Prince Harry delivered an inspiring speech at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games on Saturday, September 16, 2023, in Düsseldorf, Germany. In his speech, Harry encouraged the competitors to “not judge people by their past pain” and to focus on their abilities and potential.
Harry, who is a co-founder of the Invictus Games, paid tribute to the competitors for their courage and resilience. He said that they had shown the world that “anything is possible” and that “disability is not an inability.”
Harry also spoke about his own personal journey, including his struggles with mental health and his decision to step back from his royal duties. He said that he had learned that it is important to be “true to yourself” and to “follow your heart.”
Harry’s speech was well-received by the audience, which included many of the Invictus Games competitors and their families. The speech was also praised by many on social media, with many people saying that it was “inspiring” and “moving.”
Here is an excerpt from Harry’s speech:
“I’m so proud of each and every one of you. You’ve shown the world that anything is possible. You’ve shown the world that disability is not an inability. You’ve shown the world that you are unstoppable.
“I know that you have all faced challenges in your lives. You have all experienced pain and loss. But you have not let that define you. You have not let that stop you from achieving your dreams.
“I want to encourage you to continue to be true to yourself. Follow your heart and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. You are capable of anything you set your mind to.
“And finally, I want to thank you for inspiring me. You inspire me every day. You show me that there is always hope. You show me that the world is a better place because of you.”
Harry’s speech is a reminder that we should not judge people by their past pain. We should focus on their abilities and potential. We should also be true to ourselves and follow our hearts.