“You know we are with you,” Prince Harry told the Ukrainian team at the Invictus Games this weekend. “The world is united with you and yet you deserve more.”
Harry was speaking during the opening ceremony for the games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick men and women, which he founded in 2014.
He said the Ukrainians had come “not just to show their strength but to tell their truth, the truth, about what is happening in their country.”
“And my hope is that these events, this event, creates the opportunity for how we as a global community can better present ourselves to you,” he continued.
While Ukraine is under assault by Russia, the country’s delegation received special permission to participate in the games from President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were, according to the BBC, accompanied at the event by a documentary team to Invictus Heartthe series about a group of competitors from around the world on their way to the 2022 Invictus Games in The Hague. Invictus Heart It was greenlit by Netflix last year as the first project in a multimillion-dollar deal with the pair’s Archewell Productions.
Markle introduced her “amazing husband” on Saturday, praising him for founding the event and then expressing her admiration for the sacrifices of all the athletes “both physically and emotionally…especially for the Ukraine team, who we all stand with.” “.