Prince Harry Surprises Unsuspecting Fans with Speech at Screening of Upcoming Netflix Series ‘Heart of Invictus’

The prince has something to say

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Royal admirers gathered at the AMC theater in Chula Vista, California, to catch an exclusive screening of Prince Harry’s upcoming Netflix series, Heart of Invictus. And little did they know that the Duke of Sussex, 38, would be making an unexpected appearance.

According to People magazine, Harry attended the screening to show his appreciation and support for the United Service Organizations (USO), which, per their official website, aims to provide resources for “active-duty service members and military families.”

And while the royal spare was there, he took a moment to deliver a speech to everyone who came out to support the project. “You guys get to see Heart of Invictus, which has been the last two years in the making, sooner than anybody else,” Harry said to the crowd in the theater. 

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He also took a moment to thank everyone for taking the time to attend the event. “So it’ll be coming out on Wednesday [August 30],” the royal said. “You guys get to watch it tonight, or at least two episodes (to) sort of whet the appetite for the rest of it. But it’s nice to be back in San Diego.”

Earlier this month, Netflix released the official trailer for the upcoming docuseries, which will center around a group of contestants from across the world who are preparing to compete in the 2020 Invictus Games, which was held in The Hague, Netherlands.

Harry officially launched the Invictus Games back in 2014. The annual event allows ill and wounded servicemen and women to participate in various sporting events such as tennis, basketball, etc. 

The 2023 Invictus Games will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany. The international event will be held from September 9 to 16. And not only that—Harry is expected to be there alongside his wife, Meghan Markle, 42.

A lovely surprise from the duke.

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