Prince Harry given guided tour of Invictus Games venues


Prince Harry has got his first glimpse of the venues that will host the 2016 Invictus Games.

In brilliant summer sunshine, Harry was given a guided tour of the arenas and centres where more than 500 competitors from 15 nations will compete in the Paralympics-style sporting spectacle.

As he wandered around the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, Harry chatted to some of the injured servicemen and women and veterans completing their training ahead of the Games which start on Sunday with an opening ceremony attended by US First Lady Michelle Obama.

He travelled by golf buggy between the venues and competitors did double takes when they saw him driven past or called out his name and got a wave in return.

Harry marvelled at the temporary swimming pool built in a few weeks on the site and stopped to speak to members of the Dutch team who were training there.

He posed for a picture with the men and joked that he was wearing too many clothes as the image was taken.

Dutch team captain Rahmon Zondervan an officer in the Netherlands military said: "We talked about the first Invictus Games held in 2014 and he was asking what events we were competing in.

"Orlando is bigger than London but we're all together here as the venues are closer together and the atmosphere is great."