On Monday, June 12, Prince Harry received raucous applause as he delivered an impassioned speech at the 2023 Warrior Games. In San Diego, at the Department of Defense Warrior Games, 38-year-old Harry made an unexpected appearance, addressed the crowds, and then left.
He addressed the crowds and said, “My spirit is renewed, so thank you, every single one of you,” to thunderous applause.
He was seen supporting the athletes earlier in the day while watching the seated volleyball match. The Duke of Sussex’s visit to the final day of competition for the #WarriorGames2023 made it extra special. As the 2023 Warrior Games came to an end, Prince Harry spent time with athletes and their families and watched the sitting volleyball finals. The official Twitter account later shared images of the Prince laughing with service members.
They also published a second tweet highlighting Prince Harry’s commitment to the cause and including a picture of him interacting with participants. The caption said, “When Prince Harry wants to sit with Team Army member Master Sgt Michael Haley and his parents at sitting volleyball!”
The Warrior Games, which are currently in their 13th year, are a much-anticipated annual event that honors the tenacity of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members from all branches of the armed forces.
Harry, 38, resides in Montecito, about 200 miles north of the games venue, with his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.
But his participation in the Warrior Games demonstrates his continued commitment to aiding military personnel and to spreading awareness of the significance of mental health and general wellbeing within the armed forces. Prince Harry, who is a veteran himself, has made it his goal to assist and empower as many veterans as he can.
He started the Invictus Games in 2014 to give injured service members a place to compete in different sports.
After returning to the US, the Duke was reunited with his wife Meghan and their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, who had stayed at their Montecito home while he was away in London testifying in court. The appearance in San Diego came just one day after the Duke’s arrival.
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On the witness stand, Harry discussed his upbringing in the royal family and in the spotlight, saying, “As a child, every single one of these articles played an important and destructive role in my growing up.”
During his trip to the UK, both Prince William and his brother Prince Charles were in London; it is unknown if Harry ran into either of them. He might have taken the chance to meet Princess Eugenie’s infant son Ernest, the newest member of the royal family.