All eyes on Prince Harry’s Invictus Games kicking off In Toronto, Ontario this weekend.
The Invictus Games, Prince Harry’s biennial Olympics-style tournament for wounded veterans, start Saturday in Toronto. Fans will be watching to see if the 33-year-old Afghanistan veteran and actress girlfriend Meghan Markle make their first official appearance together in the city where they reportedly first met last year. (Her TV series Suits films there; he was promoting this year’s event.)
If the Harry-Meghan moment comes to pass, it would add to a list of already memorable hapenings from past Invictus Games. Here are a few of our favorites so far:
That time he helped dogs out of the pool after their swimming races
At the Games, the athletes aren’t the only ones who get to compete — their service dogs have a chance at snagging medals, too. And at last year’s event, Prince Harry made the world smile when he helped dogs out of the pool following their races and toweled them off afterward.
His trash-talk rivalry with the Obamas
After Prince Harry apparently challenged the Obamas to “bring it” at the 2016 Orlando Games, Barack and Michelle Obama sent him a hilarious video to let him know they had their game faces on.
But Prince Harry was already up for the challenge. He sent them a response video —with Queen Elizabeth herself by his side.
The vet who gave her medal to British medics for saving her life
When American veteran Sgt. Elizabeth Marks (a combat medic herself) collapsed with a serious lung condition before the 2014 Games in London, medics from the National Health Service at Papworth Hospital intervened.
Two years later, after winning four gold medals in at the Orlando games, Marks asked Prince Harry to give one of the swimming gold medals she’d won at the Games to the medical team who saved her life.
“So I gave Prince Harry one of my medals and hope it will find its way back to Papworth,” she told Britain’s Telegraph. “Thank you, I’ll never be able to repay you, but what you’re doing is wonderful.”
The moment Harry reunited with a WWII widow in the rain
On a June promotional visit to Sydney, the 2018 Invictus Games host city, Prince Harry reunited with World War II widow Daphne Dunne (then 97 years old), who he had first met in 2015. The royal and Dunne shared a sweet embrace in the pouring rain.
The time he joined a wheelchair rugby game
Prince Harry took part in a rugby event at the 2014 Invictus Games. That year, the athletes met in London to compete for the gold medals.
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