ALEX JONES – best known for presenting The One Show – took to Instagram today to express her disappointment following some sad news from Prince Harry.
Alex Jones: ‘It’s so sad’ The One Show presenter reacts to Prince Harry’s announcement (Image: PA)
Alex Jones spoke of her sadness online today following an announcement from Prince Harry that the Invictus Games 2020 has been cancelled.
The 43-year-old TV presenter was due to present the BBC’s coverage of the Duke’s sporting event in May.
The One Show host told her 214,000 Instagram followers that she was “so sad” to hear the news.
Alex wrote: “Well 2020 is turning out to be a shocker for us all including Harry.”
The TV presenter continued: “It’s so sad that this years Invictus Games will be cancelled but it was inevitable.
“Absolutely the right thing to do and the only option to help keep us all safe and those in other countries.”
Prince Harry announced the cancellation of the Invictus Games 2020, which were due to take place in The Hague later this year, in a video message from Canada.
He said it was a “terribly difficult decision to have to make,” but was the “most sensible and safest option” in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
Alex Jones spoke of her sadness online today (Image: PA)
Opening up about a past event, Alex said in her post today: “I have such great memories of the Invictus Games in Sydney.
“It was a whole new world for me and the most uplifting experience.
“It was such an honour to present the coverage for @bbcone and I was looking forward to going to The Hague in May.”
Alex headed to Australia in 2018 to present the sporting event, which sees wounded, injured or sick Service men and women compete.
Alex Jones was ‘so sad’ to hear that the Invictus Games 2020 had been cancelled (Image: Instagram/alexjonesthomson)
The BBC star opened up about her disappointment for the competitors but revealed her mother-in-law’s wise words in times of difficulty.
She said: “I feel most disappointed on behalf of those who were planning on competing as the games are such a life line for them.
We all understand why though.”
“In the coming months lots of us will experience similar disappointment as weddings, big birthday celebrations, holidays and family gatherings are cancelled but we will come out the other side with a bigger appreciation of special times.
“As my mother-in-law keeps saying…’THIS TOO WILL PASS.’ “
Alex signed off: “Let’s hold on to that. Here’s to #invictus2021.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK