EntertainmentHarry returns for Invictus games amid royal family tensions

Harry returns for Invictus games amid royal family tensions

Prince Harry and Prince William
Prince Harry and Prince William
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12:57 PM EDT, May 2, 2024

Harry is set to make another visit to Great Britain soon. Andrew Pierce discussed the likelihood of a reunion between William and his brother on the "The Reaction" YouTube show hosted by Daily Mail. Was this anticipated?

Invictus Games are global sports events for veterans and active-duty soldiers who have sustained injuries, illnesses, or impairments. Founded by Prince Harry, the inaugural games were held in London in 2014. The term "Invictus" derives from Latin, meaning "undefeated," highlighting the resilient spirit and determination of the competitors.

The games feature a variety of sports, including athletics, swimming, sitting volleyball, rowing, and wheelchair rugby. Beyond being a competitive sporting event, the Invictus Games play a crucial role in promoting veterans' rehabilitation, mental health, and social reintegration.

Prince Harry has confirmed his return to Great Britain for the 10th anniversary of the Games. This visit marks his first since February when he visited his father after King Charles announced his cancer diagnosis.

According to the BBC, Harry will participate in a thanksgiving service at St. Paul's Cathedral in London on May 8, where he is scheduled to speak with actor Damian Lewis.

It remains unconfirmed whether his wife, Meghan Markle, will accompany him from Montecito, California. Notably, their son Archie's fifth birthday is May 6.

Will Harry meet with William?

Andrew Pierce of the Daily Mail shared on the "The Reaction" show that "there is no chance" William will meet with his brother Harry in London. He suggests it's improbable, given Duchess Kate's cancer treatment and the stress from the fallout over Harry's book, namely his explosive autobiography "Spare."

The possibility of Harry meeting Charles also remains uncertain. The 75-year-old monarch resumed public engagements this week, visiting a chemotherapy unit in London and engaging with numerous cancer patients.

It's debatable whether a meeting between Harry and his father is advisable, given their strained past and Harry's tumultuous departure from royal life, including his separation from his brother and Duchess Kate. Rumors suggest Harry might opt for a hotel stay rather than residing in a royal palace.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
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