The royal was visiting Washington, D.C. while promoting the 2016 Invictus Games — a multisport event launched in 2014 for wounded veterans. As a recent retiree from the British Army, supporting those injured while serving their country is very important to the 31-year-old.
First up on the agenda for his trip to Capital City, was a tour at Virgina’s Fort Belvoir with FLOTUS and Dr. Jill Biden, the vice president’s wife — where they visited with wounded members of the military and even took in a basketball game.
Not bad company!
Later, Harry had his first ever one-on-one meeting ever with President Obama to discuss the campaign. POTUS told reporters:
“It is a great pleasure to welcome His Royal Highness Prince Harry here to the Oval Office. I’ve had an opportunity to spend a lot of time with so many of his family members, but this is the first time that we had a chance to talk directly. He has gotten to know Michelle very well… For a range of reasons, but in particular, he’s here to talk about the Invictus Games, an initiative that is bringing together wounded warriors around the world, under the leadership of Prince Harry and others, to make sure that we see not simply the sacrifices they’ve made, but also the incredible contributions, strength, and courage they continue to display.”
Even though it sounds like the Pres is a little jealous Michelle got more quality time with the royal, it looks like the two leaders had a productive first visit!
“We had huge amounts of fun designing the Invictus Games based around stealing the Warrior Games off yourselves and making it international, making it better, and now we’re giving it back to you. So we’re really looking forward to the 8th through 12th of May, and hoping to see as many people as possible come down and support all our wounded warriors together.”
What a fun way to celebrate such a great cause!
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