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Prince Harry: Invictus Games not about supporting war

Prince Harry says the Invictus Games are about supporting the individuals taking part and not the war.

Some 400 wounded service personnel from 13 countries are taking part in the Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.

Harry has championed the Games with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also supporting them.

Harry feeling 'young at heart' ahead of 30th birthday

Prince Harry has said he feels 'young at heart' ahead of turning 30 on September 15.

Speaking after presenting medals at the Invictus Games, he said: 'I'm slowly starting to feel old. I think 30 is one of those first milestones when you drive through a village and see the 30mph sign. It's that constant reminder going 'I am actually quite old'.

'But I don't feel too old. I think i'm always young at heart', the Prince added.


New Prince Harry wax figure unveiled

A new wax model of Prince Harry has gone on display at Madame Tussauds in London to celebrate his 30th birthday.

The new figure shows the Prince in combat uniform to reflect his job as a captain in the Army Air Corps.

The new wax model of the Prince reflects his military career. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The figure cost £150,000 and took a team of sculptors and artists four months to create.

Harry to welcome Invictus captains ahead of Games

The countdown to the Invictus Games begins later today when Prince Harry welcomes team captains from across the globe to London.

The competition for wounded servicemen and women, both serving and veterans, has attracted 12 foreign teams and a UK contingent who will compete in the four-day event, which begins on Thursday.

Prince Harry will welcome team captains from across the globe today ahead of the Invictus Games. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The Games will also be supported by Harry's immediate family with the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending heats and matches in the run up to the main event.

More than 400 competitors will go head-to-head in nine adaptive sports at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Lee Valley Athletics Centre in London.


William, Kate and Harry meet families of WW1 soldiers

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by Prince Harry as they met the families of soldiers who fought in the First World War.

William and Kate meet with the families of fallen WW1 soldiers at an event near Mons, Belgium.
Someone takes a photograph of Prince Harry as he mingles at the St Symphorien event.

Prince Harry to unveil memorial arch for WWI centenary

Prince Harry will today unveil a memorial arch in Kent, where many soldiers took their last steps on British soil, to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Prince Harry is one of the royals attended many memorial events to mark the WWI centenary today. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The prince will also lay a wreath at the event, organised by educational charity Step Short, which was set up to remember the millions of men and women involved in the First World War.

He will then take the salute of a military and civilian parade before walking down the Road of Remembrance, a Kensington Palace spokesman said.

The memorial will take place in Folkestone in Kent, which played an integral part in the Great War as the port to and from the Western Front for millions of men and women.

The spokesman added: "For many it was their last time on British soil before heading to the battlefields of France and Belgium."

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