Harry launches new Games for injured troops

Prince Harry launching the Invictus Games at the Olympic Park. Credit: Georgina Brewer

Prince Harry has launched a new sporting event for injured British servicemen after being inspired by a similar event in the US.

The prince unveiled the Invictus Games alongside Boris Johnson and Defence Secretary Philip Hammond at the Olympic Park in east London.

Harry has been working to bring the event to the UK after seeing British veterans competing in the Warrior Games in the US last year.

He joked that it was "such a good idea by the Americans that it had to be stolen".

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