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First medals have been won in the Invictus Games

Ex-soldier Alex Tate has won the first Invictus gold medal for Britain in the 100 metre event, and was closely followed by teammate Kushal Lumbu who took silver.

More than 400 wounded servicemen and women are competing in track and field events at the inaugural Invictus Games in east London today.

The Games were officially opened by Prince Harry last night.

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London set for official opening of the Invictus Games

Prince Harry's inaugural Invictus Games will officially open tonight with a military-themed ceremony at the home of the London 2012 Olympics.

The opening ceremony for the Games for injured servicemen and women will feature an performance of the official anthem penned by Coldplay's Chris Martin as well as a flypast from the Red Arrows.

Prince Harry addresses the audience at the Invictus Games welcome reception in Regent's Park, London. Credit: Geoff Pugh/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

The 5,000-strong audience will include Prince Harry, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

It is not known whether the Duchess of Cambridge will attend after she announced earlier this week that she is suffering from acute morning sickness with the pregnancy of her second child.

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