Monday, 15 September 2014

Prince Harry's Successful Invictus Games and Turning 30 Today

The Invictus Games, the international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women came to an end last night with a sell-out concert at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Over 400 competitors from 13 nations took part in the event, which was organised by Prince Harry.

During the closing ceremony, which featured music from such bands as Kaiser Chiefs and Foo Fighters, Prince Harry told the audience the games had shown "the very best of the human spirit" and read a statement from the Queen in which she said: "As I have followed the competition over the past four days, I have been deeply moved by your courage, determination and talent. All of you have used the power of sport to enhance your own recovery and to raise wider awareness of the enormous challenges faced by wounded veterans."

Team GB celebrate after winning gold. (Invictus Games Twitter Feed)

Prince Harry enjoyed the event, hugging Foo Fighter's lead singer Dave Grohl on stage, and even encouraged the 26,000-strong crowd to take part in a 'Mexican wave'. The Prince also said he intends to share a drink with the captain of the British team, David Henson, who, along with Prince Harry, turns 30 today.

Prince Harry presented medals to competitors at the Games.

A number of the Prince's family and friends attended to show their support for his efforts.

James Middleton, Pippa Middleton and Autumn and Peter Phillips at the Invictus Games. (Invictus Games Twitter Feed)

We received a number of requests regarding the identification of Pippa's dress; it is the Isabel dress by Anthropologie, which retails for £98 (with thanks to Pippa Style).


Speaking about his birthday, Prince Harry said, "On the birthday side of things, I'll be chuffed to bits when I'm having a beer with Dave Henson. We're really looking forward to being 30, both feeling quite old about it."

With the Prince's 30 birthday he also receives an inheritance from his mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales. The sum of £6.5 million left by her to Prince Harry is expected to have rose to at least £10 million now, after various investments.

Princess Eugenie and Guy Pelly were in attendance.

It was rumoured the Prince would celebrate his birthday at Kensington Palace, but due to the Duchess of Cambridge's illness will now postpone the party.

Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, also showed her support at the closing of the games, looking stylish in a long, grey wool coat, black boots and a black leather bag with chain detailing.

We wish Prince Harry a very happy 30th birthday! The Prince can be incredibly proud of his achievements with the Invictus Games, in which he showed true dedication and commitment. One could tell Harry really cared about the people involved and making the Games a success.


  1. Thank you for a nice recap of a very important new event for a worthy cause. I am very proud of Prince Harry for organising such a fantastic Games.

  2. Prince Harry is turning out quite nicely. He is his mother all over....feel a little choked up when I think of Diana missing her boys' lives. She would be so proud.


  3. Some of the pictures are only half coming up on mobile devices...blogspots been having this issue for awhile now

  4. That first photo of Harry is just lovely. Such a genuine smile on his face . . . lights it right up.

  5. Minor typo Charlotte .... It's The Foo Fighters :-) :-) Simone

  6. Courtney- Georgia USA19 September 2014 at 01:43

    I am so impressed by Prince Harry's work and maturity in the last couple of years! Good for him!

  7. There were pictures and claims that he abd Cressida are back together? Not sure if this is true or not?

    1. Hello Jennifer,

      I'm actually enquiring about this but I understand it is true!


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