Prince Harry has said not to define people by their past pain or back story.
The Duke of Sussex was visibly emotional in a heartfelt speech yesterday evening at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany.
The 39-year-old took to the stage wearing a black suit with a black dress shirt underneath.
Within in his five-minute crowd-pleasing monologue, Harry spoke directly to the competitors and how their ‘vulnerability’ had ‘opened the hearts’ of millions of people all over the world.
‘Your mission to heal and grow has been shining example to us all,’ the Duke said.
Prince Harry has said not to define people by their past pain or back story in an emotional farewell speech during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany
Meghan Markle stood alongside her husband in the crowd in a glowing green dress. She couldn’t hide her pride as she beamed at Team USA when they took their place for the closing ceremony
‘You have shown us the power of not defining people by assumption or their backstory or past pain, but rather instead on their ability, how they show up and who they are in the present.
‘After this week, know that you are all leading the way for defining human potential and human decency.’
Harry’s words were met with cheers and applause by the crowd within the Merkur-Spiel-Arena as he paid homage to the competitors who had ‘provided the magic’ during the games for the wounded, injured, and sick servicemen and women.
He also spoke of how much bagpipes mean to him, in what appeared to be a nod to how they evoke memories of his Princess Diana’s death.
In his memoir, Spare, Harry wrote about how he and Prince William had snuck out of bed the