Best Invictus Games Moments Over the Years — Including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Couple Debut!
The 2020 Invictus Games were postponed due to coronavirus. Take a look back at the greatest photos from Prince Harry's passion project
As he launched the Invictus Games in 2014, Prince Harry said: "I have witnessed first-hand how the power of sport can positively impact the lives of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women in their journey of recovery."
"The Invictus Games will focus on what they can achieve post injury and celebrate their fighting spirit, though an inclusive sporting competition that recognizes the sacrifice they have made."
The first Invictus Games were held in 2014 in London, where Harry chatted with veterans and service members competing in the wheelchair basketball event.
Family support! Prince Harry was joined by cousin Zara and her husband Mike Tindall at the London Invictus Games.
Harry even tried his hand at floor volleyball!
Harry teamed up with Dr. Jill Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama to promote the Orlando Invictus Games at a 2015 wheelchair basketball game for veterans in Virginia.
Harry met Jasmine, a medical alert dog for her owner David Romero, as he visited venues ahead of the 2016 Invictus Games.
Prince Harry celebrated with Team U.K. after they won gold in the swimming relay event in Orlando — and got a little wet in the process!
Prince Harry sees how he would look in stars and stripes with a group of athletes in 2016.
"You are all Invictus," Harry said at the 2016 closing ceremony. "You are now ambassadors for the spirit of these games. Spread the word. Never stop fighting. And do all you can to lift up everyone around you."
Harry gave a special congratulations to a member of Team U.K. — by planting a kiss on his head at the wheelchair rugby event!
Meghan and Harry reunited at the closing ceremony in Toronto with plenty of PDA, including cuddling and a kiss!
"Don't just move on from these games with happy memories," Harry said at the 2017 closing ceremony. "Instead, make an Invictus goal for yourselves. Let the examples of service and resilience that you have seen, inspire you to take action to improve something – big or small – in your life, for your family, or in your community."
"Let's create a ripple effect of the Invictus spirit across our nations, that will be the real legacy of this extraordinary week."
Harry gets in the middle of the action as he greets bikers.
Meghan and Harry took to the water to get a front row view of the sailing event in Sydney Harbor.
"The secret of these Invictus Games is not really about the amazing medical science that has saved the lives of our competitors and helped many of them to walk, swim, or move again," Harry said at the 2018 closing ceremony. "The secret to the success of these Games has been accepting that mental health is the real key to recovery. Our competitors have helped turn the issue of mental health from a sad story to an inspiring one. They want to live, rather than just be alive."
"It's such an honor to be here tonight with all of you and supporting my husband at the Invictus Games, which he founded four years ago," Meghan said in her closing ceremony speech. "In a short span of time, the games have evolved into an international platform of some of the best athletics and sportsmanship you could ever witness, coupled with a camaraderie and close-knit community, which can only be defined as the Invictus spirit."
Just days after Archie's birth, Prince Harry traveled to the Netherlands to celebrate one year until the 2020 Invictus Games — and he was presented with swag for his baby boy!
Before the 2020 Invictus Games were postponed, Harry joined forces with Jon Bon Jovi to record a special version of his song "Unbroken."