Britain's Prince Harry in Sydney for Invictus Games launch

Marsha Scott
June 7, 2017

Prince Harry has marked 500 days to the Invictus Games in Sydney, the British Royal joining Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove at Admiralty House to begin the countdown to the event for which he is Patron.

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Sure enough, he took time to shake hands and pose for photos - NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian even stepping in to act as royal photo taker as one fan handed over her iPhone to get the flawless shot.

The two fans were part of a 200-strong crowd who waited in the rain to catch a glimpse of Harry as he walked around Circular Quay after watching a sailing demonstration as part of the 2018 Invictus Games preparations.

A spokeswoman at Kensington Palace last month "could not confirm or deny whether Prince Harry or older brother Prince William would make it to New Zealand for the Lions tour", simply saying there were no plans confirmed as of yet.

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In his efforts to get to all the well-wishers and Royal Family fans that had lined the Harbour, Prince Harry was also offered his fair share of food and drinks by fans - with some even offering him a cup of tea and a Tim Tam. "Sport would help these guys and girls fix their lives and reconnect with those around them".

Armed with nothing but a small umbrella as she sat patiently awaiting her prince, Harry recognised Daphne nearly instantly and was more than happy to accept her show of affection. The Invictus Games shows us that it is possible to overcome adversity, and that the impossible is possible, if you have the will.

"While we sat waiting to board, the coffin of a Danish soldier was loaded on to the plane, and three soldiers in induced comas, all three wrapped in plastic, some with missing limbs and tubes coming out everywhere". "I'd been serving as an army officer with the British Amy until my presence was leaked out into the press", the former Captain Wales said in Sydney on Wednesday.

He also opened his speech by paying tribute to the victims of the weekend's London terror attack.

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