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Exciting news for Prince Harry!
The 30-year-old royal just announced he is bringing his next Invictus Games — an international Paralympic-style multi-sport event for wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel — to Orlando, Fla.
The event will take place from May 8 through May 12, 2016 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Harry, who serves as patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, held the first games in London last September.
Harry posing with an Invictus Games participant in September 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“As I’ve continued to work with wounded servicemen and women, I regularly see the power of the soldiers’ stories to inspire others. For every competitor last September, there are hundreds of others around the world who would benefit from having the same opportunity. I wanted other cities and countries to look at the competition — what it meant to those taking part and those who saw it — and take up the challenge for the next Invictus Games,” he told Us Weekly on Tuesday, July 14.
“I am absolutely delighted that the United States has taken up that challenge and will host the next Invictus Games in 2016. I have no doubt that the USA will set the bar even higher than London did and put on a great show,” he added.
Watch Harry announce the Invictus Games’ new US event in the video below!