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Prince Harry marks 100 days until Invictus Orlando

Published 29 January 2016

Prince Harry marks 100 days to go until the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando by attending the UK team trials in Bath.

Prince Harry today attended the first day of the UK team trials for the 2016 Orlando Invictus Games at the University of Bath Sports Training Village.

The trials, which are being run by Help for Heroes Official with support from the Ministry of Defence and the Royal British Legion, will be hosted at the university over the next three days. They will see wounded, injured and sick (WIS) military personnel and veterans compete across 10 sports for one of the 100 places available on the UK team.

Prince Harry jokes with UK Invictus Orlando hopefuls at the University of Bath

The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of all those who serve their country. The inaugural Invictus Games, held in London in September 2014, saw over 400 competitors from 13 nations compete in nine sports.  The 2016 Games, to be held in Orlando, Florida, is expected to be even bigger.

"You are now or will be ambassadors for the Invictus shirt, and the Invictus spirit. Wherever you go and whatever you do, spread the word. The most important thing is enjoy it, make the most of it and spread the word and appreciate how much support there is out there."

Prince Harry

Prince Harry met and supported Invictus Games hopefuls as they tried out on the athletics track and field, as well as those practicing ahead of the wheelchair tennis trials that afternoon, between which he delivered a short speech to prospective competitors.