Dukes: They're just like us. Well, not exactly like us, but they do sometimes get freaked out by public speaking.
Case in point: the above video in which Prince Harry opens up about the five-year anniversary of the Invictus Games. The caption alongside the casual video, which was posted to the @SussexRoyal Instagram account, begins, "These games have made it possible for thousands of wounded and injured servicemen and women to use the power of sport to rehabilitate themselves and those around them, while inspiring people all over the world."
In the clip, the Duke of Sussex recalled his nerves during a speech at the very first Invictus Games. “On the night, we had the lecture or podium right in front of all the competitors so I could just see all their faces, and they started chanting,” he said. “I was so nervous. I was shaking…I knew I had a certain window to be able to get my words out, and we were also running behind. So I rushed it. It was probably one of the worst speeches I’ve ever given,” he added with a laugh. Archie's dad also talked about his favorite Invictus Games moment, a U.K. victory over the U.S. in wheelchair basketball during the first event.
According to @SussexRoyal, "The @WeAreInvictusGames was founded by The Duke of Sussex in 2014 after he saw the power of sport in recovery while visiting the warrior games in Colorado Springs USA. The Duke was so moved by what he witnessed, he felt inspired to expand this concept on a global scale. Since then this non profit organisation has staged games in London, Orlando, Toronto and Sydney and next year’s games will be held in The Hague in May 2020."
Congrats on the anniversary, Harry and team!