The Duke of Sussex has appeared in a video marking 100 days to go until Sydney’s Invictus Games.
Harry, who founded the sports competition for wounded, injured and ill former and current servicemen and women, read a line from the classic poem which inspired the tournament’s name.
Members of the Games’ community in Australia took it in turns to deliver lines from William Ernest Henley’s Invictus, which champions strength during times of adversity.
Prince Harry has released a new video to mark 100 days until the Invictus Games in Sydney Australia
Harry, dressed in an open-necked black shirt and pictured against the backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, said the final words: ‘I am captain of my soul.’
The last two lines of the poem – ‘I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul’ – have become the rallying cry for the Games’ competitors.
Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, will be travelling to Sydney in October to cheer on those taking part.
The couple will also head to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand during their high-profile, official autumn tour.
More than 500 competitors from 18 nations are taking part in Invictus 2018, which runs from October 20-27.
The video sees servicemen and women, read a line from the classic poem which inspired the tournament’s name
Members of the Games’ community in Australia took it in turns to deliver lines from William Ernest Henley’s Invictus
They’ll compete in events including archery, athletics, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sailing, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and a driving challenge.
Australian competitors joined Invictus ambassadors including Olympic champion Ian Thorpe and Veterans Affairs Minister Darren Chester Director for the launch of the 100-day countdown at the Australian War Memorial on Thursday.
Sydney is the fourth city to host the Games, after London in 2014, Orlando in 2016, and Toronto in 2017 – where Harry and Meghan made their first public appearance together.
The Duke of Sussex reads the final line of the poem ‘I am captain of my soul’
Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex (pictured together at the Invictus Games Toronto, their first appearance as a couple), will be travelling to Sydney in October to cheer on those taking part
With just 100 days to go until Prince Harry’s Invictus Games kicks off in Sydney, Aussie sports fans are being urged to start snapping up tickets.
Members of the Australian team that will compete at the games, originally created in 2014 by Prince Harry, were gathering in Canberra today to mark the 100-day countdown to competition.
Harry and Meghan have just returned from their first official visit to Ireland, having spent two days in the city of Dublin.
During their visit, The newlyweds learnt about Ireland’s culture and heritage, witha visit to Trinity College, where they saw the Book of Kells, one of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures.