The Invictus Games are one of Prince Harry's biggest passion projects: a worldwide event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, which uses the power of sport to bring people together. Harry set up the games in 2013, and over the past few years, events have taken place in London, Orlando, and Toronto. As well as being one of his most high-profile jobs, the Games are also important to the timeline of Harry's romance with Meghan Markle.
It was at the Toronto games in 2017 that Harry famously made his first official appearance with Meghan, having allegedly met her at the launch event the previous year. During their engagement, the couple made numerous appearances at Invictus Games-related events, including the UK trials for the 2018 games and a reception for the host country, Australia.
Now officially the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (following their wedding in May), Harry and Meghan's first official royal tour will include the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney. However, while all that fun is still to come, they're now looking even further forward, to the 2020 games.
On Monday, Kensington Palace announced the venue for the next games, and this time it'll include a much shorter flight for the young royals! The games will take plan in The Hague, Netherlands. Harry was quoted as saying, "I am delighted to announce that The Hague is taking up the challenge of hosting the 5th #InvictusGames. The city will soon become the motivation for hundreds of servicemen and women using the Games to inspire their recovery from physical and mental injuries." He went on to explain the decision, saying: "The Netherlands has supported the Games from the very beginning, and I know that everyone there will fully get behind and support the soldiers & veterans who have served their countries so bravely."
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 4, 2018