"But this decision was the most sensible and the safest option for all of you and their families and everybody else involved in these games". This is after the couple announced that they are going to step back from royal duties to focus on a much more progressive role.
Prince Harry has attended the games since its inaugural London 2014 event, and has gone on to host further competitions in Orlando in 2016, Toronto the following year, and Sydney in 2018. "I don't think anybody could understand that, but in all fairness, I had no idea-which probably sounds hard to understand here-but when I first met my now-husband, my friends were really happy because I was so happy, but my British friends said to me, 'I'm sure he's great, but you shouldn't do it, because the British tabloids will destroy your life.' And I very naively.we're American, we don't have that there, 'What are you talking about?"
It's good to have you back in the real world Meghan, and Harry, welcome. I would encourage you maintain that focus as best as you can.
"I'm sorry we couldn't provide this for you". Please look after your families. "Therefore, we find ourselves in a clear situation which left us no other choice than to reschedule the Invictus Games to the year 2021. Significant planning to scope and confirm this option is underway", the foundation's statement read.
"The safety and wellbeing of these wounded, injured or sick Servicemen and women, and their friends and family, is paramount".
"We did not wish to add to the complexity of the response, or increase the risk to those involved, by bringing together an worldwide and potentially vulnerable audience".
The Invictus Games is just one of many events impacted by COVID-19 - which has already claimed nearly 10,000 lives worldwide - with the likes of Coachella, Glastonbury, and Cannes Film Festival all postponing or cancelling their plans for 2020.
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