Prince Harry 'recharged' after spending a week with 'his people'

Prince Harry 'recharged' after spending a week with 'his people'

WATCH NOW: Prince Harry and Meghan travel to Canada for Invictus Games event

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 22/02/2024

- 17:11

Updated: 22/02/2024

- 17:53

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex travelled to Canada last week to promote next year's Games

Prince Harry became "recharged" at the Invictus Games after spending a week with "his people", it has been claimed.

The Duke of Sussex is focused on "understanding the athletes", according to Invictus Games alumnus Mike Bourgeois.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle travelled to Canada last week for the Vancouver Whistler 2025's One Year to Go celebrations.

Bourgeois represented Canada in the archery team at the 2020 Invictus Games in The Netherlands.

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Prince Harry travelled to Vancouver for an exciting Invictus Games event


Speaking about the duke, he said: "He's genuinely interested in your journey. 'How's your coaching? What's the learning experience like? How are you being treated?'

"He even asked one person about their accommodation and thoughts on the food."

"His focus is on understanding the athletes. It's about recognising those embarking on a journey of recovery. That's what drives him."

Bourgeois added: "I can only speak from my own experience.

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Prince Harry looked extremely happy throughout his trip to Canada​


"For us, you go from struggling in silence because it’s a pride thing.

"With the military, you never want to admit that you’re broken or injured. It's always game-based, always machine-focused.

"I think that when you get exposed to this level of recognition where the Duke of Sussex gets down on his hands and knees and looks you in the eyes and talks to you, it’s like you’re somebody.

"He sees you and hears you. That’s what it was like for me.

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Prince Harry founded the Games in 2014


Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle accompanied her husband during his Canada trip​


"And I know that’s what it was like for a lot of my teammates."

Bourgeois noted how "super genuine" the duke was. He continued telling People: "This is where the prince gets recharged.

"He’s with his people now; he’s with the soldiers and the veterans, and that’s shared experiences."

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