Prince Harry: Poses with volunteers before the opening of the Invictus Games

The Invictus Games in Düsseldorf are about to start! Prince Harry (38), who founded this sporting event for war-disabled soldiers, was previously welcomed by Mayor Dr. Stephan Keller (52) received. The program for Harry began in the morning.

The prince met with a group of dedicated helpers who do their work for the event on a voluntary basis. A group photo from this meeting was shared by the Invictus Games Foundation on the X platform (formerly Twitter). Harry seemed to be in a good mood, as his broad laugh suggested.

Prince Harry was welcomed in Düsseldorf by the mayor

The first Invictus Games took place in London in 2014, and this year the sports competition will be held in Germany for the first time. The royal has a long day ahead of him. Before things start in the evening, Harry will be welcomed by Keller at around 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, together with Defense Minister Boris Pistorius (63) and delegations from the participating countries in the Düsseldorf town hall. There he will also sign his name in the city’s Golden Book.

The opening ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and is also the start of the games, which have the motto “A Home for Respect”. The opening will be moderated by Hadnet Tesfai (born 1979) and Steven Gätjen (50). After the march of the participating nations, there will be, among other things, a video message from Chancellor Olaf Scholz (65), greetings from Keller and speeches from Harry and Pistorius. The rapper Macklemore (40) will end the start with a performance.

Prince Harry is sitting with Pistorius in the “current sports studio” this evening

However, the day is not over for Prince Harry yet. As was announced at the end of August, he will then visit the “current sport studio” with Pistorius and three participants in the event. The performance can be seen on ZDF from 11 p.m.

The Invictus Games run until September 16th, when there will also be a closing ceremony. Harry is supposed to appear again here. The British singer Sam Ryder (34) and his colleague Rita Ora (32) are planned as acts for the show.

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