Prince Harry makes cringeworthy statement ahead of Invictus Games appearance: ‘The mind is like a muscle’

Meghan Markle is set to join Harry at the games in The Hague between April 16 and April 22

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Prince Harry has issued a cringeworthy statement ahead of his appearance at the upcoming Invictus Games.

Harry founded the games to aid the rehabilitation of injured or sick military personnel and veterans from across the globe, by giving them the challenge of competing in sporting events similar to the Paralympics.

Speaking ahead of the games, which are scheduled to take place in The Hague between April 16 and April 22, the Duke of Sussex, who is also chief impact officer at professional coaching and mental health firm BetterUp, said: “At its heart, the Invictus Games is about empowering every single person around the world.

“It’s a worldwide display of resilience, determination, and community for which each of us can draw inspiration.

Prince Harry has been speaking out ahead of the Invictus Games
Prince Harry has been speaking out ahead of the Invictus Games
Meghan Markle will join Harry in the Hague
Meghan Markle will join Harry in the Hague

“I couldn’t think of a better new partner for the Invictus Games Foundation than the mental fitness platform BetterUp.

“The mind is like a muscle: it needs to be honed, trained, rehabbed, and coached.

“The men and women I served with understand this, the Invictus community knows this, and now the world is beginning to see it too.

“I’m honoured to bring the work we do at BetterUp to Invictus and look forward to expanding the support systems that service members and veterans depend on to achieve remarkable feats.”

His comments come just a day after it was confirmed that Meghan Markle would accompany Harry to the Netherlands.

The Invictus Games was where the couple chose to make their first public appearance together almost five years ago.

Meghan made her first appearance at an official engagement attended by Harry on September 24, 2017, when she attended the Invictus Games opening ceremony in Toronto, Canada, although the pair sat about 18 seats apart.

The following day, they emerged hand in hand to make their first official public appearance together at the wheelchair tennis.