Prince Harry attempts driving challenge at Invictus Games


Prince Harry has taken part in Jaguar Land Rover's Driving Challenge at the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando.

Prince Harry, who was the founder of the Invictus Games, showed his support for the 11 teams taking part in the time trial driving event, which saw teams using communication and teamwork to navigate a series of challenges in a Jaguar XE and a Land Rover Discovery Sport.

The Prince then awarded a gold medal to the French team, led by driver Rober Phillipe and navigator Rebujent Haller. Estonia won a silver medal, with Denmark securing the bronze.

Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said: "Today, the Invictus Games were opened by the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge. We were delighted to host 11 nations in their first medal opportunity. The competition was very tough.

Prince Harry attempts driving challenge at Invictus Games

Prince Harry attempts driving challenge at Invictus Games

"I am honoured to meet with the passionate competitors to hear more about their individual journey to the Invictus Games. There is a close alignment of the values and the mind-set of Jaguar Land Rover and the vision of the Games. So, we are extremely proud to be the presenting partner."

Jaguar Land Rover has maintained a commitment to the Armed Forces, providing jobs for over 200 transitioning service members in the UK since 2013. It recently announced that it would also be funding and hiring 180 US service members across North America this year.

The Invictus Games is a sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, promoting sport as a form of recovery for those affected by war and loss.