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Prince Harry watches the Invictus Games archery finals

Prince Harry braved the rain in a waterproof as he showed his support for athletes at the Invictus Games archery finals today. 

The 33-year-old royal was at historic York Fort in Toronto to see the inspirational competitors showcase their skills in the competition.  

For the first time during the week-long tournament for injured service personnel, the heavens opened. 

Despite the weather, Harry is in high spirits as he laughs with two of the competitors 

No pressure... Harry takes artsy shot over the shoulder of an archer who shot using his teeth

No pressure… Harry takes artsy shot over the shoulder of an archer who shot using his teeth

Harry scrolls through his phone to check his snaps of the archers at the event at the Invictus Games

Harry scrolls through his phone to check his snaps of the archers at the event at the Invictus Games

The prince chats with one of the archers during day 7 of the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada 

The prince chats with one of the archers during day 7 of the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada 

But Harry, in jeans and desert boots, refused offers of an umbrella as he spent almost an hour in the open air chatting to those taking part and staff, as well as shaking hands and posing for photographs.

Instead he wrapped up in a black Invictus Games waterproof jacket. 

Harry was seen chatting to competitors from the UK as he took in the action at the outdoors event. One talented athlete even fired the arrow with his teeth. 

Today will be another busy day for Harry, who has been in the stands for a number of sporting events each day of the competition. 

Later today Harry is set to attend wheelchair basketball and swimming sessions. 

Support: Prince Harry stopped to pose for a photo with an Invictus Games competitor

Support: Prince Harry stopped to pose for a photo with an Invictus Games competitor

Tactics: The 33-year-old royal was spotted chatting to one British athlete at the outdoor event

Tactics: The 33-year-old royal was spotted chatting to one British athlete at the outdoor event

Excited: Harry looked in good spirits as he spoke to members of the UK archery team on Friday

Excited: Harry looked in good spirits as he spoke to members of the UK archery team on Friday

Yesterday the royal was the surprise guest at Toronto’s WE Day event, part of a global day of celebration to bring young people together and make change through social good.

More than 5,000 schoolchildren were in the city’s Air Canada Centre and gave Harry a tumultuous – almost evangelical – welcome when he appeared on stage.

The prince said there was too much cynicism and apathy in the world and called for young people put aside their fears and make their voice heard.

Low-key: Despite the rain, Harry turned down offers for umbrellas and stayed dry with a jacket

Low-key: Despite the rain, Harry turned down offers for umbrellas and stayed dry with a jacket

Involved: Harry has taken in the action at a number of events over the course of the week

Involved: Harry has taken in the action at a number of events over the course of the week

Light-hearted: Harry smiled as he met with members of the UK team at the Fort York event

Light-hearted: Harry smiled as he met with members of the UK team at the Fort York event

Committed: The heavens opened for the first time  but Harry was happy to stand in the rain

Committed: The heavens opened for the first time but Harry was happy to stand in the rain

Packed schedule: Harry  will later attend swimming and wheelchair basketball

Packed schedule: Harry will later attend swimming and wheelchair basketball

Casually dressed in a blue shirt and grey chinos, the prince admitted that he was somewhat older than many in the audience, but insisted that he understood the pressures they faced and called on them to be cautious about their use of social media.

He urged: ‘You know that differences of opinion, of circumstance, of race and religion – are to be respected and celebrated.

‘You know that in a clickbait culture, we cannot waste time sharing and drawing attention to things that make us angry, or that we know to be false.

‘You all know that it’s great to “like” things on social media, but that it’s more important to look up from our phones, to get out into our communities, and to take real action; to stand up for what you believe in.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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