to sharing my special interview with Prince Harry Thursday morning @GMA . #InvictusGamesOrlando2016
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdtUBIVUEAE2QHy.jpg


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 17, 2016, 02:40:38 pm
Prince Harry Opens up on Inspiration for Invictus Games
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-PUy16lGRw


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on March 17, 2016, 03:52:04 pm
^Very good interview. The part about him looking out the plane window & seeing the soldier in a coma was sad, oh my gosh  :bye:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Liquorice on March 17, 2016, 04:00:14 pm
Interesting Harry's doing an interview less than a week after William's disastrous one. I thought the spare was thrown under the bus... unless things aren't going not so well for the Cambridges. Remember Kate doesn't bother doing duties anymore. Things are happening offstage, the masks are being dropped.  :cookie:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Stephanie on March 17, 2016, 07:38:07 pm
Very inspiring interview.
Makes it absolutely clear why injured servicemen and women need and deserve physical and mental rehabilitation.
With fantastic results, what we see here are competitors who are once again comfortable in their bodies, in control of it and being able to put it to the max.
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on March 17, 2016, 08:10:12 pm
Quote
" do you want a definition of inspiration? that probably is"
Harry' s interview has nothing to do with the ones by his brother.
Definitely an inspired interview and an inspiring prince kisss
sorry for double posting


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Stephanie on March 17, 2016, 08:48:34 pm
Harry knows what loyalty and commitment is, no doubt thanks to his army career.
Now that he is moving on in the civilian word he takes those values with him because he is a go getter and he knows what's real like his mother did.
Like Chuck he isn't shying away from long hours to make things happen.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on March 17, 2016, 09:03:40 pm
I agree, he takes after both of his parents about work. But I think it wasn' t only the army moulding him, it was and it is Harry himself, who he really is.
Can you imagine Willy in the army lol


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Stephanie on March 17, 2016, 09:15:06 pm
He wouldn't last a day given his current attitude at the Air Ambulance: dodging shifts(especially around the holidays), hardly showing up but still demanding full time pay, spreading a horrible atmosphere. :ick: :stop:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on March 18, 2016, 12:27:05 am
Great  interview! You can tell that Harry really does care about these men and women. I hope the Invictus Games are a huge success.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 18, 2016, 01:48:56 pm
Prince Harry on Diana's legacy | Good Morning America Mar 18, 2016 pt 2

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=357oXyHzNyc&ebc=ANyPxKrRGoelrv042HuaGERON3LvWaI9XVvF2B49XeuKDPPdnNeMavDx-6ragzX6b8kfow1szMYKEoK0yK2_BDNLPCJNwoo9kA


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on March 18, 2016, 05:46:17 pm
It's a shame they dragged all the phony photos of Kate & the sprogs into it. And Lara Spencer needed to shut up with her random, generic comments; she added nothing useful or interesting to the conversation. Although I cracked up at Harry saying "I'd prefer giving hugs to shaking hands...with people I know, before anyone gets any ideas!"  :laugh:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on March 18, 2016, 08:23:22 pm
 :shy: sorry but i don' t get it :shy:

lovely interview though :loveshower: it' s so nice to hear Harry speaking :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on March 20, 2016, 01:33:05 am
^^^God bless you, Harry.   :flower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 06, 2016, 04:13:19 pm
Proud Prince Harry jokes around with his 2016 UK Invictus Games Team - as it's announced he'll join wounded veterans at next months' event in Florida

Prince Harry proudly unveiled his 2016 UK Invictus Games team this morning to whoops, cheers - and even a few woofs.

The royal, who created and has tirelessly spearheaded the Paralympic-style event for wounded service personnel, was at his grandmother's official London residence, Buckingham Palace, to introduce the 110 men and women (plus two working dogs) that will represent their country at the second Games, which will be held in Orlando, Florida, next month.

Casually dressed in an official Invictus jacket, Harry posed with participants for their first team picture - prompting teasing from the competitors who had assembled in the rain on the palace forecourt.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3526029/Prince-Harry-travel-Florida-Invictus-Games-May.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 07, 2016, 08:23:18 pm
Invictus Games UK Team Announcement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R98sV6xjHdA


Prince Harry unveils UK's team for Invictus Games
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twb-sHwdP8Y&nohtml5=False


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on April 08, 2016, 03:58:15 am
^So wonderful.  Love, love the trauma dog trying to find the right pose for the photo.  Too sweet!   :loveshower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on April 11, 2016, 05:38:00 am
He has such a good rapport with the athletes  :loveshower: And cute doggies, too, apparently  :tehe:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 18, 2016, 06:21:58 pm
Rascal Flatts, Flo Rida to perform at Invictus Games closing ceremony

The country music group Rascal Flatts, hip-hop artist Flo Rida and singer Rachel Platten are expected to perform at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games on May 12 at Disney World, a news release will reveal Monday.

Former reality-show winners Phillip Phillips ("American Idol'') and Jordan Smith ("The Voice'') are scheduled to appear, as is Vetted, the first nationally recognized band of wounded service members. The Invictus Games, the only international competition of wounded warriors, is set to begin with the opening ceremony May 8.

About 500 athletes from 14 countries will compete in 10 adaptive sports. The Invictus Games were founded by Prince Harry in 2014.

During the closing ceremony in Champion Stadium, Prince Harry will recognize competitors and lead the transfer of the Invictus Games flag to a delegation from Toronto. The Canadian city will host the 2017 Invictus Games.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/invictus-games/os-invictus-games-closing-ceremony-20160417-story.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 26, 2016, 02:51:13 pm
I'd love you to be King' Harry embarrassed as young fan calls for him to be monarch

The fifth in line to the throne was filming a special edition of Sky Sports show Game Changers at Lambs Lane Primary School in Wokingham with Invictus Games competitors and dozens of pupils.

When children were asked to put forward their questions, nine-year-old pupil Tristan asked: "Are you ever going to be king?"

The 31-year-old Prince said: "That's the question everybody wanted, let's be honest!" and then "You'll be glad to know, probably not."

The Prince then high-fived Tristan when he realised how disappointed he was that he may never be King.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/664499/Prince-Harry-embarrassed-as-young-fan-calls-for-him-monarch?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20daily-express-news-showbiz%20%28Daily%20Express%20%3A%3A%20News%20%2F%20Showbiz%20Feed%29

Invictus: The Road to the Games
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03rzrqs


BBC Radio 2 ‏@BBCRadio2
Breaking brekkie news! Prince Harry joins @aChrisEvans tomorrow for his first EVER live interview!!


The breakfast show starts ar  630:am-9:30am
You can listen here
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_two


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rebecca on April 26, 2016, 05:44:17 pm
^Out of the mouths of babes.... :NOwhy:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on April 26, 2016, 06:26:03 pm
^^^Has that Express article been yanked?  I can't gain access to it anymore.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 26, 2016, 07:05:08 pm
^yeah according to mycrarrythings tumblr the pics and the article was embargoed and it was meant to be posted on April 27 someone posted it too early.

I should have posted the whole article  just in case they changed anything being sneaky.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on April 26, 2016, 07:40:14 pm
^Interesting.  They allowed comments so I commented and then, *poof* gone.  So, will it be published tomorrow?  Did I read it also somewhere else on the DM?  It's a pretty important article, well, at least the D/D won't like it and Harry handled himself beautifully. 


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 26, 2016, 07:55:54 pm
i think 12 midnight they might post it when the embargo end


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 26, 2016, 08:57:08 pm
Prince Harry Speaks To Sky News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u85AeUR758U

PA Images ‏@PAImages 
Prince Harry takes part in filming of the Sky Sports TV show 'Game Changers' http://bit.ly/23ZlL6q 
Prince Harry on Game Changers
https://www.paimages.co.uk/headline/848312




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on April 26, 2016, 09:07:54 pm
Thank you Fly  :loveshower:!
That blue jeans he' s wearing are definitely  :thumbsdown: their color looks faded
Are they the same jeans worn when Obama visited him & Will and Waity, the trio?

Good job Harry btw  :flower: it' s so pleasant heariong you speaking, you got the IT factor your mum had


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on April 26, 2016, 09:25:40 pm
^^What a great video and, yes, PH has 'it' in spades.  I did notice, though, a little hedging on his part when asked if he received counseling for the invisible injuries and/or how he handles that.  Probably still something with which he struggles.  Amazing man.   Thank heavens for Harry and his big heart.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on April 26, 2016, 09:53:31 pm
When he talks about the images coming suddendly to one' s mind he looked so concerned and "into that". I wonder if something similar happened to him, if he witnessed something gruesome.

He' s doing such an amazing job, his talking about mental health regarding soldiers is completely different from the no sense pointless few words Will& Kate say about the same topic


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 26, 2016, 10:26:47 pm
Prince Harry received an awkward question from one of the young members of the audience.
http://www.skysports.com/watch/tv-shows/gamechangers/video/10259461/prince-harry-qa#ooid=E5NXI0MzE6ngTF-jDgPSvPNuIe5F3v3C

Prince Harry takes on 'Change Your Aim'
http://www.skysports.com/watch/tv-shows/gamechangers/video/10259464/prince-harry-takes-on-change-your-aim#ooid=FoNXI0MzE6bmMqww1ZZgSeWScTy7uT_Y


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on April 26, 2016, 10:32:18 pm
 :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower:
Thank you Fly!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 27, 2016, 01:51:46 am
Prince Harry: I won't be king


Prince Harry has disappointed his legion of fans by telling them he never expects to be king.

The fifth in line to the throne also said how he can identify with people with mental health problems are enduring the strain of fighting in a war zone.

Harry was visiting a primary school in Berkshire when one of the pupils, a nine-year-old boy called Tristan, asked him: “Are you ever going to be King?”

“That's the question everybody wanted, let's be honest!” laughed the Prince, adding: “You'll be glad to know, probably not!”

Tristan looked rather crestfallen, so the Prince dashed across the school hall at Lambs Lane Primary School in Wokingham, saying: “Oh look at the disappointment! I love that! I'm going to give you a high five.”

Tristan said later: “I just want Prince Harry to do what he wants, what he really, really wants. I think it would be a fun experience for him to be king. I would love to see him be king.”

The Prince had spent much of the morning high-fiving after arriving as the surprise guest on Sky Sports' Game Changers show being filmed in the school hall.

He was there to help present the show and showcase some of the competitors in his Paralympic-style Invictus Games, being held in Florida next month.

Prince Harry told Sky News that he was pleased to see mentally injured people competing at Invictus because he could relate to them after his two tours of Afghanistan.

He said: "There are images I've been lucky enough not to see, but there have been images that I've been unfortunate to see, nothing like some of these guys, but yes there is a percentage of me being able to relate to exactly what they go through.

"The army put you through a day, two day course on the way back through Cyprus which is crucial to everybody. I described it to someone ages ago as one of those slide shows that go through your mind.

"If you've got a good imagination as well, everything that you see, especially if it's something that is quite powerful, then that slide is in there; it's always in there and if you have dark moments in your life those slides will pop up."

During the show at the primary school, which aims to encourage children to get into sport through games and challenges and hearing from inspirational sportspeople, Prince Harry, 31, sat with double amputees Stuart Robinson, 34, and Scott Meenagh, 26, and Multiple Sclerosis sufferer Mary Wilson, 52, as they explained their sports to the children.

The Prince then took part in some wheelchair basketball drills with the youngsters, and helped them throw balls at a targets, some of which had his face on.

The filming did not go entirely smoothly. After the third take of the introduction, the Prince suggested: “Shall we stick with the first one?”

He clearly went down well with his new audience.

When you are doing a kids' TV show, the children know when somebody's fake and not there for the right reasons,” co-presenter and former Olympic sprinter Darren Campbell said. “They know Prince Harry was there for the right reasons. It will be a day those young people won’t forget.”

At one point, the Prince chatted to Craig, 10, a wheelchair user who has cerebral palsy. They watched a TV film of wheelchair-athlete Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham doing acrobatic, BMX-style tricks.

The Prince told Craig: “I hope to see you when you do backflips in your wheelchair.”

Craig said: “It was cool to meet him in real person. He said 'You're like one of the people who does the Invictus Games.'"
Presenter Di Dougherty said the Prince would make a perfect TV presenter. “He'd be great. He's a natural on camera and natural off camera. What he says, he means. He is one of the guys.”

The Game Changers Invictus Special airs on Friday April 29 at 5pm.

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Prince Harry performed an act as a ventriloquist's dummy at the Queen's 90th birthday party.

The Prince took to the stage for a short cabaret during the after-dinner entertainment at the celebration in Windsor Castle last week, and was the "dummy" for ventriloquist Nina Conti.

A source told Hello! magazine that the Prince was "genuinely brilliant" and must have been practising because his actions were in time with Conti's words.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/26/prince-harry-i-wont-be-king/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: kolkomilko on April 27, 2016, 07:23:25 am
He is a very nice person as he speaks to people.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 27, 2016, 02:45:18 pm
Gareth Malone: 'I tried to get Prince Harry on the Invictus Choir
It has been a powerful experience that has made me think about my own life and how lucky I am," says Gareth Malone as TV Times catches up with him to chat about his most demanding choral challenge to date...

In BBC1’s documentary Gareth's Invictus Choir (Thursday, May 5), we’ll see choirmaster extraordinaire Gareth, 40, search for vocal talent among veteran members of the Armed Forces who have experienced injury or trauma.

This very special choir will then sing at the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida…
http://www.whatsontv.co.uk/tv-news/news/gareth-malone-i-tried-to-get-prince-harry-on-the-invictus-choir-but-he-said-hes-not-the-greatest-singer


Clips from the radio show

Prince Harry: "Breaking! Rachel's left nostril has finally unblocked!"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03sc2hw?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_radio_2&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=radio_and_music

Prince Harry: "The power of sport is something unbelievably special"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03sc3vm?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign%20=the_chris_evans_breakfast_show&ns_source=facebook&ns_linkname=radio_and_music



Full radio interview

Prince Harry and David Wiseman’s full interview on the upcoming Invictus Games starting at around 01:39:40.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0784x9t#play

[arcodding to Chris Evans this was Harry's song request

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K0qH6lUG0ww&ebc=ANyPxKoTCBpkOjA82Pq2lcqCyJzuW-P84ff7_bq4XKMmfCGUKFRiG88V4Y2jMc6-ZxEP0elcNcXkhDP7vmQE866N5ForyLt9Wg


Gareth's Invictus Choir: Trailer - BBC One
https://m.youtube.com/watch?ebc=ANyPxKoTCBpkOjA82Pq2lcqCyJzuW-P84ff7_bq4XKMmfCGUKFRiG88V4Y2jMc6-ZxEP0elcNcXkhDP7vmQE866N5ForyLt9Wg&v=XFx_uATlHk8




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 28, 2016, 03:00:44 pm
Prince Harry to visit Toronto and Florida


As previously announced, Prince Harry will travel to Toronto and Florida in May to attend events for the Invictus Games and his charity Sentebale.

He will visit Toronto on 2nd May to attend three engagements marking the official launch of the countdown to the third Invictus Games which will be held in the city in September 2017. The third Invictus Games will be held in Toronto from 26 – 30 September 2017 and will include over 600 competitors from 16 nations competing in 12 sports events.

Prince Harry will attend a launch ceremony at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, where he will join dignitaries and members of the Canadian Invictus Team to welcome the 2017 Games and celebrate the continuation of their legacy in Canada. Prince Harry will be among those delivering speeches at the event.
https://www.royal.uk/prince-harry-visit-toronto-and-florida


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 28, 2016, 07:13:48 pm
ROYAL INTERVIEW: Today Vanessa Echols, WFTV got an exclusive interview with Prince Harry about the Invictus Games coming to Orlando next week. How cool is this? Vanessa will tell you all about it today on Eyewitness News at 4pm
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/143540658096/royal-interview-today-vanessa-echols-wftv-got-an#notes

 live stream
http://www.wftv.com/watch-live


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 28, 2016, 10:01:17 pm
Full
Prince Harry Interview- Orlando News Videos | WFTV
scroll down for the link it's in 2 parts
http://www.wftv.com/video



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on April 29, 2016, 04:25:05 am
Prince Harry urged to marry Cheryl after former X Factor judge's split
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3564297/Prince-Harry-joins-sport-stars-awards-ceremony.html
Not taking comments on the article.

Do any of you guys get the joke?  ???  She's suposedly in a relationship with one of One Direction chap and getting a divorce from her 2nd husband after having drama with her first husband after she moved her mum into the marital home. The woman's beautiful but a complete flake, imo.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: leogirl on April 29, 2016, 06:57:56 am
Two divorces = too much drama. How about someone who isn't/wasn't already married?  :-

Not to mention, second marriages have higher divorce rates than first marriages, and third marriages have higher divorce rates than second marriages. Life is hard enough without having the odds against you.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 29, 2016, 02:37:35 pm
The First Lady ‏@FLOTUS
Hey, @KensingtonRoyal! Are you ready for @InvictusOrlando? Game on.
https://mobile.twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/726033605093412864/video/1


Kensington Palace‏@KensingtonRoyal
Wow @FLOTUS and @POTUS, some @weareinvictus fighting talk there! You can dish it out, but can you take it? - H.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on April 29, 2016, 03:12:00 pm
^Now, that's cute.  And for a super duper cause.  Harry's so well-liked, well, everywhere!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 29, 2016, 04:07:51 pm
Kensington Palace ‏@KensingtonRoyal
Unfortunately for you @FLOTUS and @POTUS I wasn't alone when you sent me that video
https://amp.twimg.com/v/99f408b2-faea-40a8-9532-add82527df8a


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Alexandrine on April 29, 2016, 05:42:51 pm
Lol Harry know how this works


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 29, 2016, 05:58:00 pm
'Oh really . .?' Prince Harry enrolls a sarcastic royal grandmother to respond to the Obamas after they lay down US challenge for Prince Harry and British veterans at wounded warrior 'Olympics'

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The Queen has starred alongside Prince Harry in a hilarious promotional video for the Invictus Games following a 'threat' by the Obamas about the Americans winning.

Michelle and Barack Obama tweeted a short video earlier today where they reminded Prince Harry he had told the American athletes to 'bring it' to the competition, which was founded by the royal and starts on May 8.

In the playful clip, they ridicule the young Prince's confidence and state: 'Hey Prince Harry. Remember when you told us to bring it at the Invictus Games? Be careful what you wish for.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3565962/Oh-really-Queen-s-hilarious-reaction-Obamas-lay-gauntlet-Prince-Harry-Invictus-Games.html#ixzz47EfcuoIP


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on April 29, 2016, 06:05:46 pm
^I love it!  What unparalleled PR for this truly worthwhile initiative.  And what a good sport HM is in all of this.  I think Round #1 goes to HM and PH on this one although I do have to hand it to P/FL Obama for their support.   kisss


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: CarryingOn on April 29, 2016, 10:23:40 pm
I loved the video! So funny, yet so sweet. The sweetness is Elizabeth and Harry and Michelle and Harry. First a kiss on the cheek and now calling her Michelle, instead of the First Lady or First Lady Michelle. Elizabeth was there for Walking with the Wounded and now Invictus. He really does seem to have a great relationship with both ladies and I love that. No matter who you are in the world, what you have or don't have, or where you come from good, genuine relationships is a true blessing and something to smile about.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on April 29, 2016, 10:53:35 pm
http://jezebel.com/the-obamas-are-fake-feuding-with-prince-harry-and-queen-1773827159 (http://jezebel.com/the-obamas-are-fake-feuding-with-prince-harry-and-queen-1773827159)

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The Obamas Are Fake Feuding With Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II on Twitter

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“Boom—really, please,” says the 90-year-old queen, who can barely keep from giggling and appears to be having a genuinely good time squaring off with the President and First Lady of the United States for the entertainment of the social media masses.

I love this fake feud. This fake feud is wonderful.


What's really important (from comments):

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Mr.Noir, Liberal Hippie King
Kelly Faircloth
4/29/16 2:48pm
I'm kind of ashamed to admit I've never heard of the Invictus (awesome poem. Good movie.) Games. The whole thing sounds awesome! The games, the purpose, the good natured shi*t talking. It's sweet and kinda helps me get my head out of the oven about trump, Cruz, the newest police brutality report, the transphobic bathroom laws, etc. maybe there's hope for us yet?

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Mr.Noir, Liberal Hippie King
Kelly Faircloth
4/29/16 2:53pm
After I read the article I immediately looked it up and you’re right, 2014 was the year of the inaugural games. Not to sound too schmaltzy but with everything else going on the whole thing is pretty damn inspiring.
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Mental Iceberg
Kelly Faircloth
4/29/16 2:55pm
OMFG. Prince Harry and his Grandma? My Grinchy heart just grew 3 sizes and now I don’t know what do with myself :(
36

Keep it up, PH!   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Little light on April 30, 2016, 12:09:55 am
It's easy to see HM adore her grandson.  :lips:

Good on PH for doing such a great job. And what he should do is take over The Prince's Trust from PC, incorporate a part for veterans and for older people who have lost their way, re lost jobs, homes etc and he's onto a winner all round.

 I do think he has grown into a man. And I do think he would be better than PW to be King.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on April 30, 2016, 02:07:22 am
^so true. He's a doer wher Wills is a sulker and dabler.
It's nice to see HM with a glint in her eye and a smile on her face when saying her line.  :tehe:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on April 30, 2016, 02:57:15 am
This is great! Well done to all!  :thumbsup:

Love seeing the look on the Queens face- you can tell that she's really proud of Harry.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on April 30, 2016, 03:02:01 am
Richard Palmer not a happy bunny right now:

It's tempting, so tempting. Good clickbait for online but we're so reluctant to publicise royal PR released solely through social media.
https://twitter.com/RoyalReporter/status/726073869937852416

Trouble is, we do it this time, next time it will be an announcement about Harry getting married or something via social media
https://twitter.com/RoyalReporter/status/726079900038389760

It's about how KP's PR strategy has antagonised the media so much, many of us don't want to help them publicise causes any more.
https://twitter.com/RoyalReporter/status/726081463804936192

We probably will do a bit but KP's media strategy is so badly wrong at present, I'm really not keen to write what they want.
https://twitter.com/RoyalReporter/status/726078418387898368


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on April 30, 2016, 03:13:30 am
I dont blame them simply because the press has largly played the game that the palace wanted all these years and now's been disgarded for social media. Things like this should've gone out to the regualr press and social media.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 30, 2016, 03:43:38 am
The problem with social media is that it often isn't presented in a mature, dignified way.

Richard Palmer not a happy bunny right now:

It's tempting, so tempting. Good clickbait for online but we're so reluctant to publicise royal PR released solely through social media.
https://twitter.com/RoyalReporter/status/726073869937852416

Trouble is, we do it this time, next time it will be an announcement about Harry getting married or something via social media
https://twitter.com/RoyalReporter/status/726079900038389760

It's about how KP's PR strategy has antagonised the media so much, many of us don't want to help them publicise causes any more.
https://twitter.com/RoyalReporter/status/726081463804936192

We probably will do a bit but KP's media strategy is so badly wrong at present, I'm really not keen to write what they want.
https://twitter.com/RoyalReporter/status/726078418387898368

After all the favors the press has done the BRF, the press deserves better treatment.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on April 30, 2016, 03:56:57 am
This is revealing to me in that discussion thread:

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A. Engel ‏@meanthing63  11h11 hours ago
@RoyalReporter You are right. But isn't it so sad that Will/Kate PR ruin all the fun?
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Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: CarryingOn on April 30, 2016, 08:29:55 am
1. In this case there was much benefit to Harry taking the Internet by surprise instead of having reporters announce the video in advance. I don't think they should've given the press a heads up. That was a part of the fun of the whole thing.

2. Richard, *be quiet* because this was not PR for Harry unlike all the crap you've been willing to spout off on Twig & Berry and Mattress' behalf. This was to promote Invictus.

3. Five years on and I can officially label Richard Palmer annoying.

4. Once again, Richard's annoying. He's such a flip flopper. He tweeted this just two months ago:

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@LiLiPhilips Not really. I like covering his duties but it's a bit of a struggle to find anything interesting to say about him at the moment

That doesn't make sense to me because Harry is just so personable, likable, open, warm, charming, charismatic, can carry a great conversation, and a million and one other good things, but if that's how he feels/sees things fine. However, I, then, don't understand what he's griping about now. You've nothing interesting to say about Harry so what does it matter anyway. Funny though, as he's found plenty of opportunities to say some sugar rubbish about Mattress.

If this were WillNot and Kannot, he would've RT'd that vid faster than you could say kiss @ss.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on April 30, 2016, 11:35:22 am
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The problem with social media is that it often isn't presented in a mature, dignified way.
I agree

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After all the favors the press has done the BRF, the press deserves better treatment.
I agree again, after all the BRF needs the press, so they should treat it better


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: CarryingOn on April 30, 2016, 04:34:01 pm
The British Press should stop being a bunch of simpering wimps. You try to be on their side but they all act like a bunch of punks too afraid to do what they want and Richard Palmer can talk about how they're there to report news but their actions always portray them as wanting to be in with the "kool gang" more than anything else. They were critical after the holi-tour but will they keep it up? Or will they let themselves be falsely placated with some other nonsense about George or whatever and fall back into throwing sugar on Willnot and Kannot.

Why don't some of them put their money where their mouth is and say since they don't want to give us any news, we'll stop writing about them altogether.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on April 30, 2016, 06:06:21 pm
Ok we've banged on about the media enough and it's off topic anyway.  Let's keep this about Harry's project or updated articles on it.  Tx.  YM


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on May 01, 2016, 02:24:42 am
GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Keep an eye out for Prince Harry's posh blonde at the Invictus
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When the Invictus Games get under way next Sunday, keep an eye on Prince Harry’s entourage.

I gather that quietly nestled among them is a pretty, tall blonde sports therapist who he has his eye on.

Harry is said to be so serious about her that he has told only two people – Guy Pelly and his ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy – of her name to make sure that, if the relationship does evolve, it is away from the pressure of family and friends taking an unhelpfully keen interest in his marriage prospects.
Harry was stung by the reaction to his relationship with another blonde, Cressida Bonas, who bolted under the pressure. I am told his latest love interest is ‘fit and posh’.

She has also worked closely with injured ex-Army officers and the Walking With The Wounded charity which Harry supports. She sounds perfect…
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3567661/GIRL-TOWN-eye-Prince-Harry-s-posh-blonde-Invictus-Games.html

Wow, this whole piece made no sense. He has his eye on a posh blonde  :bored:  and call Chelsey and Guy Pelly about her  ???  and naturally the press knows as well and to look out for her at the Invictus Games next Saturday.  :dontknow:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on May 01, 2016, 11:13:41 am
Probably some journalist has spotted a tall blond sport therapist and build up a story about that. If he was so serious and told two persons only, why then the press knows it? But if it is true and he' s in love I' m happy  :flower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 01, 2016, 09:55:32 pm
Prince Harry got the Queen involved with trash-talking America ahead of Invictus
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Many of you already discussed this in Friday’s KING HARRY post, but it’s worth dedicating a full post to this. The Invictus Games are almost here, and this year’s games are being held in Florida. Considering First Lady Michelle Obama’s dedicated work with military families and veterans, she’s been all over the Invictus Games and she and Prince Harry have gotten quite close in the past few years in particular. Even when the Obamas came for dinner at Kensington Palace, Michelle and Harry were the only ones who greeted each other as intimate friends (Harry couldn’t help but go in for a kiss, right in front of the PRESIDENT!). The point is that Michelle and Harry enjoy each other. Michelle is one of us, I suspect: she sees Harry as the dirty-sexy, roguish ginger snap that we see too.

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Ooooh, shots fired!! You know it’s going down when a Brit starts sh-t talking PAUL REVERE. Before the Yanks could set fire to #AllTheTea, Harry decided to drop the coup de grace of sh-t talking though: he involved Her Majesty the Queen. Mic drop. BOOM.

http://www.celebitchy.com/483317/prince_harry_got_the_queen_involved_with_trash-talking_america_ahead_of_invictus/


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 02, 2016, 03:28:38 am
Harry will be in Toronto

ITINERARY FOR MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016

http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2016/05/01/itinerary-monday-may-2-2016


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 02, 2016, 04:20:24 am
I think Kate might be there and cheering wildly, ignoring William, and reaching for Harry all day in and out.

The last time, she couldn't go because of her 'HG' and had to stay away.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: kolkomilko on May 02, 2016, 01:41:15 pm
^ Leaving her children at home? People still haven't forgot St. Patrick's Day.  bignono


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 02, 2016, 02:59:36 pm
Live stream

Prince Harry to meet with PM, greet Invictus Games competitors, during Toronto visit
http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/prince-harry-to-meet-with-pm-greet-invictus-games-competitors-during-toronto-visit-1.2883140

http://www.etcanada.com/blogs/etc_185640/prince-harry-to-host-2017-invictus-games-in-toronto/royals


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 02, 2016, 09:11:45 pm
Justin Trudeau@JustinTrudeau
Dear @POTUS, @FLOTUS and @KensingtonRoyal - did someone say "bring it?" Canada's ready for @InvictusOrlando.
https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau/status/727207562479734784


.@POTUS, @FLOTUS et @KensingtonRoyal : vous nous mettez au défi? Le Canada est prêt pour les Jeux @InvictusOrlando.
https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau/status/727207287941554176

Justin Trudeau meets with Prince Harry in Toronto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGQ2YMid99U


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on May 03, 2016, 01:28:59 am
Wow- Canada's really going all out. It's great to see!  :thumbsup:

Harry's just such a natural at everything he does, and you can tell that he really cares. He looks every bit the way an heir should.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 03, 2016, 01:49:17 am
Sad the the press are so quiet about this this is interesting its for a great cause ,but nope nothing let it be about some BBB oh all of them will suddenly find a voice to talk about it then want to play lost when people call them out on the hier vs spare thing they have going on with William and William could pick his nose and Kate could sneeze and they will have 3 articles about it .

Invictus Games 2016: Young Servicemen, Women And Their Families Share Their Inspirational Stories

Dozens of young British injured servicemen and women will join their counterparts from 14 other nations for the second Invictus Games competition next week.

The Games, which will take place in Orlando, Florida from 8th - 12th May, are supported by Prince Harry and Michelle Obama, and several other very famous faces.

While the competitors are injured, often after having been wounded in service, the event aims to provide new forms of motivation and appreciation.

And despite harrowing tales of adversity, the idea behind Invictus is one of recognition, not sympathy.
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/invictus-games-2016-competitors_uk_57262098e4b0d6f7bed5fdd4?utm_hp_ref=uk-sport&ir=UK%2BSport&section=uk_sport&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


Harry gives his Invictus Games bracelet to a little girl in the crowd after receiving flowers from her.
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/143758387094/be-still-my-heart-harry-gives-his-invictus-games#notes

Prince Harry visiting Ryerson University!
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/143754101074/dreamingtheuk-via-asto96-on-instagram#notes

 PM Justin Trudeau us a good looking man


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 03, 2016, 06:58:34 am
Sounds like he's really making this happen.

^ Leaving her children at home? People still haven't forgot St. Patrick's Day.

I don't think Kate will care, she'll be leaping all over Harry nonstop.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 03, 2016, 02:29:53 pm
Invictus Games - 2016: 1. The Road to the Games (Low Quality)


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pm6WQVW6A7w



Prince Harry bares his soul in Toronto visit
http://m.torontosun.com/2016/05/02/prince-harry-in-toronto-for-invictus-games-launch-ceremony


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 04, 2016, 05:59:27 am
Amazing how Harry has turned this into a worldwide phenomenon.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on May 04, 2016, 06:26:18 am
Harry inspires people and seems to have found his path and it's a glorious one.  Very few have that innate ability and he seems to do it effortlessly and is comfortable with whomever he meets.  It's a beautiful thing to watch and the cause is so worthy that there is no downside.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 05, 2016, 02:08:20 pm
Norah O'Donnell to interview Prince Harry ahead of Invictus Games

Ahead of the Invictus Games, "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell will interview Britain's Prince Harry on Friday. It will be a wide-ranging conversation.

The games will be held in Orlando, Florida, from Sunday through Thursday -- the first time the event is held in the United States.

Prince Harry created the Invictus Games in 2014 as a competition for wounded active or veteran service men and women. The games will feature participants from 15 nations.

O'Donnell is an ambassador for the Games.

Watch a preview of the royal interview Friday on the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley," which airs at 6:30 p.m. ET, or on CBSN, CBS News' 24/7 digital streaming news network.

The full piece will be broadcast Monday, May 9 on "CBS This Morning," which airs 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cbs-this-morning-norah-odonnell-to-interview-prince-harry-ahead-of-invictus-games/


Good Morning America ‏@GMA
MONDAY ON @GMA: @RobinRoberts interviews @FLOTUS Michelle Obama and Prince Harry at the @WeAreInvictus Games.



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on May 05, 2016, 02:28:46 pm
^It's so cool.  The news cycles are really giving this a push, too, here in the States.  I'm so glad to see that!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 05, 2016, 06:44:35 pm
The happiest place on Earth! Florida goes into a frenzy as Prince Harry touches down in the Sunshine State ahead of the Invictus Games

    Prince Harry touched down in Florida on Tuesday afternoon as he prepares to host the Invictus Games at Walt Disney World in Orlando this weekend
    The world's most eligible royal was photographed coming off his plane at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
    Many in the Sunshine State took to Twitter after learning of his arrival to express their desire to marry the 31-year-old royal
    Harry kept things cheap on his trip, flying in from Toronto on West Jet, a low-cost airline that operates out of Canada
    'Prince Harry comes to Florida this week....Operation Marry Harry is in full effect, THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!!' wrote one young woman
    Others were upset, like one woman who wrote; 'I JUST LEFT SOUTH FLORIDA AND PRINCE HARRY JUST LANDED THERE WTF WHYY'


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3573093/The-happiest-place-Earth-Florida-goes-frenzy-Prince-Harry-touches-Sunshine-State-ahead-Invictus-Games.html#ixzz47nwU7200


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 05, 2016, 09:41:08 pm
^It's so cool.  The news cycles are really giving this a push, too, here in the States.  I'm so glad to see that!

It is but now the UK press whining about how they feel left out in the cold harry giving all these interviews to the US press

 he did Sky News UK  Game Changers,BBC One- Invictus: Road to the Games,BBC One,BBC Radio 2 interview etc,and not one of them made a mention of it on their twitter feed the only thing they focus on is when he said arse in the radio interview. they don't talk about Games or mental health/PTSD cause as Richard P said he's not saying anything new.all they want really ask him is about the camb kids and if he's seeing any of the BBB


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on May 05, 2016, 11:29:42 pm
^'*despise* to quote Jesus offhandedly but he said it best:  "No one's a prophet in their own village".  The UK media have no idea what a gold mine they have in Harry.  More's the pity.

I, for one, am thrilled at the international success he has managed to bring to this truly new (for us) and heartfelt initiative.  You rock, Harry, and the US loves you!   :loveshower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Serena on May 06, 2016, 09:26:19 am
^^

If it was not for you I would not know a quarter of what he does... The dailymail was all about KAte and theVogue thing for a few days and had a million articles on the MEt gala but about one or two articles about HArry and I had to scroll down tofing them.

I don't feel sorry for the british press they made their bed when they chose to put light mostly on the bad and irrelevant things . Americans treat him better.

I know it's the whole heir/spare thing but when the heir does not want to make an effort I don't see why he should be protected.

I'm sorry Palmer feels wounded soldiers fighting to get back in the game is repetitive. I guess news of  a hamster are much more exiting.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: leogirl on May 06, 2016, 10:18:31 am
Camb kids aren't his and I doubt he sees them often so he's most likely not going to talk about them.

If he's dating someone and wants the world to know he'd say something or bring her out in public with him. He's either not seeing anyone or doesn't want to go public yet (too soon for a serious relationship).. I'm sure the dating questions get old fast.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 06, 2016, 02:16:52 pm
Invictus Games
Invictus Games‏@WeAreInvictus
Sun is shining, competitors are preparing and @InvictusOrlando is just a few days away!
https://mobile.twitter.com/WeAreInvictus/status/728243318526754818



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 06, 2016, 05:40:07 pm
sperrypeoplemagWatch: Prince Harry meeting competitors limbering up at the swimming pool @invictusorlando
https://www.instagram.com/p/BFEfZS5RFWm/

Beginning this weekend, the ESPN Wide World of Sports will be home to the 2016 Invictus Games - an international sporting event for injured military service members.
http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/2016-invictus-games/news/06may2016-invictus-games-athletes-appearing-at-the-magic-kingdom.htm


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on May 06, 2016, 07:19:21 pm
 :flower: W Prince Harry!!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3574642/Prince-Harry-opens-Princess-Diana-admits-wants-make-proud.html#comments

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3574059/Wasting-no-time-Prince-Harry-hits-polo-field-charity-match-just-hours-touched-Florida-annual-Invictus-Games.html

The last title is quite misleading since the model is married with a polo player and that' s all, she' s not there to date Harry


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on May 06, 2016, 07:21:56 pm
^Nacho is an awesome guy from all I've read.  Extremely generous of heart, spirit and money.  A rare combo.  Good choice, Harry!

^^Well, I've shared all of this info with my US buddies on FB and am really curious to see/read their reactions to this.  I'm expecting a few "What's this?  It's cool!" 


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 06, 2016, 11:06:56 pm
Prince Harry Is in Orlando – and Everyone Is Already in Love

On Friday he met with 2-year-old Golden Retriever Jasmine, who can sense when her owner, Air Force veteran David Romero, has a PTSD attack coming on – and alert him to it so he can take preventative medication.

Harry – who previously bonded with an adorable dog on his trip to Nepal in March – came face-to-whiskery face with the pup as he toured the pool area of the Invictus Games site.
http://www.people.com/article/prince-harry-orlando-invictus-games-dog-photo?xid=rss-topheadlines


Team USA! Meet the Inspiring Stars of the U.S. Invictus Team
Prince Harry's Invictus Games is upon us!

The royal is bringing his Paralympic-style event for wounded servicemen and women stateside to Orlando. And the second round of the games – which launched in London in 2014 – will feature the support of First Lady Michelle Obama, Rascal Flatts and a roster of inspiring athletes.

"This is the big one!" Harry tells PEOPLE of the event, which kicks off May 8.

The Invictus Games will feature hundreds of veterans and active duty members from around the world. Here are a few of the standouts representing the U.S. in this year's event.
http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_21004406,00.html


I hope she would have been proud..thinking…of what we have achieved.” -Prince Harry on #mothersday @WeAreInvictus
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/143959643793/i-hope-she-would-have-been-proudthinkingof#notes




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 07, 2016, 01:37:36 pm
Prince Harry Talks Invictus Games
http://abcnews.go.com/International/video/prince-harry-talks-invictus-games-38945238

Prince Harry: Finding My Purpose
http://duchess-of-aquitaine.tumblr.com/post/143976795774/prince-harry-finding-my-purpose

Prince Harry sits down with TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager to explain why he created the Invictus Games. See the full interview Monday on TODAY.
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/143981669844/henry-wales-prince-harry-sits-down-with-todays#notes

Harry: Prince charming with a cause
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/invictus-games/os-prince-harry-orlando-invictus-games-20160506-story.html



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on May 07, 2016, 02:55:09 pm
 :loveshower:  Prince Harry is the best! Enjoy him US girls!!!  kisss


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: kolkomilko on May 07, 2016, 03:05:13 pm
He always enjoys what he does, doesn't he.  :flower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on May 07, 2016, 04:05:17 pm
Ah, it's so nice just to read about Harry and the IG without anyone stealing his thunder with attention seeking stunts like the first time the IG was being promoted. I love this side of Harry; such a beautiful soul as he wants to use his position to help others. Him opening up about his PTSD has shed light on why he's not had a serious romance since Chelsey and why he most likely drinks heavily to dull the images in his mind. I think that by being around his fellow soldiers and mature people like Michelle Obama, he's finding healthier ways to handle his mental issues. Around them, he's a man first and formost and not his title. I think when he's back in London, he mightn't have people around him that he can really talk to because they defer to his royal status first and not as a man with his own issues like everyone else, imo.  :hug:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 08, 2016, 04:22:15 am
Prince Harry meeting athletes and supporters at the Invictus Games, May 7.
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/144013701479/prince-harry-meeting-athletes-and-supporters-at#notes



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on May 08, 2016, 04:48:51 am
Rookie@royalfocus1
Definition of exclusive,an item or story published or broadcast by only one source.
https://twitter.com/royalfocus1/status/729093858680811520

Amazing all the exclusive Prince Harry interviews I've seen in the last week or so!
https://twitter.com/royalfocus1/status/729092271971442689


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on May 08, 2016, 05:41:19 am
It's game on for Harry's invincibles: Prince will join Michelle Obama and a host of stars for the Invictus Games opening ceremony
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3579104/It-s-game-Harry-s-invincibles-Prince-join-Michelle-Obama-host-stars-Invictus-Games-opening-ceremony.html
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3579104/It-s-game-Harry-s-invincibles-Prince-join-Michelle-Obama-host-stars-Invictus-Games-opening-ceremony.html#ixzz482GVvrWM
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It's on ESPN in the USA.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 08, 2016, 06:34:29 am
Intriguing quote:

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An amazing event well done King Harry for bringing the Invictus Games and raising awareness of the plight and difficulty military men and women face. The Invictus Games is a great tool for healing and also empowerment and regaining a sense of self and self esteem


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 08, 2016, 12:24:35 pm
Get Inspired: How the Invictus Games have saved me


Invictus Games 2016

Venue:
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Orlando, Florida
Date:
8-12 May
Coverage:
Daily live coverage and highlights on BBC One from 9-13 May and via the BBC Sport website
A team of 110 athletes will be representing the United Kingdom at the Invictus Games, which take place in Orlando, Florida from 8-12 May.

The team is made up of wounded, injured and sick serving military personnel and veterans, and the event, the brainchild of Prince Harry, will feature 500 competitors from 14 nations competing in 10 sports.

The selection process for the UK team was based on the benefit the Games will give an individual as part of their recovery, combined with performance and commitment to training.
http://www.bbc.com/sport/get-inspired/36105424




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on May 08, 2016, 12:25:24 pm
Huge (trust me) influx of monies from the great state of Michigan, one of my 3 home states, and many others through Dow USA announced today:

http://www.ourmidland.com/news/dow-supporting-invictus-games-veterans/article_cdf5e9aa-d879-5dd4-b778-242a8f367efc.html (http://www.ourmidland.com/news/dow-supporting-invictus-games-veterans/article_cdf5e9aa-d879-5dd4-b778-242a8f367efc.html)

Quote
The Dow Chemical Co. has announced its official support for the Invictus Games Orlando 2016, the only international sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured service men and women.

In a press release, the company said it has a long history of working with veterans through employment opportunities and community engagement initiatives.

“We believe that veterans embody heroism and service, some of the noblest elements of the human spirit. This makes us proud to support these Games and also to provide opportunities for veterans to work at Dow,” Pedro Suarez, president of Dow USA.

The Invictus Games, founded in 2013 by Prince Harry, harness the power of sports to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country. This year’s event from May 8 to 12 will showcase more than 500 military competitors from 14 nations who will take part in 10 sporting events.




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on May 08, 2016, 04:24:57 pm
Prince Harry reveals he IS on the hunt for a new girlfriend as he vows to complete 'unfinished business' left by Princess Diana
Quote
Says while he is focussed on work it would be 'fantastic' to meet someone
But said it is difficult because intrusion into his private life is 'incessant'
'If or when I do find a girlfriend, I will do my utmost... to ensure that me and her can get to a point where we're actually comfortable with each other before the massive invasion that is inevitably going to happen into her privacy,' he told The Sunday Times.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3578755/Early-chased-harassed-channeled-energy-Prince-Harry-shares-joy-Invictus-Games-starts-day-meeting-competitors-fans.html#ixzz484ufYbOA
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I don't get that he thinks he'll never have another gf.  ??? 


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on May 08, 2016, 04:45:53 pm
^Love ya to the ends of the earth, Harry, but it's "she and I" not "her and me".   'Makes you sound like a dolt and we all know you're not.   kisss


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 08, 2016, 05:17:10 pm
Can someone PLEASE break the "Harry Romance" thread?

Prince Harry is having the time of his life in Florida for the Invictus Games
http://www.celebitchy.com/484473/prince_harry_is_having_the_time_of_his_life_in_florida_for_the_invictus_games/


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on May 08, 2016, 05:24:33 pm
^People are posting there, KF.  Not sure what you want.  YM


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 08, 2016, 06:56:20 pm
Live stream
Invictus Games Symposium on Invisible Wounds
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B-DLfEbV8Gw&ebc=ANyPxKrtSaPsLEiD9SFjBjIDQR0Jz2fgtmlFEjik2htAwbeE254Xyjkf-UBMMoNJGX--bT0HsEDRsutxvwF10bsXHpfYyJxu4g


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 08, 2016, 08:09:52 pm
Prince Harry explains his love of sport
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=15487794

Prince Harry on The Andrew Marr Show
https://vimeo.com/165775662


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on May 08, 2016, 10:02:44 pm
WOW!!!!  :loveshower:
The spotlights aren' t on him but on the people and the games! Good job prince!  :flower:

The good thing is that he also wondered if the monarchy is still useful or not in one of the interview I read  :flower: so he' s not entitled at all like his brother and he feel necessary only if he works


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on May 08, 2016, 11:23:28 pm
Ohhh, the way he told the story of the soldier who they thought was dead but then took a breath brought tears to my jaded eyes.  He's got soul.  What an amazing spirit he has. 


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 09, 2016, 01:38:43 am
live stream
http://www.shadow-net.me/channels/ESPN-2.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: CarryingOn on May 09, 2016, 01:59:00 am
So we're basically an hour in and every thing so far has been so beautiful!!!! :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower:

Well done Harry!! Princess Diana would be so proud! I'm so glad for the part that FLOTUS played in it also. I'm so thankful for everyone involved and I'm proud of all of our militaries!! #TeamUSA though 8)


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 09, 2016, 03:59:43 am
Let the games begin! 'Privileged' Prince Harry gives emotional speech about helping his 'military family' as he opens Invictus Games in Orlando with Michelle Obama and George W Bush

Prince Harry paid tribute to wounded soldiers for the sacrifices they made as he opened the Invictus Games
He said he realized how 'privileged' he was to be a prince during his service with the British Army in Afghanistan
The Prince recalled flying home on a plane with a dead Danish soldier and three seriously injured British servicemen
The harrowing experience inspired him to set up the Invictus Games to give something back to his 'military family'
Harry was at the opening ceremony with First Lady Michelle Obama and former President George W Bush
They and stars including Morgan Freeman and singer James Blunt applauded as the 15 teams walked out 
Veteran Staff Sergeant August O'Neill dropped down from a helicopter to present and hoist up the Invictus flag
Four-day games celebrates achievements of wounded and disabled veterans and includes 8 sports and track & field


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3580216/Let-games-begin-Prince-Harry-Michelle-Obama-host-celebrities-prepare-open-Invictus-Games-Orlando.html#ixzz487jcfs3v


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on May 09, 2016, 04:05:29 am
^Wow.  Just...wow. 

Good luck to all participants!!!!   :bouncy:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on May 09, 2016, 04:30:00 am
 :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower:  AMAZING.
DT had me in tears overcoming his horific injuries and telling his powerful story how he pulled through for his son.  :hug:
Harry, what can be said that's already been said.   kisss
Let the games begin.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 09, 2016, 10:28:02 am
King Harry for me, at least he has a soul and feelings, unlike the vile Stepford duo.  Can you imagine the dorks of cambridge allowing the Invictus Games to be all about them and not the disabled veterans?  No, neither can I.  Well done to him, and he is getting much praise for putting them first, shows how much it is noticed that the dorks don´t that, everything is about them, them and them again.  Harry is Diana´s son, in every way, and boy does it show big time.  He doesn´t have to do IG, or put himself out, but he does, he interacts, gets involved, he CARES and that is the whole point, puts his heart and soul into it.  A raging success, and I am so happy for him, and happy that the dorks did not attend and try to take the limelight, this is his hard work, he did not deserve it to be overshadowed by a pair of idiots.  Well done Harry, excellent events and apperances.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 09, 2016, 06:05:57 pm
Prince Harry Invictus Games pics
http://www.gettyimages.com/photos/prince-harry?family=editorial&phrase=prince%20harry&sort=best&excludenudity=true


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Val on May 09, 2016, 06:37:18 pm
^

What a lovely, genuinely compassionate man.  Just heard on TV that Bill Medd is involving himself with veteran's mental health.  He just has to muscle in, he just doesn't get it that he hasn't got 'it' and never will have especially chained to the Medds.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 09, 2016, 07:06:02 pm
Carlo Calcagni wins the gold medal for Crono Cycling
http://ginger-ninjas.tumblr.com/post/144102844183/carlo-calcagni-wins-the-gold-medal-for-crono

Invictus Games 2016
‏@InvictusOrlando
Micky Yule on Prince Harry: "He puts a lot of pressure on people, high people, to make sure the boys are looked after." #InvictusGames2016

Chris Jackson ‏@ChrisJack_Getty  3h3 hours ago
Is this the best team picture ever?!@FLOTUS with Prince Harry and the US Invictus Team @InvictusOrlando @GettyImages
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CiBerYSU4AA8IYN.jpg


Prince Harry discusses how Queen Elizabeth II was excited to help “trash talk” @FLOTUS, @POTUS.

http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/144105686209/princeh3nry-prince-harry-discusses-how-queen#notes


Harry's imitation of POTUS is funny


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: marion on May 09, 2016, 07:11:17 pm
Oh Harry - I have just fallen in love all over again  :loveshower: :loveshower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 09, 2016, 07:57:43 pm
Chris Jackson ‏@ChrisJack_Getty
US @InvictusOrlando road cyclist Katie Kuiper gets a kiss from a Prince #InvictusGames
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CiCSwaQXAAA9J4V.jpg

sweet picture

This guy is taking it to another level.....#invictusgames @invictusorlando #invictusbehindthescenes
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CiCTdb-WsAIO-Gf.jpg

One of the younger supporters! Double gold winner Rob Cromey-Hawke and his daughter Pippa #princeharry
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CiCRtyKWkAAL9f1.jpg



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 09, 2016, 09:10:19 pm
Gareth's Invictus Choir -Episode 1 BBC Documentary 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd1hA-xnVGU&app=desktop



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on May 09, 2016, 09:32:51 pm
I found it so touching, soldiers were moved, they were all involved! I think it wasn' t posted but I' m not sure  :flower:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqUUOIO31cg

 :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on May 09, 2016, 10:16:21 pm
What a touching video, Gareth' s invictus choir  :loveshower:
Harry and the wounded soldiers are doing such a fantastic job!!! What a precious prince, Harry is!!
Where is the 2nd part? I want to see it!!!! Pleaseeeee

Sorry for double posting


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 09, 2016, 10:51:00 pm
Meet Britain's Invictus Games captain - who's competing with a bullet in his chest

As the Invictus Games began in Florida this weekend, one unmistakable figure loomed large over the 110 athletes representing Great Britain: that of 6ft 7in team captain David Wiseman.

The 33 year-old father-of two and former Yorkshire Regiment infantryman is not just captain, competitor and tower of strength for the British contingent of injured service men and women, but one of the architects of the Games themselves - having worked closely with Prince Harry since 2012 to bring his sporting dream to fruition.

Now, after weeks of buzz-building TV and radio appearances alongside his royal ‘boss’, David Cameron and the Obamas, Wiseman is relishing finally getting down to business.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/meet-britains-invictus-games-captain---whos-competing-with-a-bul/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_term=Autofeed#link_time=1462805265

Invictus Games Winner Dances as Prince Harry Gives Her a Medal (and a Kiss!): 'You Were Looking for an Excuse to Dance!' He Says
Invictus Games founder Prince Harry was front and center during the first full day of competition in Orlando on Monday.

The royal surprised winners by giving out the medals – and a kiss each – after the women's time trials at the cycling events.

Bronze medalist Ana Manciaz from Team USA did a little dance when she stepped up to the podium at the Paralympic-style event. And it didn't go unnoticed by the prince.

"Prince Harry said, 'You were looking for an excuse to dance,' '' she told PEOPLE after the ceremony on Monday.
http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_21005309,00.html




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on May 10, 2016, 01:34:17 am
The opening ceremony was great- so inspiring.  :loveshower: Harry and all the organizers have done a great job!

These games are about more than medals, they're about people getting their lives back, truly a good thing!  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 10, 2016, 03:52:57 am

Prince Harry on Invictus Games 2016, Princess Diana
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3vw3dxq0uQM


First Lady Michelle Obama and Prince Harry 'Joining Forces' for Invictus Games
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/lady-michelle-obama-prince-harry-joining-forces-invictus/story?id=38975782


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on May 10, 2016, 12:30:23 pm
Perfect word for Harry used in that clip above:  Authentic.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 10, 2016, 05:53:39 pm
Prince Harry & Michelle Obama’s joint GMA interview was really, really cute
http://www.celebitchy.com/484887/prince_harry_michelle_obamas_joint_gma_interview_was_really_really_cute/


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 10, 2016, 08:54:25 pm
Ready, set, go! Playful Prince Harry fires the starting shot at the 200m sprint on the second day of the Invictus Games in Florida

A playful Prince Harry pulled faces and joked around before firing the starter fun on the second day of the Invictus Games.
The playful royal, 31, turned to the cameras, shrugging his shoulders and giving them a jokey worried glance as he held the gun in his hand.
After stepping on to the podium he raised his arm in the air and pulled the trigger - ensuring he had an earplug in his ear to protect his hearing


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3583427/Prince-Harry-fires-starting-shot-200m-sprint-Invictus-games-Florida.html#ixzz48Hhs0DXx
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Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter
The Invictus Games are likely to be staged in Australia in 2018, Sir Keith Mills, the chairman of the event's foundation, says.
Prince Harry would like to bring the Invictus Games back to Britain in 2019.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 10, 2016, 10:38:37 pm
Former soldiers at Invictus Games speak of overcoming 'invisible injuries' of war
http://www.itv.com/news/2016-05-10/former-soldiers-at-invictus-games-speak-of-overcoming-invisible-injuries-of-war/

Invictus Games aim to heal the hidden wounds of minds as well as bodies broken by waR
Back in 2012 a few days before the London Olympics started, I bumped into a colleague and excitedly asked when his girlfriend was coming to watch some of the action.

“She hates sport,” he replied, deadpan.

I could feel my hackles rising.

“Well, does she like drama? Human beings pushing their bodies to the limit? Incredible feats of triumph over adversity and the power of the crowd to help elicit greatness? And all this sacrifice, this sweat and effort for glory alone, not a fat pay check or a Ferrari?”
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/invictus-games-aim-heal-hidden-7941296



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 11, 2016, 07:24:11 am
Harry puts his money where his mouth is: Prince loses $20 bet with US veteran on Invictus Games' volleyball final between Team USA and Team GB

    Prince Harry challenged a US veteran to a bet ahead of tonight’s sitting volleyball final
    The Royal was left $20 down after Team USA beat Team GB to victory
    He made the bet sat next to Israel Del Toro, 41, during today's volleyball semi-finals at the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida
    A spokesman for Kensington Palace said Prince Harry would honor his bet and pay Del Toro $20 'when he sees him tomorrow'
    Del Toro claimed that the prince even offered him a job at Invictus Games
    Meanwhile another serviceman, Sean Gaffney, from the UK, said Prince Harry knew so much about sitting volleyball, he could 'commentate on it'


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3583834/Prince-Harry-bets-20-veteran-ahead-tonight-s-Invictus-Games-volleyball-final-Team-USA-Team-GB.html#ixzz48KFocRAv


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 11, 2016, 12:47:20 pm
Invictus Games | HRH Prince Harry on ESPN Primetime Show
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/144190752669/henry-wales-2016-invictus-games-hrh-prince#notes


Invictus Games 2016 –  ‏@InvictusOrlando

.@CocaColaCo debuted this limited edition Coke bottle for #InvictusGames2016! Thanks for your continued support


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 11, 2016, 03:32:22 pm
First American to Take Home Gold Medal Becomes Most Decorated Competitor at Invictus Games

http://abcnews.go.com/US/american-home-gold-medal-decorated-competitor-invictus-games/story?id=39021365

Marine who lost a leg pulling 9/11 victims out of rubble becomes the most decorated competitor at Invictus Games with SEVEN medals - including the 100m and 200m dash

A U.S. Marine who lost her leg after the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon has come back from her loss to claim a stunning seven medals at this year's Invictus Games.
Sarah Rudder's incredible winning streak saw her triumphing in a range of events including rowing, the 200m dash and shot-put.
'It was amazing,' Rudder said Tuesday, the second and final day of the games. 'It shows that just because I'm an amputee doesn't mean I can't go out and put my heart and soul on the track or any event that I do.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3583879/Amputee-9-11-attacks-wins-7-medals-Invictus-Games.html#ixzz48MF0D68a
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Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 11, 2016, 08:13:26 pm
Invictus Games Orlando, Day 2 - Track and Field Finals
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/144205441999/invictus-games-orlando-day-2-track-and-field#notes

Invictus Games Orlando, Day 2 - Sitting Volleyball Semi Finals

http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/144207194139/invictus-games-orlando-day-2-sitting-volleyball#notes
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/144208432079/invictus-games-day-2-sitting-volleyball-gold#notes

Prince Harry celebrates with UK Armed Forces Team Captain David Wiseman and the 4 x 50m Relay team who won gold at the swimming pool
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/144208958099/schwainsteiger-prince-harry-celebrates-with#notes
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/144207613819/schwainsteiger-prince-harry-celebrates-with#notes


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on May 11, 2016, 09:25:59 pm
 kisss Harry is having so much fun!! Glad to see these pics!

I' ve read  somewhere that Harry isn' t respected because he' s charming but because of his work. I totally agree  :flower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 11, 2016, 09:33:51 pm
Impressive how he built this from a set of games in a gym to a now international extravaganza involving world leaders, in such a short time.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 11, 2016, 11:36:30 pm
US soldier asks Prince Harry to give Invictus medal to UK hospital which saved her life
A US soldier has given her Invictus Games gold medal to Prince Harry to return to the medical team who saved her life at a hospital in Cambridge.

Sergeant Elizabeth Marks publicly asked the Prince to return it to Papworth Hospital after he placed it around her neck.

The 25-year-old, from Arizona, became gravely ill on the eve of the first games in 2014, when she collapsed with a serious lung condition and was put into an induced coma.
I landed in London and became very ill very rapidly. I was in hospital...and went into respiratory distress syndrome.

I ended up waking in an army hospital in Germany having no idea what had happened.

But they absolutely saved my life and I can't thank the UK enough for having that kind of medical support and taking such good care of me.

So I gave Prince Harry one of my medals and hope it will find its way back to Papworth.
http://www.itv.com/news/2016-05-11/us-soldier-asks-harry-to-give-invictus-medal-to-uk-hospital-which-saved-her-life/



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on May 12, 2016, 12:37:46 am
Making friends, Harry? Prince gets VERY close to alluring US swimmer after presenting her with a gold medal
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3585336/Prince-Harry-gets-soaked-gives-British-swimming-relay-team-group-hug-Invictus-Games.html

She's quite pretty and compassionate giving the medal to the hospital.   :thumbsup:  Funny how Harry was checking out that massive tattoo her leg. Man that must've hurt getting all of that done.
Nice to see the IG at the top of the DM.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 12, 2016, 12:53:24 am
Too bad his appearances and activities at the Invictus Games aren't counted as appearances. He's leaving his brother in the dust.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 12, 2016, 01:46:30 am
Great crowd
The IG games and it will get bigger and better i hope harry keeps it going for the next few years if he can

Kensington Palace@KensingtonRoyal
Team UK win the bronze medal beating @aussieinvictus 47 - 4, played out in front of yet another amazing crowd!
https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/730555145243758592



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on May 12, 2016, 11:02:18 am
The warrior prince!  :flower:

http://lovelolaheart.com/?p=3271


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The work Prince Harry has done is so inspiring.  Not only is he supporting service personnel who have overcome great obstacles, he is celebrating the resiliency of the human spirit.  Each of us in our lives deals with great adversity at some point.  These games are a reminder of what we can achieve when we embrace our own inner warrior and fight back with everything we’ve got. And hopefully, if we’re lucky, we’ll have people with the warmth, compassion and generosity of spirit Prince Harry has shown to share in our triumph.

 :worship:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on May 12, 2016, 12:28:14 pm
http://abcnews.go.com/International/photos/invictus-games-2016-best-photos-38933681/image-39046831 (http://abcnews.go.com/International/photos/invictus-games-2016-best-photos-38933681/image-39046831)

Some great photos from the IG.  The last one is stunning with Kia, the service dog.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 12, 2016, 05:34:44 pm
US Vice President Joe Biden and Prince Harry
http://mycrarrythings.tumblr.com/post/144244332754/us-vice-president-joe-biden-and-prince-harry#notes

Chris Jackson ‏@ChrisJack_Getty 
95 year old Ruth Ufferman gets a kiss from a Prince at the wheelchair tennis on the last day of @InvictusOrlando
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CiRHHrmWsAEYTSr.jpg:large

Rookie ‏@royalfocus1 
Prince Harry receives a kiss from 91yr old Ruth Ullman after watching tennis finals @InvictusOrlando @WeAreInvictus
https://twitter.com/royalfocus1/status/730776348474609664

Kensington Palace ‏@KensingtonRoyal 
As we count down to the closing ceremony let's take a moment to reflect on what these games have all been about...
https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/730785649695936512



Florida’s Best Known Dog Bids Farewell to Invictus Games 2016 Competitors and Their Service Dogs
http://invictusgames2016.org/2016/05/florida-best-known-dog-bids-farewell-invictus-games-2016-competitors-service-dogs/

In Wheelchair Tennis Semi-finals New Zealand Ousts US – UK Defeats the Netherlands
http://invictusgames2016.org/2016/05/match-update-wheelchair-tennis/




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 12, 2016, 05:48:05 pm
Christina.@_ceemarieee
Joe Biden: "Last year in London my wife spent too damn much time with [Prince Harry] I didn't like it at all" haha!

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE PRINCE HARRY KIND
Today’s post is guest-authored by a woman named Ashley who has shared with us our her account of being within close proximity to Prince Harry during the Invictus Games.  Ashley offers incredible insight into Prince Harry, his warmth, sincerity and genuine commitment to his role as both a prince and a humanitarian.  The photos Ashley took of the driving force behind Invictus are the end of her incredible account
http://lovelolaheart.com/?p=3287#comments


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 12, 2016, 08:19:59 pm
Prince Harry and His Little Princess: 'He Is a Legend'

Prince Harry shared a very special moment with a 6-year-old smitten fan at the Invictus Games on Thursday.

Following the U.K.-Denmark wheelchair basketball match (the U.K. won to advance to the gold medal match later today), Harry walked over to congratulate the family of U.K. player Adam Nixon, a former royal artillery service member who was team captain at the 2014 Game
http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_21006070,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20people%2Fheadlines%20%28PEOPLE.com%3A%20Top%20Headlines%29



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on May 12, 2016, 09:21:43 pm
Kensington Palace ‏@KensingtonRoyal 
As we count down to the closing ceremony let's take a moment to reflect on what these games have all been about...
https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/730785649695936512


Wow!!! :loveshower:
Harry created suc an amazing competition, great King Harry IX  :loveshower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 12, 2016, 09:41:01 pm
‘When I think of giving up, I just think of my dad’: How medic who captured Prince Harry’s heart was horrifically injured in Iraq but fought back to become a record-breaking swimmer whose Vietnam hero veteran father inspires her
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3586372/Invictus-swimmer-captured-Prince-Harry-s-heart.html#ixzz48TZqRfar

'My wife spent too much damn time with Prince Harry!' Joe Biden jokes with the Prince as he pays tribute to his dead soldier son at the Invictus Games
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3586448/My-wife-spent-damn-time-Prince-Harry-Joe-Biden-jokes-Prince-pays-tribute-dead-soldier-son-Invictus-Games.html#ixzz48Ta5Ng7

'My Prince!' The moment a besotted fan lunged at Prince Harry at the Invictus Games before being ushered away by security
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3586104/My-Prince-moment-besotted-fan-lunged-Prince-Harry-Invictus-Games-ushered-away-security.html#ixzz48TaKHVTP

Prince charming: Harry delights a 95-year-old fan by kissing her hand on the final day of the Invictus Games in Florida
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3587231/Prince-charming-Harry-delights-95-year-old-fan-kissing-hand-final-day-Invictus-Games-Florida.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on May 13, 2016, 03:35:34 am
Well done to all involved! I was moved to tears, laughed and cheered these amazing service men and women displaying such athleticism. I hope people close to Harry tell him that they're extremely proud of him and his dedication to spearhead these games and get people to feel comfortable getting help for depression.
 :loveshower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 13, 2016, 05:00:40 am
Harry's heroines! Prince pays tribute to the bravery of wounded US Army medic who gave her medal back, 9/11 hero and all 485 competitors as he closes Invictus Games in spectacular ceremony
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3587231/Prince-charming-Harry-delights-95-year-old-fan-kissing-hand-final-day-Invictus-Games-Florida.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 13, 2016, 11:05:25 am
Prince Harry’s Closing ceremony speech
http://daybreak96.tumblr.com/post/144284339486/prince-harrys-closing-ceremony-speech



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: kolkomilko on May 13, 2016, 12:40:36 pm
I think he have done his duty very well + he enjoyed every minutes of being there.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 13, 2016, 01:52:15 pm
Invictus Games Ends With Tribute To Families
Price Harry applauds the "indefatigable spirit and drive to succeed" of the wounded, injured and sick veteran competitors.
http://news.sky.com/story/1695301/invictus-games-ends-with-tribute-to-families



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on May 13, 2016, 02:03:31 pm
^This was on the morning news and I can't tell you how deeply it touched me on a personal level.  Applause, applause to everyone involved.   :thankyou:

In looking at all the pictures of so many inspiring stories/people, it's impossible to dismiss just how much effort went in to making this happen and it wouldn't have happened without Harry.  That's a ton of investment of time, resources, physical energy and emotion for all the planners and executors of these fine Games.  

However, what Harry has done goes beyond 'duty' to me and showed what can be achieved when a public figure meets inner unquenchable passion.  He didn't do this for glory or PR.  Except for any potential PR for those that mean the most to him.

He's set the bar for his generation of royals very very high and I'm not sure anyone's capable of matching it.  Not only is he an irreplaceable ambassador for the UK, but he breathes new life into a musty, fiercely guarded institution.  King or no King, he's moved beyond that and has entered the world stage not seen before.  This goes even beyond Diana fame to me, or is the beginning of reaching far greater heights than she which is saying a great deal, I know. This is without any personal reward, recognition, internal games within the BRF and seems to have the full support of his family.  It's truly remarkable and I hope it continues to even greater achievements because the cause itself is humanity in action.

Congratulations to all the participants and many many thanks for the reminder to keep going no matter what.  Anything's possible if you believe in it strongly enough and your heart is in the right place.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 13, 2016, 02:09:32 pm
Any bets that Harry is going to come back to Britain to a hero's welcome? Already people are saying "King Harry."

'Thank you for giving me my life back': Army medic who charmed Prince Harry and donated her Invictus gold medal to British hospital weeps as she thanks the doctors who saved her
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3588620/Thank-giving-life-Army-medic-charmed-Prince-Harry-donated-Invictus-gold-medal-British-hospital-weeps-thanks-doctors-saved-her.html#ixzz48XZxF3m9

I do think he's going to get major kudos when he's behind closed doors with HM for HM's birthday.

Kate will surely be fondling him at the dinner table.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on May 13, 2016, 02:23:15 pm
To Yooper : :goodpost:  :thankyou:
You said it all Yooper. What an inspiring man Harry is! He did so much for his soldiers and it all has been fantastic! I' m not into militar subject at all and I thought I wouldn' t enjoy this event so much ( sure, I was conscious it was very important for soldiers ) instead I did a lot , because Harry isn' t only a caring person but he' s an entertained too. He brought out the best of these persons, he gave them hope when they were hopeless. I read about the injured soldiers stories and I was incredibly interested in the subject. It' s not about injured soldiers it' s about everyone facing life, everyone has had a bad moment when feel so down and hopeless.

Harry cares, indeed. Harry won' t forget some of the injured soldiers he met. What a "illustris" ( latin, it means great) prince he is.

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He's set the bar for his generation of royals very very high and I'm not sure anyone's capable of matching it.  Not only is he an irreplaceable ambassador for the UK, but he breathes new life into a musty, fiercely guarded institution.  King or no King, he's moved beyond that and has entered the world stage not seen before.  This goes even beyond Diana fame to me, or is the beginning of reaching far greater heights than she which is saying a great deal, I know. This is without any personal reward, recognition, internal games within the BRF and seems to have the full support of his family.  It's truly remarkable and I hope it continues to even greater achievements because the cause itself is humanity action.

 :thumbsup:

He didn' t do it to fill his royal agenda or because he felt obliged to do something. He did it to give something back to the people he worked with.

Sorry but "invictus" for women is "invicta" ( -us is for men, singular, -a for ladies, singular), so Elizabeth is invicta, not invictus and the plural is not "invictus" but "invicti", so we are invicti.
Sorry for the punctiliousness  :shy:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 13, 2016, 02:27:07 pm
Is Harry the new Diana? Prince’s Invictus Games performance wins world's hearts and minds

Prince Harry's trip to the US has captured hearts and minds like his late mother Diana
Just four years ago, Prince Harry lost almost every shred of credibility when, during an ill-advised trip to Las Vegas on a break from his military duties; he was photographed frolicking naked during a 'strip billiards' game, a move that almost ruined his Army career not to mention denting the illustrious reputation of the British royal family around the world.

But this week has shown that the Prince has perhaps finally grown up.

Harry’s flawless performance, his genuineness and his very obvious sense of fun has captured not only the minds but the hearts of America.

And he's proved once and for all that his new mature outlook and commitment to philanthropic endeavours is helping to repair the damage done just a year after his brother Prince William's 2011 fairytale wedding revitalised appetite for the Windsors.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/669967/Prince-Harry-Invictus-Games-Princess-Diana-America#gig_comment_id=a9f442ccbd2047ec9bd8f9451d3e172a


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on May 13, 2016, 04:11:15 pm
It was very moving satching it live. His soda he was excellent. He emphasized what Invictus meant when he highlighted Elizabeth Marks and the lady that got injured during the 911 attacks on the Pentagon. He also gave out an award to each athlete.
Funny KF. I hope though that they come up with a reason to not have her around. I think she'll push herself on him for as long as she has access to him weather he's single or not. It wouldn't matter if he got married either.  :ick:  She's like a tick that won't back off.
It'd be nice if HM and Charles publicly say how proud they are of Harry's achievements. He concurred America by highlighting these incredible people and the dibilitating illness of depression.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: kolkomilko on May 13, 2016, 04:52:12 pm
As for me Harry balances the duo's blunders and mistakes and what is more he passes them.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 13, 2016, 10:14:20 pm
Funny KF. I hope though that they come up with a reason to not have her around. I think she'll push herself on him for as long as she has access to him weather he's single or not. It wouldn't matter if he got married either.  :ick:  She's like a tick that won't back off.

IF a male behaved the way Kate has, he would have been kicked around; frankly I believe Kate would start a cat-fight with anyone he dates/marries.

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It'd be nice if HM and Charles publicly say how proud they are of Harry's achievements. He concurred America by highlighting these incredible people and the dibilitating illness of depression.

Yes he has; he's really launched himself and already people are chanting "King Harry." I think Harry revels in that accolade.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 13, 2016, 11:00:25 pm
Patricia KimeVerified @patriciakime
Last-minute event yesterday @InvictusOrlando: #ServiceDogs swim! https://amp.twimg.com/v/ef87add9-ddf1-4dff-a9a1-7925ce6814ec … #InvictusGames
https://twitter.com/patriciakime/status/731127098627215362

The 2016 Invictus Games
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/invictus-games/os-the-2016-invictus-games-20160512-premiumvideo.html

As Invictus Games end, fight for wounded warriors continues
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/invictus-games/os-invictus-games-closing-ceremony-20160512-story.html

SERVICE DOGS SHINE AT INVICTUS GAMES
http://www.akc.org/news/service-dogs-shine-at-invictus-games/

ISPS Handa‏@ISPSGolf
Prince Harry presents team Australia with the best Net Score! @InvictusOrlando #inspiration #Iam
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CiWV6WuXEAAkY8l.jpg

ISPS Handa ‏@ISPSGolf 
What a great surprise on the 9th fairway! Prince Harry met up with the golfers to show his support! @WeAreInvictus
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CiWNj5pXEAAmXWQ.jpg



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 14, 2016, 07:59:06 am
Prince Harry’s closing-night speech at the Invictus Games will make you cry
http://www.celebitchy.com/485542/prince_harrys_closing-night_speech_at_the_invictus_games_will_make_you_cry/


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 14, 2016, 08:49:48 am
I can only thank God that the dorks of cambridge were not there, for that I am incredibly grateful.  Council cath would have been flashing herself to the world and everything would have been about her  -  she thinks she is so wonderful, the only one who does.  I am so very happy for King Harry, he worked hard and got himself involved, gave his time, energy and concern to people who need it.  Look forward to the next Invictus Games, what a major success they have been.

Big thank you to King Harry.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: kolkomilko on May 14, 2016, 08:55:15 am
^ I am joining. Well done, Harry!  :flower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 14, 2016, 08:59:43 am
I can only thank God that the dorks of cambridge were not there, for that I am incredibly grateful.  Council cath would have been flashing herself to the world and everything would have been about her  -  she thinks she is so wonderful, the only one who does.  I am so very happy for King Harry, he worked hard and got himself involved, gave his time, energy and concern to people who need it.  Look forward to the next Invictus Games, what a major success they have been.
Big thank you to King Harry.

Thing is, during the first round of games in Britain, Kate had HG and so didn't go, an article quoted she was devastated to be missing the games and would have loved to be there to support Harry. She keeps forgetting that she's not his wife and never will be.

As for recently, I think the palace told her and William straight up that it wasn't their place and they didn't belong.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 14, 2016, 01:39:57 pm
The Invictus Games Were The Making Of Prince Harry

week at the Invictus games in Orlando has been to witness a man transformed.

Standing or sitting shoulder to shoulder with the athletes, all of who are former servicemen and women wounded in the course of duty, it as if Harry has finally sloughed off the skin of the defensive, prickly, overgrown adolescent so many of his friends and advisers (not to mention the royal press pack) have become accustomed to encountering, and in its place there stands a confident young man, in possession of an unshakeable sense of purpose. 

The Games have marked an important staging post for the young royal, as he travels the road to what friends, associates and observers are describing as a newfound maturity.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/14/the-invictus-games-were-the-making-of-prince-harry.html



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on May 14, 2016, 03:01:35 pm
Indeed. He said that he sees himself as Captain Wales first before prince Harry and that's evident during the games. He uses his royal status to to help his military family. It's so nice to hear the athletes say that he's giving the higherups trouble to make sure that they're looked after. He seems to have shed the hangers on like Pelly and doesn't seem to be partying on his off time and settling into working at the IG legacy and raising money for Sentable. He embodies the Invictus spirit. Good king Haary!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on May 14, 2016, 03:06:45 pm
So much applause for Harry and all involved in this remarkable achievement.  In this cynical, shallow world we (I) all too often find ourselves, this message of hope, challenging oneself and devotion to cause is a gift to us all.

I hope that there will be a followup ceremony for the athletes and their families in Britain (and other countries - I'm looking at you, Obama) who participated in this truly remarkable event.   :loveshower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on May 15, 2016, 01:07:49 am
Now, it's time to chill! Prince Harry relaxes in the Florida sunshine after charming the world during the five-day Invictus Games

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3590681/Now-s-time-chill-Prince-Harry-relaxes-Florida-sunshine-charming-world-five-day-Invictus-Games.html#ixzz48g27YNcf
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Well deserved.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 15, 2016, 01:15:31 am
So kitties, who wants to rub sunblock on him?

Or perhaps, we can roll dice on who applies the sunblock on which part of his body?


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 15, 2016, 01:38:23 am
Too bad he couldn't  spend the rest of the weekend in Orlando


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on May 15, 2016, 02:15:07 am
I know. He has to rush back for that Heads Together nonsense on Monday. The thng sounds like a joke and a complete waste of his time.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 15, 2016, 02:28:36 am
Right after the Invictus triumph, he's stuck going back to being a third wheel and frankly if I were Harry, I would balk at going to this. The RF should be treating him a lot better and enabling him to get rest and enjoy the kudos of a triumphant presentation. He deserves better.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: kolkomilko on May 15, 2016, 12:29:24 pm
^^^^^ Yes, he charmed the world. What about it, Willy?  :flower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 15, 2016, 05:31:24 pm
Prince Harry's Invictus Orlando highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkn61-RCcw0

Team UK end Invictus Games on a high after taking 131 medals
https://modmedia.blog.gov.uk/2016/05/12/team-uk-end-invictus-games-on-a-high-after-taking-131-medals/



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 15, 2016, 07:38:54 pm
Invictus Games- Review by someone who was there
I am back from 9 days in Orlando, Florida where the Invictus Games were held. These games were created by Prince Harry to support wounded soldiers with physical and invisible wounds. My husband Steve Daniel competed for Team Canada in the indoor rowing event. This is only the second time these Games have occurred, the first ones were held in the UK and the next ones will be held in my home country, Canada!
http://danielledaniel.com/blog/2016/5/15/l8vegwbg0po8huytxpcl2oelw3ofih



Invictus Games Toronto 2017
https://www.facebook.com/invictusgamestoronto2017/?fref=ts


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Mememe on May 15, 2016, 09:25:53 pm
chris jackson tag on all these pictures.


http://katemiddletonreview.com/2016/05/14/prince-harry-closes-out-the-2016-invictus-games/


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: BostonLibby on May 16, 2016, 01:41:39 pm
Hi all.
I'm happy to make my first post a congratulations to Harry.  Well done to him and all those involved in the Invictus Games!!  I was able to watch only parts, but many scenes brought a tear to my eye.  It's obvious that Harry is a natural for this as his commitment and actions seem to come from his heart, which is a wonderful thing to see.



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 18, 2016, 02:31:49 pm
See Inspiring Portraits of Vets From the Invictus Games
http://time.com/4329155/inspiring-portraits-veterans-invictus-games/


Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Sizzle Reel
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=35TDde812S4&ebc=ANyPxKrLD7-6Ns0nnw4S3vVuc41jiyXQFyAozP9aO4L_ChusV0_ep7JEACbAI34B7SU1JfRBcAKW




Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 20, 2016, 03:03:29 pm
Retired Canadian soldier credits Invictus Games with saving his lif
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/retired-canadian-soldier-credits-invictus-games-with-saving-his-life-1.2909963


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 31, 2016, 03:00:32 pm
Kensington Palace ‏@KensingtonRoyal
Prince Harry will meet the members of Papworth Hospital team
who treated Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Marks in 2014 at Kensington Palace tomorrow.

He will hand over Elizabeth's @WeAreInvictus gold medal to the hospital after she dedicated it to them in Orlando.

The team at @PapworthHosp gave Elizabeth lifesaving treatment when she fell critically ill in 2014 ahead of the London #InvictusGames.



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on June 01, 2016, 07:54:07 pm
Prince Harry presents an Invictus Games gold medal to the hospital that helped save a soldier's life in a touching tribute
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3619360/Prince-Harry-presents-Invictus-Games-gold-medal-touching-tribute.html

Nice.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Adeline on June 02, 2016, 01:31:40 am
Very nice. Great job to all.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: kolkomilko on June 02, 2016, 09:10:39 am
^^  :thumbsup:  :flower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on June 02, 2016, 06:04:00 pm
So sweet  kisss

That explains why William was out loudly playing "meet the hero"  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: i used to be a monarchist on June 02, 2016, 06:06:25 pm
You're exactly right.  It's like he can't help himself, PW always has to try and one-up Harry.  Quite an undeveloped and stunted personality he's got there.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 07, 2016, 10:52:18 pm
The O2 Venues ‏@TheO2Venues
We're at @KiaOvalEvents with our fantastic caterer @UKLevy for the #invictusgames dinner with Prince Harry


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on June 08, 2016, 03:08:52 am
^That is the surrey cricket club - I have been there!  I feel almost famous - just missed him by about 2 years!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 03, 2016, 12:11:22 am
Today, Prince Harry was very happy to join the crew of FAST40+ yacht "Invictus" for the J.P. Morgan Round the Island Race, following a longstanding invitation from Sir Keith Mills. Invictus Games
https://www.facebook.com/FAST40UK/

Pics
http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk/web/code/php/main_c.php?
map=rir16live&style=std&ui=rir4&override=&section=multimedia&page=photolibrary2016&pgall=G1&pfield=KEYWORDS&pmatch=SIMILAR&pvalue=invictus&submit=Search


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: kolkomilko on July 03, 2016, 11:23:07 am
^ I like Harry's energetic way of life. He is determined.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: india on July 03, 2016, 10:08:29 pm
Harry appears to be a decent human being. Not at all like his older sibling.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 08, 2016, 02:07:17 pm

Queensland to bid for 2018 Invictus game


Queensland will bid to host Prince Harry's Invictus games in 2018.

Major events minister Kate Jones has announced the state will seek to host the event on the Gold Coast using venues currently under construction for the Commonwealth Games, which will also be held in 2018.
http://www.smh.com.au/queensland/queensland-to-bid-for-2018-invictus-games-20160808-gqnsj9.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on August 08, 2016, 04:34:04 pm
^I bet Harry will be psyched  :loveshower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 24, 2016, 02:17:08 am
Invictus Games 2017 ‏@InvictusToronto 
Make sure to take a look at the #CNTower tonight Toronto residents! It will be lite in Invictus yellow marking one year to go!
#IG2017 #IAM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtEYcIvXEAEpo0a.jpg:large


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on September 24, 2016, 05:58:52 am
^Awesome.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 24, 2016, 06:17:14 am
So! Who among us will be joining the military to get injured in some permanent way to gain entree to the Invictus Games and then end up moving in on Harry?


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 19, 2016, 04:35:28 pm
Invictus Games 2017 ‏@InvictusToronto
BREAKING: #IG2017 is proud to announce today that they will be partnering with @WEMovement !  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZAxj-Ifon8 … #WEDay #InvictusGames



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 12, 2016, 01:11:36 pm
Sydney 2018

https://invictusgamesfoundation.org/games/2018



Kensington Palace ‏@KensingtonRoyal
The fourth #InvictusGames will be held in Sydney, Australia from 18 – 29 October 2018.

.@InvictusSydney 2018 will bring together over 500 competitors from 17 nations, with events at the Sydney Olympic Park and the Harbour.


Thank you to @kylieminogue @stevemoore83 and The Australian Defence Force for helping Prince Harry launch @InvictusSydney #IG2018 #NoWorries

https://mobile.twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/797396189910024193/video/1


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 23, 2016, 05:51:39 pm
CTV Morning Live ‏@CTVMorningLive 
Prince Harry will be in Canada for next year’s @WeAreInvictus! We got a sneak peek this morning. http://bc.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1001166&binId=1.1184756&playlistPageNum=1 …


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on November 23, 2016, 07:02:05 pm
What Harry has created is really remarkable  :tehe: good job Harry!!
The invictus should be also held in Roma
That would be such an appopriate location imo :flower: :hello:
Please Harry Italy wants you


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 29, 2016, 08:47:59 pm
Prince Harry raises excitement for Invictus Toronto with Grey Cup video
http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2016112934903/prince-harry-invictus-toronto-video-grey-cup/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=internaltwitter


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on November 29, 2016, 09:56:01 pm
great to get enthusiasm going for the games - I must admit - Toronto is not my fav Canadian city - wonder what venues they will be using??

I love Ottawa and of course Quebec - lovely cities not quite so NYCish as Toronto

his roscea is really flaring up there - watch that spicy food and alcohol Harry!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 14, 2016, 12:56:55 am
Prince Harry on 2016 IMPACT25 honoree Elizabeth Marks
I am incredibly proud to know Sgt. Elizabeth Marks. This year she won four gold medals in swimming events at the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida. She was then selected to compete for the U.S. team at the Rio Paralympic Games. Going into the Games she was ranked No. 1 in the world in the 100-meter breaststroke, and she went on to win gold in the SB7 100 meters.

This is an incredible achievement by any standards, and I know this is how she wants to be defined, by her achievements and her abilities. But as an Army sergeant wounded in service to her country, her journey to get to this point has been remarkable. To me she epitomizes the courage, resilience and determination of our servicemen and women. Using sport to fight back from injury in the most remarkable way, she sums up what the Invictus Games spirit is all about.
http://www.espn.com/espnw/culture/impact25/article/18229497/prince-harry-2016-impact25-honoree-elizabeth-marks


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on December 14, 2016, 01:03:07 am
 :thumbsup:
Very well deserved.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on December 14, 2016, 01:48:10 am
^^Amazing, beautiful woman, inside and out!  Bravo!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on December 14, 2016, 05:58:36 am
sorry bit given the stories re: Nick Logran persuading Harry to hype the romance angle with Sgt Marks to publicize the games - I find Harry's statement a bit hypocritical

her achievement however cannot be dimmed by the dimwitted


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on December 14, 2016, 06:09:54 am
^ The only suggestions of a romance between Sgt Marks and Harry were made by people on the Internet in blogs and forums. Harry never ever hinted that they were romantically involved, nor did she. They were good friends only, and he has given a heartfelt tribute to her that IMHO should be acknowledged.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on December 14, 2016, 07:46:57 pm
 :thumbsup: Very nice to read about this and what an amazing woman!!!
 :flower: to Elizabeth Marks


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Wish on December 19, 2016, 10:16:07 pm
Interesting that last night Prince Harry and the Invictus Games were given a mention on the prestigious Sports Personality of the Year programme last night.  For those of you who don't live in the UK it's the night when all of the British sporting achievements are acknowledged.  I say it was interesting because Prince William was there (to give an award to Michael Phelps) and for a change William's name wasn't tagged on to one of Harry's projects.  I actually felt a little embarrassed for him.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 04, 2017, 10:05:16 pm
Invictus Games 2017 ‏@InvictusToronto
BREAKING: Today, we are tremendously proud to be launching the Invictus Games Radio podcast– the very first! http://www.invictusgames2017.com/invictus-games-radio/ … #IG2017


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on January 05, 2017, 09:59:49 am
podcast was interesting - hope future has some actual soldiers etc speaking - probably will


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Cindy.rose on January 05, 2017, 02:46:08 pm
Harry and Elizabeth Marks??  it is ridiculous!

Sorry, but I don't like these deficient people who use their problem to appear and get attention and also don't think they are heroines or excellent people because of this, Oscar Pistorios is also deficient and see what he did.

So many people are deficient in third world countries and even without support, press ... they overcome and follow life


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: JustMe on January 05, 2017, 02:50:50 pm
Appalled...absolutely appalled...tnat you would compare Elizabeth Marks to Oscar Pistorius who murdered his girlfriend.

Disgusting.

And what, exactly, is a "deficient person"?


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on January 05, 2017, 03:06:12 pm
^^ I presume 'deficient' means a human being who is missing one or more limbs. You do realise, I suppose, that the wounded and maimed veterans who compete at the Invictus Games received their physical injuries (and sometimes mental scarring) as a result of serving their country in a combat zone? That includes Sgt Elizabeth Marks.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: JustMe on January 05, 2017, 03:38:32 pm
^ I'm not sure that's the point. Doesn't matter how Sgt Marks came by her disability - to lump her in the same pile as a convicted murderer because they are both disabled is obscene.



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Stormborn on January 05, 2017, 03:44:12 pm
Oh boy. I sure hope the "deficient" part is mere semantics glitch.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 09, 2017, 07:36:23 pm
Military personnel and veterans are vying for selection in the Australian team for Prince Harry's Invictus Games.
Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/01/09/15/38/aust-team-trials-for-prince-harry-s-games#oliCPKIkq5Mope5C.99


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Little light on January 10, 2017, 02:47:36 pm
Were Australian veterans not involved before?

Does this mean that more veterans are keen to engage in the IG? If so, good for them, and PH.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on January 11, 2017, 12:12:16 am
Aussies have been involved since the first games......


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on January 11, 2017, 11:23:05 pm
Hmm, Ive been kinda wondering about the soon Flotus. She usually has been involved in the IG in some way and Harry meets up with her for it. So this time since she won't be Flotus anymore will he still be able to work with her or forced to work with the new family? I hope he can still work with her, they had great chemistry and worked well with the military.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Stormborn on January 12, 2017, 12:57:03 am
^ You raise a valid point. On the contrary, however, I think Melania would be right up Harry's alley judging by his track record.  :BFF:

(Okay, I'm gonna dodge incoming firebombs now.)


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: leogirl on January 12, 2017, 01:33:35 am
 :laugh:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: sandy on January 12, 2017, 02:16:22 am
lol. Harry would be way in over his head if he married Melania with a stepson and his Trump siblings coming to visit.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Stormborn on January 12, 2017, 03:01:33 am
Ohoho. I think when it comes to Harry, Melania is the only diplomat The Donald would ever need. With perhaps Tiffany as contingency. Oh boy, and he thought Pippa was the absolute worst!  :easter-bouncy: :easter-bouncy:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: leogirl on January 12, 2017, 05:08:55 am
Tiffany is young, blonde, and her family has money. I wonder if Harry will date her. She is a little on the young side (9 years younger than Harry), but Harry will soon be at the point where he needs to date a younger woman if he wants a family, especially since he's expected to date a while before getting married. A 20-something can wait a few years to marry, a 30-something, not so much.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Stormborn on January 12, 2017, 05:57:18 am
Harry's 32 but where is his mental age really at? I'm banking on around 26-27.

On the serious side, I think Michelle's future participation will depend on whether or not the Invictus Games fit with what she plans for the future. They can even have Jill join in if they really want since she's also been associated with it in some levels in the past. I don't think it's part and parcel with the roles they're about to vacate.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: cate1949 on January 12, 2017, 08:33:31 am
Michelle and Jill were involved in IG cause it was consistent with their focus on military families - it looks like Melania is not going to be very public - seems she is being relegated to the Mommy role with the Trump son.  So would Ivanka (or Melania) pick military families as their focus?  If so - yeah they'd be involved with IG but there is not yet anything to suggest either would do that - especially since they do not want to be seen as following in Michelle's footsteps.

Michelle and Jill may remain involved - no reason for them not to.  The Bush's remain involved with PTSD so why can't Michelle remain involved with families and IG?

Stormborn - I think 16 might be the more accurate age


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Ariel on January 12, 2017, 05:34:04 pm
Trump won't send Melania to a meeting with royalty. He'll make an excuse for her and will send his favorite - Ivanka.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: sandy on January 12, 2017, 07:48:10 pm
Trump may try to be a matchmaker for the future --some of his grandchildren marrying into the royal family. Big ambitions. George can dress up in the pajamas and monogrammed bathrobe and Charlotte in pajamas and matching bathrobe to meet Trump and family. Photo op time.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 07, 2017, 02:16:35 pm
He doesn't know where to look! Prince Harry chuckles as he meets a physio wearing nothing but PANTS to learn about sports injuries ahead of the Invictus Games

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4390004/Prince-Harry-meets-Invictus-Games-hopefuls.html#ixzz4dZM9LVDO
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: livylivy on April 07, 2017, 05:52:43 pm
 :shy:
Sorry but couldn' t he wear very short shorts ( sorry for the pun)? I find him embarrasing.
Sorry!
harry looks so engaging   :flower:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 09, 2017, 02:44:40 pm
University of Bath‏ @UniofBath
@KensingtonRoyal Here's more about the visit and the research behind @RSatBath injury-prevention work
http://www.bath.ac.uk/research/news/2017/04/07/prince-harry-rugby-research/


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 10, 2017, 02:00:28 am
Trump may try to be a matchmaker for the future --some of his grandchildren marrying into the royal family. Big ambitions. George can dress up in the pajamas and monogrammed bathrobe and Charlotte in pajamas and matching bathrobe to meet Trump and family. Photo op time.

I wonder if Trump dreamed of having Ivanka marry Harry; I'm sure Trump could arrange an 'accident' for his current son-in-law and buy Harry via all the perks and fat bank accounts.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on April 10, 2017, 02:42:57 am
Oh, KF, no.  :-X bignono


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 02, 2017, 01:57:05 pm
Kensington Palace @KensingtonRoyal
In Sydney, Prince Harry will attend events to celebrate the city's hosting of the 2018 #InvictusGames


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 08, 2017, 10:56:06 pm
Prince Harry is heading down-under

http://royalcentral.co.uk/uk/princeharry/prince-harry-is-heading-down-under-81557


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 18, 2017, 01:16:10 pm
Kensington Palace @KensingtonRoyal
Replying to @KensingtonRoyal and 2 others
In Sydney on 7 June Prince Harry will officially launch @InvictusSydney, the fourth @WeAreInvictus Games.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 19, 2017, 02:39:26 pm
Kensington Palace @KensingtonRoyal
Prince Harry will attend the launch of the UK team for @InvictusToronto on 30 May @TowerOfLondon followed by a reception @plaisterershall


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 31, 2017, 02:38:15 pm
Prince Harry receives thank you note from daughter of Invictus Games athlete
http://ca.hellomagazine.com/royalty/02017053036180/prince-harry-thank-you-note-invictus-games


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 01, 2017, 04:13:15 pm
Invictus Games 2017‏ @InvictusToronto
  TUNE IN: June 14 for an exclusive interview AND on June 16 for "Journey to Invictus" with Prince Harry! http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?binId=1.810415 …


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 06, 2017, 12:31:35 pm
Prince Harry lands in Sydney to officially launch the 2018 Invictus Games
https://amp.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/prince-harry-has-landed-in-sydney-tonight-to-officially-launch-the-2018-invictus-games/news-story/fa61f8d249cc06727ced1c6f2edec6e7


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on June 06, 2017, 06:26:23 pm
Harry the Harbour master: A week after Pippa’s Sydney honeymoon, prince prepares to take to the water to watch a boat race and promote the Invictus Games (and he’s still wearing his Meghan bracelet)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4576250/Prince-Harry-arrive-Sydney-promote-Invictus-Games.html
He looks great. His beard seems to have been tidied up.  :thumbsup: :flirt:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: sandy on June 06, 2017, 08:58:20 pm
Pippa's honeymoon has to be dragged out in every story. I'm surprised the little girl that hugged Charles did not say she adored Pippa's wedding.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 07, 2017, 12:28:09 am
Sunrise‏@sunriseon7
 Prince Harry if you’re watching, get down to Admiralty House for a cold beer with Daphne!! #sun7
https://twitter.com/sunriseon7/status/872210052202942465

One day to go! Tune in here on Facebook tomorrow 7 June at 10:30am AEST for a special LIVE stream as #InvictusGames Patron
https://www.facebook.com/InvictusSydney/



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on June 07, 2017, 04:25:56 am
Harry looking relaxed and happy in Sydney  :thumbsup:
https://felix2001a.tumblr.com
Lots of pictures.

'Australians form a vibrant part of the fabric of life in London': Prince Harry's touching tribute to terror attack victims as he launches Sydney's Invictus Games



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Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on June 07, 2017, 04:45:03 am
Good on you, Harry! Aussies certainly do enjoy themselves as much as possible everywhere they are! They were certainly out in force on that dreadful Saturday night as they figure largely among the casualties, unfortunately. It's cold in Australia now, almost winter, so it's good for those listening that he made his speech indoors. However he has a full schedule of Invictus events happening today.

He is looking very happy lately. Good to see!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: kolkomilko on June 07, 2017, 07:54:56 am
Harry seems to enter service again.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 07, 2017, 08:22:53 am
He needs to keep doing the IG  wonder how long it will go on .every year it will get bigger and bigger with more ppl joining on .



Prince Harry reunites with his biggest fan, a 97-year-old woman
https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/35782195/prince-harry-tour-of-sydney-with-invictus-games/#page1



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 07, 2017, 10:50:39 am
We met Prince Harry and this is what he's really like
http://www.nowtolove.com.au/royals/british-royal-family/prince-harry-meets-fans-in-sydney-38121


Prince Harry wades through wet Sydney to launch Invictus Games – in pictures
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2017/jun/07/prince-harry-wades-through-wet-sydney-to-launch-invictus-games-in-pictures?CMP=share_btn_tw



Her wish came true: War widow, 97, who waited seven hours in the pouring rain to meet Prince Harry is reunited with him after they struck up a friendship on his 2015 visit

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4579610/War-widow-Daphne-Dunne-waits-rain-meet-Prince-Harry.html#ixzz4jJDxnAFy
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Harry makes Daphne, 97, blush during wet Invictus Games walkabout in Sydney
http://home.bt.com/news/world-news/harry-makes-daphne-97-blush-during-wet-invictus-games-walkabout-in-sydney-11364185932412


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on June 07, 2017, 11:14:56 am
The Harry visit was on our news tonight. Horrendous weather, thunder storms and rain much of the day, but that didn't stop him. He was jovial and had a chat to everyone he saw, was offered a cuppa and one of our famous TimTam biscuits, and scones. People were getting wet, Harry was soaked to the skin, but spirits were high. He saw a girl who had kissed him on the lips, much to his horror, on his last trip to Aus, and a 97 year old ex serviceman's widow, to whom he gave a big kiss. There were comments about him being so charasmatic and down to earth. He certainly captured those people's hearts!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 07, 2017, 03:48:28 pm
Speech

Good morning everyone.

Can I start by also sending my thoughts to those affected by Saturday's attack in London Bridge. Australians form an important and vibrant part of the fabric of life in London and we are reminded of that in good times and bad. Our hearts go out to the victims, their friends and families.

https://www.royal.uk/prince-harry-launches-2018-invictus-games


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on June 08, 2017, 12:46:09 am
^ Harry charmed that rain-soaked crowd. He told 97 year old Daphne, whom he met and kissed again, remembering that they met two years ago on his last visit to Aus, that his face has been lopsided since she last kissed him, on his other cheek!


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on June 08, 2017, 03:47:40 am
One has finally dried out! Prince Harry's all smiles as he meets Invictus Games swimmers in Sydney after his first day was blighted by torrential rain
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4583166/Prince-Harry-Sydney-Invictus-Games-launch.html


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on June 08, 2017, 03:55:57 am
Harry's received a lot of kudos in Australia since he got here for his good humour and demeanour in greeting the public and Invictus competitors.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 08, 2017, 11:51:54 am
Fewer suits, more sport: why Prince Harry's whirlwind Sydney trip was his best visit yet
http://amp.theage.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/fewer-suits-more-sport-why-prince-harrys-whirlwind-sydney-trip-was-his-best-visit-yet-20170608-gwn689.html

Grinning Prince Harry visits injured veterans training for Invictus Games in Australia
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/grinning-prince-harry-visits-injured-veterans-training-for-invictus-games-in-australia-a3559626.html?amp


Harry pours on the charm in Sydney
http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/national/harry-pours-on-the-charm-in-sydney-20170607-gwmdnp.html


7 News Sydney @7NewsSydney
Prince Harry toured @WeAreInvictus facilities in western Sydney today. Video credit: @yahoo7be. @alexhart7 #7News

https://mobile.twitter.com/7NewsSydney/status/872731802762330112/video/1


7 News Melbourne @7NewsMelbourne
Prince Harry has wrapped up his quick visit to Sydney and is reportedly 'blown away' with the preparations for next year's Invictus Games.

https://mobile.twitter.com/7NewsMelbourne/status/872733563195506688/video/1


Kensington Palace @KensingtonRoyal
Looking forward to next year's Games! The countdown is now on for @InvictusSydney – 499 days to go! #IG2018
https://mobile.twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/872736036106981377/video/1


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on June 08, 2017, 01:13:31 pm
A long way to come, and a somewhat wet visit but a successful one. Harry will of course be back in 2018, but I have enjoyed the coverage very much, including here on Royal Gossip, so thank you very much, Fly on the Wall.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on June 10, 2017, 04:03:40 am
Through the royal keyhole: Inside the $7,000-a-night luxury hotel suite where Prince Harry dried off from his Sydney drenching, with incredible views of the harbour and Opera House

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4590180/Inside-Prince-Harry-s-luxury-Sydney-hotel-suite.html#ixzz4jZ4SObW3
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Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on June 10, 2017, 01:38:14 pm
^Is the cost of living that high in Australia?  That's a preposterous amount of money for any of those, frankly, standard executive suites that, at the very very highest price in SF or NYC would run, at maximum $1-2k.  In LA, where pricing is off the charts the highest price for a suite is around $500 with exclusive floor and all of that "hotel luxury".

With tax, that would amount to $10,000 USD a night in the US!  Wow.  Never heard of such a thing except maybe a private bungalow with a butler, cook, and use of yacht in Maui.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on June 10, 2017, 02:22:22 pm
Sydney ranks 11th in the 30 most expensive cities in the world to live in, properties are very very pricey along the north shore (of the harbour.) Multi-million dollar properties are the norm there. Hotel prices near the harbour I'm not so sure of, as we have friends and relatives there and stay with them when we go up to Sydney.

That suite does seem very overpriced, not worth the money IMO, though the views over one of the most spectacular harbours in the world must be fantastic. It all looked nice, comfortable but not breathtaking. There are much more reasonably priced hotels around Sydney than that one. I doubt very much that Harry would have been charged full price anyway! 


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 10, 2017, 06:25:02 pm
Prince Harry's speech to the Invictus Games Team
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9D3uVi0TIH0&ab_channel=Peppers


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 10, 2017, 06:32:47 pm
He should stay with the governor and live there. Plenty of securtiy, everything in place, plus I am sure the governor lives very comfortably.

Through the royal keyhole: Inside the $7,000-a-night luxury hotel suite where Prince
Harry dried off from his Sydney drenching, with incredible views of the harbour and Opera House

The angry comments are justified; standard room and while the view is likely fantastic, he shouldn't be living like this.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 19, 2017, 02:26:47 am
Prince Harry: Journey to Invictus
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpOFDjTHVzEgTMdgOJC3HDPtJXu2l5bh0


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on July 27, 2017, 06:26:59 pm
First Lady Melania Trump to lead US delegation to Invictus Games in Toronto organized by Prince Harry in first official solo trip
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4736536/Melania-Trump-lead-delegation-Invictus-Games.html
Ok, at least it isn't Ivanka.  :cookie:
I'd prefer people that are helping the veterans instead of whomever's in office. Dr Jill Bidden and Michelle Obama were perfect imo, representatives for the US and to give attention to the issues that the veteran's face on a daily basis because that's what they did as part of their "jobs" as First Lady and Vice President's wife. This one will only be a prop and won't be able to bring the passion and the hands-on experience that the others did. Michelle Obama got a nice kiss on the lips from Harry that left her flustered. They made a great team throughout the IG last year in the US.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 09, 2017, 04:58:31 pm
Victoria Murphy‏ @QueenVicMirror  
 Prince Harry has written the foreword of a book about @WeAreInvictus competitors by @vodkaboris
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGx9XgxXkAAOo2Y.jpg


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Ariel on August 13, 2017, 07:03:17 pm
tumblr says this: https://nycrealroyal.tumblr.com/post/164140389303/ig
Not good  :angry:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on August 13, 2017, 10:40:50 pm
As there's tons of evidence that Harry has befriended a lot of people he met at the IG, writing to them, offering support, and the other US sergeant who gave Harry her dog tag after wAlking with him on the Wounded Warriorsbwalk across England, put a lot of stuff on her Twitter about the letters and the gift of cookies she got from Harry, when she was recovering from a serious amputation, I wouldn't be so quick to take as gospel an anonymous post to NYC (one of the two Twitter queens who are anti Meghan).

I wouldn't take as truth in fact anything that people put on there. Harry takes his responsibilities to the IG community seriously. There's been tons of Twitters over the years from wounded vets who've heard from Harry via encouraging hand written letters etc.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 22, 2017, 03:39:41 am
With all the running around he does with Meg, I don't think he's been dedicating too much time for the Games. I believe he is in fact just partying and the real workers are the ones doing the bulk work such as administrative duties, communications, and negotiating sponsorship deals. If he were truly deeply involved, he wouldn't be running after Meg's skirts or posturing in storm trooper uniforms. I do not think he's going to end up as well off in his press coverage as before this time around.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on September 10, 2017, 01:36:05 am
Invictus Games will have London grand finale in 2020, say Government sources
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/852058/Prince-Harry-Invictus-Games-London-grand-finale-paralympic


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 10, 2017, 01:48:50 am
nice


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2017, 02:05:50 am
Invictus Games will have London grand finale in 2020, say Government sources
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/852058/Prince-Harry-Invictus-Games-London-grand-finale-paralympic

Typical; clearly Harry was just messing around and not really serious about this at all. This would in fact be an ideal charity for him and he could easily make this his career as a royal.

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Ministry of Defence insiders claim the Paralympic-style competition for wounded former service personnel set up by the 32-year-old royal will be brought to a close with a contest in the capital, most likely in 2020.

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A well-placed source said: “It was never intended for the Invictus Games to go on and on forever.

Why is beyond me; this could be held each year at a a new location and it could easily become a regular yearly event. It could in fact coincide with the Paralympics and regular Olympics as well.

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But all good things must come to an end. Because we are not involved in any armed conflicts at the moment, there simply aren’t the competitors coming through, which is obviously a good thing.”

You know, that sounds so brainless; not enough freshly disabled veterans to entertain the public. Pity that...


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on September 10, 2017, 02:46:49 am
It may very well be that the Invictus Games Isn't financially viable any more. It was originally funded (for London) with a million pounds of Royal Foundation and British Treasury money (from bank fines.) It could well have been decided by the government that those Treasury funds are needed elsewhere and so the money has been pulled.

The Games are rather a niche thing as far as the general public is concerned and it probably has never made enough money to be completely self funding. And it's true, thank God, that hundreds of young men and women are no longer being maimed horrendously in foreign wars, and there's a limit to how much public support the Games would get in the future with the same pool of competitors, especially as many of these brave men and women go on to other things in their lives.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2017, 02:56:45 am
If Harry wasn't making such a mess of his life and traveling to exotic locales under the guise of finding a new location for the Games, it might in fact take off. Harry could get corporate sponsorship and get his father to write a check, or better, hold the Games in London and basically try to balance it all out. Yet, that would require learning business and the ins and outs of finance and that would cut into his party time and he wouldn't be able to chase or mess with cheap skirt.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: meememe on September 10, 2017, 03:06:33 am
The 'young' royals have said from day 1 that unlike the older royals they have no intention of getting involved with a charity for life. They intend on walking with a cause for 5 or so years and then move on. If the cause/charity can stand on its own two feet after their work fine but if not then it will be wound up and that is what is happening here - not enough support from the general public to make if financially viable for sponsors to come on board obviously.

Nice idea but it was always going to be hard to sell it to the public.

I know that in 2000 the Paralympics in Sydney were a success in terms of 'bottoms on seats' but how many people know that local schools were given free tickets for themselves and their families to attend every day of those games. We took four grades from Years 5 - 11 out each day and most of them stayed there at the end of the school day with one or both parents or older siblings - all on free tickets. I went every day and never spent a cent due to the free tickets I was given to accompany the kids. Sure every event was then classed as a 'sell-out' but the reality was the majority of the tickets were given away.

My point is that sadly many people won't part with hard-earned cash to watch the the paralympians or wounded soldiers compete and that means there needs to be subsidies from somewhere else - government, other games etc. Sponsors need to get a return for their investment and that would come from - paying customers, tv rights or somewhere else. They won't do it for altruistic reasons for the most part.

Harry has played around the edges of this as he is not qualified to do any of the real work to run them. He is the 'face' but doesn't do any of the real work.  He also has no real sticking power once the going gets tough and he is needed to do some hard graft, which would be the case if this was to become a major ongoing event.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on September 10, 2017, 03:32:27 am
I'm surprised that the IG didn't join or become a subsidiary wing of the Wounded Warrior Project, now that the WWP has cleaned up its financials. 

One big problem with IG is that they don't have the heavy donor base of military that the WWP has in the States.  It's hundreds of millions vs hundreds of thousands $.  But, with US outreach, it could maintain a healthier trajectory.  That requires work however, and commitment.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on September 10, 2017, 03:33:12 am
^ ^ If it hadn't been for Harry the Invictus Games wouldn't have come into being at all. It was his idea for an International competition for wounded and maimed ex service personnel and according to everything I've read Harry worked his tail off to get it into being for that first London opening.

Harry founded the IG and it is his name that will forever be associated with it. He's ceaselessly promoted it ever since. It's financial viability, as I posted before, will be and has always been dependent on public support for wounded veterans and continuing funding.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2017, 04:23:37 am
If Harry actually cared, he could turn this into an established games that would be on par with the Olympics and clearly Harry isn't interested in hard work or anything. He's clearly uninterested in building anything and frankly, that he actually did something with his time isn't unique or make him cool. He is in fact throwing away something that he could build on par with the Prince's Trust and this doesn't make him cool, this makes him a flake. He's just idle and a dilettante and he's clearly not at all interested in keeping the games going for real and giving the disabled soldiers something to look forward to, to benefit from mentally and emotionally, and he clearly wants to hook up with something more established where he can get kudos, but not work for it. Diana had to work hard to get AIDS accepted as mainstream and something that should be treated. Meanwhile Harry can't be bothered to stick to something and make it his own.

I'm surprised that the IG didn't join or become a subsidiary wing of the Wounded Warrior Project, now that the WWP has cleaned up its financials. 
One big problem with IG is that they don't have the heavy donor base of military that the WWP has in the States.  It's hundreds of millions vs hundreds of thousands $.  But, with US outreach, it could maintain a healthier trajectory.  That requires work however, and commitment.

Exactly and Harry clearly just wants to continue going on a joyride through life. As the granddaughter of veterans on both sides of my parents, I can honestly say that this kind of makes me steaming mad. Clearly this doesn't mean anything much to him and he's just dropping disabled veterans back to the gutter with no thought of how this might in fact hurt vulnerable, lonely vets. It isn't something that has to be too grand, but it is something that will take time to generate interest in. I do believe that if he had the self respect, he would stick to this and have the decency to spend his days with a team and figure out how to keep this going financially as well. Harry really disgusts me, he really does. Now that he has hit a point where the novelty wears off, he chooses to drop it. He could become a seasoned professional and could do this as part of his regular routine while doing other duties, but instead he pulls the plug on it, the selfish git.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: meememe on September 10, 2017, 04:39:52 am
He didn't just 'chose to drop it'. It was never intended to go past 2020 - that was the initial intention, if it could make it that far. It never really captured the interest of the general public and that is why it is being wound up as planned and on schedule.

Could it have been bigger - maybe but how many people, outside of royal followers and some veterans have ever even heard of it.

The only time I have ever seen it mentioned is in relation to Harry and that is one of the reasons why it hasn't got any legs. It doesn't garner publicity or interest on its own which is sad for the veterans, particularly those who were wounded in the pursuit of their government's interests.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2017, 04:49:17 am
^If it hasn't gotten much attention, then he should work at raising awareness, WORK at making it into something. The prince's Trust wasn't too famous or much at first, but now it does a lot of good.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on September 10, 2017, 04:57:31 am
^Precisely.  He had US Presidential backing and exposure.  It was covered extensively here and in Canada.  I even gave $ to it. With effort and combining initiatives with the Paralympics or Wounded Warriors it could have really accomplished more than the vanity project it appears to be now.  What else does he have to do that demands so much of his time? He could have put his mark on a sustained charitable career with this.  This is why I lost respect for this bunch.  They lack basic commitment levels comparable to others in the same field.  Not to mention those volunteers and athletes who invested time and effort who would have gladly kept this a growing enterprise.



Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: meememe on September 10, 2017, 05:39:35 am
They are determined to change the way the BRF works though.

Instead of committing lifetime to a cause or charity - like Anne has done with Save the Children, Charles with The Princes Trust, Philip with the Duke of Edinbrugh's Awards and now Edward taking up that cause and Andrew with Pitch at Palace - William, Kate and Harry intend on working with a cause or charity for 5 - 7 years only and then move on to a new cause. They believe that a high profile support for a few years is better than lower but move consistent support over 50+ years.

Only time will tell whether they are correct.

If a cause isn't able to stand on its own feet after their input for 5 - 7 years then it will fall - quite simple.

This, I suspect, is what will happen with many of their causes - the will fail - as these sorts of causes need a long-term commitment and that means 20+ years not 5 - 7 years which is all they won't to do. They also only want to have 10 - 20 causes at a time rather than 100s so after 5 - 7 years they will change causes as some fail, some survive without them and others continue as they did before they came on board at all.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2017, 06:47:53 am
Charities are supposed to be their careers and none of them have any right to change the way things are done because they're too flaky to stick to something. Clearly WKH think they know it all, but they don't and frankly, changing a new cause will just create instability. None of them apparently want to educate themselves and time is one thing they shouldn't be wasting. None of them are qualified to give input over anything and none of them do any work even now.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: meememe on September 10, 2017, 07:44:51 am
Of course they have to change how things are done.

George V changed things when he did to preserve the dynasty by having the family do charity work and becoming the patrons of 100s of charities.

Going forward with fewer working royals then they will have to change - either fewer charities altogether of work with the causes for fewer years and then move on - that is what WKandH are planning on doing.

They are doing what they are doing with the full support of Charles and The Queen who also recognise that a smaller family is what the public want and so William and Harry are working towards making that work in reality.

As the older royals retire they aren't going to be replaced and with 7 of the 'working royals' already over 70 and none under 30 they know that in the next 10 - 20 years they will be the only real working royals left - George will still be in full-time education in all likelihood with military service still ahead of him so the need to change how things are done to help the dynasty survive.

This has been a long-term strategy going back to the early 90s when the plan was the Edward and his spouse weren't going to be full-time royals but that didn't work due to Edward's career choice and Sophie's gaffs at the time, although she hasn't done anything wrong since the fake sheikh (who hit quite a few celebrities in his time).

In 20 years there will really only be William, Kate, Harry and spouse doing the work and in all likelihood William will be constrained by being the monarch.

I believe that the really long-term plan is that only the heir and spouse will do 'duties' while even the spare will have to have a real job and not quit after 10 years as Harry did when told he had to hold down a desk for a few years to get the next promotion - better to quit and get the promotions automatically in the minimum time without putting in the effort.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2017, 08:50:58 am
Harry is not going to be Sovereign and only the Sovereign has the power to change everything.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: meememe on September 10, 2017, 09:20:46 am
And the present and next two monarchs are encouraging this change of approach. It isn't just Harry but William with the Queen and Charles' support.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2017, 09:28:39 am
This is the wrong approach; this isn't hip and it's not requiring the royals to make a genuine effort.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 10, 2017, 10:02:33 am
This MO is making them even lazier than they already are, they don´t need encouragement, they are bone idle to start with.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: LadyAva on September 11, 2017, 05:45:00 am
This is just sad that he's ending it. It was a really good idea, something his mom would have been proud of. Who ever is advising him needs to stop :stop:


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 11, 2017, 05:57:02 am
This is all Harry and no one else; I'm sure the courtiers were thrilled that he had finally found a purpose and I am certain that it was good for them that he had decided to do something constructive. Stupidly Harry now thinks that it's time for him to just hop to another cause instead of making this the central charitable focus for his life.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: meememe on September 11, 2017, 07:18:32 am
The British government were providing a lot of the money for Invictus on the clear understanding that it would end in 2020 and as with most government projects it will end exactly as planned.

It started with Harry but he arranged the funding through the government and the Royal Foundation of WK and H with the understanding that funding would end in 2020 and if it wasn't able to support itself - which it can't then it would have to end.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 11, 2017, 02:17:02 pm
Kensington Palace @KensingtonRoyal

Prince Harry, Patron of @WeAreInvictus will attend @InvictusToronto from 22 – 30 September 2017

Prince Harry founded @weareinvictus for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women to use the power of sport to inspire recovery.

@invictusToronto HRH will meet  some of the 550 competitors from 17 participating nations, and watch as they compete across 12 sports

Prince Harry will also attend a few additional events including visiting @CAMHnews, present awards @intaward and attend @CIMVHR_ICRSMV


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on September 19, 2017, 05:26:14 am
^ This is an inspirational piece in the Express about Sgt Mary Wilson, an Afghanistan vet, and how the Invictus Games saved her from her spiralling depression, giving her something to aim for.
She also lavishes praise on Harry as well, speaking about his banter, never failing encouragement and his backing. She is convinced that many of her fellow competitors wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for Harry and Invictus. In the light of all the criticism of Harry over past months maybe that's something to keep in mind!

http://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/855164/Prince-Harry-Invictus-Games-gave-me-back-my-pride


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 19, 2017, 05:31:29 am
Then why is Harry suddenly shutting it down? Why is he ending this in London in a few years?


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on September 19, 2017, 05:48:21 am
Because, IMO, as was said before in these discussions, apart from the vets' families and friends, it didn't get enough support from the general public at large, 'bums on seats'. I doubt very very much that Harry wants to end it.

However, if there is no funding for it, and the wider general public isn't interested, then there's not much that one person can do, even if he is a prince.

IMO Harry has put his heart and soul into these Games and I believe he is probably very disappointed that the general public, in the UK especially, hasn't put their money and their bodies where they would be supporting their vets, not merely paying lip service.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 19, 2017, 06:23:25 am
Then he should be keeping at it, as much as he possibly can. He should work hard and keep building interest and make a genuine effort like his mother did with AIDS. He really must not think much of this if he wants to walk away now that it is getting tough to get attention (harassing the media hasn't helped at all I'm sure).


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: meememe on September 19, 2017, 06:31:58 am
Then why is Harry suddenly shutting it down? Why is he ending this in London in a few years?


Then why is Harry suddenly shutting it down? Why is he ending this in London in a few years?

It isn't Harry that is shutting it down but the British government's underwriting of the costs. They were given a time frame in which to become financially able to support themselves and that hasn't happened, there isn't any interest from private sponsors and the government was only ever committed until 2020.

If Harry wants them to continue then he will need to come up with a way for them to be funded rather than expecting the British taxpayers to foot the bill - especially when they are overseas most of the time.

Harry was also only committed until 2020 - in line with the reported approach by WKandH to support a cause for a few years, see it up and running and then to move on. Invictus isn't able to make enough to support itself.

If the interest isn't there after all he has done then it won't grow anymore.

Diana didn't have to work to build interest in AIDS as it was already worldwide news before she became involved. She didn't start it from scratch. She didn't do that with any cause but rather came on board once the hard work had been done and kept it at the forefront of people's consciousness.

Harry also lost a lot of the work base for this when he quit the army as while he was there had had military support on hand but quitting meant he has to work even to get to the military now.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Rosella on September 19, 2017, 06:42:42 am
Harry received the Under Secretary of Defence at KP only a few days ago, no doubt to discuss Invictus, (It was in the CC) so I doubt Harry has to struggle any to get the ear of military chiefs.

It was a valiant effort but it has to be funded and if the Govt and private sponsors don't come on board because of the general public's disinterest then it has to be wound up. It's a shame as it proved a real boost for morale among veterans.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: meememe on September 19, 2017, 08:55:39 am
Meeting a politician is hardly the same as having members of the military on staff to do the day to day grind work, which he had in the army but lost when he quit his job.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 20, 2017, 10:36:30 pm
Kensington Palace
The @InvictusToronto Games gets underway in just three days time!
Watch Prince Harry explain what Invictus Spirit is all about
https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/910554876148580352

The Invictus Games in Toronto are just three days away!
HRH starts his official programme with a visit to @TPLFoundation symposium on 22 Sept to hear panelists talk about veteran's affairs.
He will also meet @GGDavidJohnston, @CanadianPM and @FLOTUS.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 22, 2017, 01:01:09 pm
Invictus Games 2017
Live stream
https://www.myworldevents.com/live-streaming/invictus-games-live-stream.html#


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 22, 2017, 04:40:43 pm
Harry mania hits Canada! Crowds go wild as the prince arrives in Toronto for his Invictus Games - where he's set to make first public appearance with girlfriend Meghan Markle
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4910024/Prince-Harry-arrives-Toronto-Invictus-Games.html

I think this is preceding an engagement announcement.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 22, 2017, 10:06:26 pm
Kiran Dhillon‏ @KiranCTV
WATCH as #PrinceHarry has a sweet moment waking up a sleeping participant #InvictusCTV @KensingtonRoyal @InvictusToronto
https://twitter.com/KiranCTV/status/911284253509419008/video/1


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Little light on September 22, 2017, 10:35:44 pm
That was sweet. It brought a smile to my face.
Thanks for posting


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: windsor2 on September 22, 2017, 11:02:40 pm
I think this thread should be MM free but unfortunately, she'll be used throughout the games to keep the rag press interested in anticipation of her showing up. It's a shame because it's a very worthy cause that needs worldwide attention and because these games lack the oomph factor that the previous games had, they're using his unsuitable "girlfriend" to keep the press on the games.
It's good to see the smile and glint back in him though.  This is his baby so hopefully when the games begin tomorrow, she'll not be mentioned in relation to the games.


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: YooperModerator on September 22, 2017, 11:05:07 pm
^I agree.  This thread, whenever humanly possible, is to be strictly for discussion of the Invictus Games not Markle.  Thank you.  YM


Title: Re: The Invictus Games
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 22, 2017, 11:11:23 pm
Sorry.

It's too bad he's ending this and too bad he's made the mistake of quitting now that he has to make a sincere and genuine effort.