He became interested in events that promoted the physical and psychological rehabilitation of war veterans. In 2013, he attended and played in the US Warriors games, a sporting competition for wounded, ill, and injured servicemen and veterans.
Prince Harry playing in the US v. Britain volleyball game, Warriors Games, 2013
But Harry was determined to do something in Britain, as well.
“Over those ten years [in the military], I [was] been given an amazing amount of knowledge and experience where I am now perfectly positioned to be their voice and champion their cause.”
So he got an idea.
Prince Harry was inspired to start a veterans sporting event of his own, and in 2014, launched the Invictus Games in London. The website describes the event as “[using] the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.” The inaugural games were hosted in London in 2014, but the location changes each year. This year, the games will be held in Orlando, Florida. In 2017, the games will be held in Toronto, Canada.