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Prince Harry's 2020 Invictus Games Have Been Postponed Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Prince Harry's 2020 Invictus Games have been postponed amid COVID-19 crisis
March 19, 2020 - 20:03 / Laura Pérez

Prince Harry has just announced that the upcoming Invictus Games had to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The event, which was set to take place in May, has now been pushed back for an entire year. Get the full story below...

The 2020 Invictus Games have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Prince Harry has pushed the event back an entire year, following the global crisis surrounding the disease.

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The paralympic competition for veterans and servicemen and women, founded by Prince Harry, was expected to take place from May 9 to 16 in the Netherlands; now it has been moved to 2021. "We are all extremely saddened that the 5th edition of the Invictus Games can no longer take place in May 2020, but we know the wait until next year will be worth it," reads the statement posted on the Invictus’ Instagram account.

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In light of the #Coronavirus #Covid19 pandemic, the decision has been taken that @invictusgames2020 The Hague presented by Jaguar LandRover, can no longer take place as planned. Our intent is to reschedule the Games, subject to the availability of facilities & resources, to May/June 2021. We are all extremely saddened that the 5th edition of the Invictus Games can no longer take place in May 2020, but we know the wait until next year will be worth it. Continue to support each other all over the world, keep the Invictus spirit alive and stay safe everyone. Full Statement regarding the effect of Coronavirus on the upcoming Invictus Games is available on our website (link in bio)

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Prince Harry is encouraging people to support each other

The Invictus Games have been a very important part of Prince Harry's history. In 2017, for instance, he made his first public appearance along with Meghan Markle in Toronto. This year, the royal teamed up with rock star Jon Bon Jovi for a special song in honour of the games.

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Prince Harry and the Invictus Games' organizers are encouraging people to support each other in these difficult times and to "keep the Invictus spirit alive."