Prince Harry composes first tweet during Invictus Games, jokes about typing skills

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

London, United Kingdom (4E) – Prince Harry has posted his first ever tweet at the Invictus Games launch on Thursday, and while composing, joked that his typing is a bit far from being superb.

Using the official Twitter account of the Invictus Games, the 29-year-old royal wrote, “Hope everyone will get behind #invictusgames. Great opportunity to support and thank the men and women who have given so much. Harry.”

A member of the staff asked Harry if he was “clear how to do it,” while composing the 140-character message on an iPad, to which he jokingly replied, “This is why I joined the army—I can’t type properly.”

Meanwhile, during his speech at the launch, Prince Harry, at one point, said, “For many of those who have suffered life changing injuries, sport plays a hugely important part in their recovery and life beyond as you have heard. This is particularly true for those men and women injured in the service of their country. By the nature of their profession these men and women are often very active and undoubtedly highly competitive. The Invictus Games this September will give these inspirational people the opportunity to showcase their talent and in doing so, prove that anything is really possible.”

He added, “I hope everyone will show their admiration by snapping up tickets when they go on sale tomorrow morning and cheering from the side lines.”

The Invictus Games, happening at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, is an Olympic-style competition for wounded and disabled soldiers. It is expected to include around 300 contenders from 13 countries.

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