PRINCE HARRY has featured in a social media post shared by Zara’s husband Mike Tindall in the latest sign of support for the Duke of Sussex from within the Royal Family.
The video of Prince Harry was shared on Mike Tindall’s Instagram account on Thursday afternoon. The footage was initially released by Harry, 35, on Saturday to commemorate VE day and what would have been the opening weekend of the Invictus Games.
Harry has always formed a close relationship with the former England Rugby Union star and the Duke is the honorary president of England Rugby and patron of the Rugby Football Union.
Mike Tindall has also been a keen supporter of the Invictus games and even competed against Harry in a wheelchair rugby match at the inaugural games in 2014.
The multi-sport event was founded by Harry and showcases the incredible athletic ability of military personnel wounded, injured or sick during conflict.
Prince Harry has featured in Mike Tindall’s Instagram story (Image: Invictus Games Foundation )
Zara Phillips, Prince Harry and Mike Tindall after their wheelchair rugby game in 2014 (Image: GETTY)
The games had been due to take place in The Hague from May 9-16 but was postponed until 2021 due to the global coronavirus crisis.
In the video, Harry paid tribute to the enormous sacrifice of those who lost their lives during World War 2.
The Duke of Sussex who is now living in Los Angeles with his wife Meghan Markle and son Archie also revealed how “life has changed dramatically” for everyone.
Harry said: “As we commemorate VE Day this weekend and pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation.
Prince Harry founded the Invictus Games in 2014 (Image: Invictus Games Foundation )
“We should have also been gathering together in the Netherlands to kickstart the Invictus Games 2020 in The Hague.
“Life has changed dramatically for all of us since I was last in The Hague, but the IG 2020 team has done an incredible job to adapt so quickly to the situation, and they are busy putting plans in place for next year.
“The new dates will be shared with you very soon.
“I hope that all of those in the Invictus family are coping well and supporting each other through this challenging time.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently living in LA (Image: GETTY)
The Queen’s grandson, who is a keen campaigner to raise awareness for mental health, also called on people to “look out for those that have gone quiet or that are no longer visible on the chat sites”.
He added: “You guys are the best at this, so I have no doubt that you’re all rallying around and supporting one another.”
The Invictus Games hold a special place in Prince Harry’s heart as he served his country in the Armed Forces for 10 years.
Harry was first deployed to Helmand in southern Afghanistan in February 2008.
A timeline of key event in the life of Meghan and Harry (Image: EXPRESS)
The Duke rose to the rank of captain in the Army and undertook two tours of Afghanistan.
In the special message Harry also urged people to get involved in a number of virtual activities and look out for the remarkable experiences of the Invictus Games competitors.
He added: “Although we can’t be together in person, I’m really happy that there are plenty of virtual activities planned for this week.
“I encourage you all to get involved if you can, because you never know, it might be fun and a change from the norm.
“Throughout this week, we will be seeing and hearing from many Invictus competitors, their experience and resilience in dealing with mental health challenges is something we could all learn lessons from.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK