The duke and duchess of Sussex delivered escape tribute at the opening ceremony final ceremony last night. Prince Harry and…
The duke and duchess of Sussex delivered escape tribute at the opening ceremony final ceremony last night.
Prince Harry and Meghan got both standing ovations as they went on stage to thank the 500 injured and sick defense wards from 18 nations who competed in Sydney and their army of followers.
The royal couple joined the 12,000-strong crowd in cheer and cheers throughout the two-hour ceremony that included performances of the Perth rock outfit Birds of Tokyo and the gospel songs from the US-based King of Kings who performed at Meghan and Harry’s wedding in May.
The final was the last event of the royal couple’s official travel plan for its 1
0-day visit to Sydney, Dubbo, Melbourne and Fraser Island.
Harry and Meghan will fly out of Sydney this morning and lead to New Zealand where they will pack up their 16-day regional tour that has also included Fiji and Tonga.
Megha n chose Invictus closing ceremony to make his only public speech of the Australian leg on the tour and praised hundreds of friends and family who supported competitors all the way to the finish line and beyond.
“The support system on the field here at Invictus is unlike any other,” said the duchess, who had a khaki Antonio Berardi halter-necked dress with a red poppy.
“Because it not only cheers on its own but realizes that by the end of this week,” your own “will be all in the Invictus family.”
Among the VIP people in the audience were the football star and Invictus ambassador David Beckham together with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Governor Gen. Sir Peter Cosgrove. 19659002] When Harry took the stage to deliver last night’s evening, he made sure everyone knew that it was the Invictus competitors who were the real VIP companies.
He said that the success of the games was not about the medical miracles that had saved so many of the competitors’ lives, many of which had physical injuries as well as mental in the form of PTSD or depression
Instead, it was due to the competitors going on time showed that mental health was “the real key to recovery”
“Our competitors have helped to make mental health issues from a sad story to an inspirational,” said Prince Harry.
“They want to live rather than just living.”