Prince Harry Confirms Return To UK For Invictus Games Anniversary

Prince Harry has confirmed he will return to the UK in just over a week’s time to attend a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games, which he founded.

The BBC reports that Harry will attend a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on May 8, when he will give a reading alongside actor Damian Lewis.

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His wife Meghan Markle has not been confirmed to make the trip to the UK from Montecito in California, where the couple live with their two children.

This will be Harry’s first trip to his home country since February, when he made a whistlestop visit to see his father, following King Charles’s announcement of his cancer diagnosis.

It is the first major event he will have attended in the UK for some time.

The prince first created the Invictus Games, a sport event for military personnel wounded in action, back in 2014, when the first event took place in London.

A spokesperson for the Games said, “The ceremony will mark “a decade of changing lives and saving lives through sport.”

News of Harry’s visit comes two days after it was confirmed by Buckingham Palace that King Charles will begin resuming public engagements next week, after he has made sufficient progress in his cancer treatment. While his cancer has not been specified, the Palace statement added that “doctors were “very encouraged by the progress made so far and remain positive about the King’s continued recovery.”

There has been no public update on the health of Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, since she disclosed last month that she was undergoing preventative chemotherapy following abdominal surgery.

In a statement released in March, Catherine said the diagnosis was a “huge shock” after an “incredibly tough couple of months”.

This week, the Palace said King Charles was “so proud of Catherine for her courage” in speaking about her treatment, and had remained in close contact with his beloved daughter-in-law.

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