DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan arrived in the western German city of Düsseldorf on Tuesday to promote the Invictus Games, a competition for wounded, injured and ill veterans and service personnel.
The couple, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were greeted by the mayor and hundreds of cheering fans who had come to the old town where Harry and Meghan entered the town hall for a reception.
The Invictus Games are expected to take place at the Merkus Spiel stadium in Düsseldorf within a year.
Harry founded the Invictus Games to aid the rehabilitation of service members and veterans by challenging them to compete in sporting events similar to the Paralympics.
Inside the town hall, Harry expressed his respect for the participants of the games.
“Let us learn from their stories and experiences. Let’s take strength from everyone for our daily lives and believe in the power of sport to achieve what can sometimes seem impossible, “he said. “We have much to learn and grow from their example as they have braved all odds to carry the torch of service, determination and perseverance.”
Later Tuesday, the couple was scheduled to take a boat trip down the Rhine River with veterans.
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