News | Entertainment
22 Oct 2021 3:17
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Prince Harry and Jill Biden teamed up to host a virtual event in honour of Warrior Games athletes and their families on Monday (13.09.21)

    The Duke of Sussex apologised to those at the online meeting after the games - a sports tournament for injured service personnel - were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and admitted he'd been looking forward to the event, which inspired his own Invictus Games


    Speaking from his California home, he told those gathered: "I am so sorry that we're not all together at the Warrior Games where we should be.

    "The pandemic has certainly changed or flipped life upside down for so many people.

    "I will never forget that first visit that I had to the Warrior Games, which inspired me to create the Invictus Games and the Invictus Games never would have been created had I not been inspired by every single one of you, and your companions, and the families for everything that you give to the service of this country."

    And the 36-year-old royal insisted the tournament is about far more than just winning.

    He added: "It's not about the medals. It's not even so much about the winning, as far as most of us are concerned you guys have already won.

    "These games are so important, whether it's the Warrior Games, whether it's the Invictus Games, it is ultimately the reminder of service, both at home and overseas.

    "It is about caring for our physical as well as our mental fitness.

    "And that, again, is not just those who wear the uniform, but every single one of you.

    "Because as we know, once served, always serving and that goes across the whole family network."

    And the First Lady 70, praised Harry as she reflected on the "humanity" which shone through after the September 11 terror attacks, which occurred 20 years ago.

    She said: "Twenty years ago our world broke apart and the shockwaves of 9/11 continue today, but as the President and I visited the September 11 memorials this weekend I was reminded of the humanity that shined through the inhumanity of that day.

    "There was a call to defend the values we hold dear as we waged a global war on terror and a courageous group of men and women stepped forward to say 'Me, I will go.'

    "And that includes you, Harry. You live by a simple principle, serve together, recover together."

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     21 Oct: Emma Raducanu has been announced as the new face of Dior
     21 Oct: Lily Allen is reportedly set for a role in a major BBC drama
     21 Oct: Edie Falco felt a special connection with 'The Sopranos' co-star James Gandolfini
     21 Oct: Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry have finalised their divorce
     21 Oct: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have hosted the delayed reception to mark the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue
     21 Oct: Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan have a "secret code" they use to text each other
     21 Oct: Mila Kunis told her daughter to "push back" after getting shoved during preschool
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Stacey Michelsen feels ready to depart the international hockey stage More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    New Zealand's passed a world-first law making businesses disclose climate impacts More...



     Today's News

    Business:
    New Zealand's passed a world-first law making businesses disclose climate impacts 21:54

    Entertainment:
    Emma Raducanu has been announced as the new face of Dior 21:33

    Hockey:
    Stacey Michelsen feels ready to depart the international hockey stage 21:14

    International:
    NSW families to receive $250 vouchers as 'thank you' for homeschooling during COVID-19 lockdown 21:04

    Entertainment:
    Lily Allen is reportedly set for a role in a major BBC drama 21:03

    Entertainment:
    Edie Falco felt a special connection with 'The Sopranos' co-star James Gandolfini 20:33

    Entertainment:
    Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry have finalised their divorce 20:03

    Entertainment:
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have hosted the delayed reception to mark the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue 19:33

    Entertainment:
    Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan have a "secret code" they use to text each other 19:03

    Basketball:
    Steven Adams has helped post a win in his first game with his new NBA team the Memphis Grizzlies 18:54


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd