Wounded warriors do battle at Prince Harry's Invictus Games

Prince Harry (right) speaks with David Birrell ahead of the Invictus Games, on September 9, 2014Prince Harry welcomed injured troops from around the world at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games, where they will do battle across a range of sports. The prince, a British army captain who fought twice in Afghanistan, is the driving force behind the four days of competition across nine sports. Some 416 wounded troops from 13 countries — both serving and veterans — are to go for gold at the Olympic Park, site of the London 2012 Games. Surrounded by the athletes, Harry spoke of his experiences serving in Afghanistan, evacuating injured soldiers, flying home with the wounded and meeting those recovering from their injuries in hospital.

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