Invictus Games

Prince Harry Launches Countdown To 2020 Invictus Games In The Netherlands

The 2020 Invictus Games is taking place in The Hague.

Harry had been planning to visit the Netherlands on the 8 and 9 May (Picture: PA).

The Duke of Sussex has launched the next Invictus Games during his first overseas trip since the birth of his son.

Prince Harry had planned to visit The Hague in the Netherlands on the 8 and 9 May. However, due to the recent birth of his son Archie, he has only visited on the second day.

The 2020 Invictus Games will be the fifth international paralympic-style championship for wounded military personnel and veterans and it will take place in the Dutch city in a year's time.

During the launch, the Duke said he is "thrilled" that many more wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women will have the opportunity to continue their journey to recovery:

"It is your resilience, your determination and your courage which draw crowds in their thousands.

"Leaving them feeling more inspired, moved and proud than they ever thought possible. You have already proved - anything is possible.

During the visit, the Duke also joined in a session in the Sportscampus sports hall and also fired an arrow close to the centre of the target on his first attempt.

Team UK Invictus Games 2018
The Games are an international paralympic-style championship for wounded military personnel and veterans.

The Invictus Games is an annual sporting event for injured ex-servicemen and women, founded by Prince Harry in 2014.

The inaugural tournament took place in London, before being hosted by Orlando in 2016, Toronto in 2017 and Sydney in 2018.

Team UK celebrated a record medal tally during the Australia Games.

The city of Sheffield will host the Invictus Games Team UK trials 22-26 July.