The 2020 Invictus Games have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Prince Harry has pushed the event back an entire year, following the global crisis surrounding the disease.

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The paralympic competition for veterans and servicemen and women, founded by Prince Harry, was expected to take place from May 9 to 16 in the Netherlands; now it has been moved to 2021. "We are all extremely saddened that the 5th edition of the Invictus Games can no longer take place in May 2020, but we know the wait until next year will be worth it," reads the statement posted on the Invictus’ Instagram account.

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Prince Harry is encouraging people to support each other

The Invictus Games have been a very important part of Prince Harry's history. In 2017, for instance, he made his first public appearance along with Meghan Markle in Toronto. This year, the royal teamed up with rock star Jon Bon Jovi for a special song in honour of the games.

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Prince Harry and the Invictus Games' organizers are encouraging people to support each other in these difficult times and to "keep the Invictus spirit alive."

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