March 19, 2020 / 6:37 PM / 9 days ago

Prince Harry's Invictus Games postponed over coronavirus outbreak

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry speaks with athletes during a sports training session at Sportcampus Zuiderpark during a visit to The Hague as part of a programme of events to mark the official launch of of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 in The Hague, Netherlands, May 9, 2019. Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERS

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Britain’s Price Harry told army veterans on Thursday that he was “really sorry” his Invictus Games international sporting event was postponed by at least a year due to the coronavirus outbreak, in a video posted on Twitter.

“I know how disappointed you all must be, this is a focus that so many of you need,” Prince Harry said.

In the video message posted on the Invictus Games’ twitter account the prince spoke directly to the veterans who planned to participate in the Invictus Games which were due to take place in The Hague, the Netherlands, from 9 to 16 May, 2020.

Prince Harry added the games would be moved to 2021 but no dates were known yet. The Invictus Games were founded by Prince Harry for military personnel wounded in action.

Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg; Editing by Kirsten Donovan and Alexandra Hudson

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