Harry releases second video on same day he loses court battle: ‘You are the personification of resilience'

Harry releases second video on same day he loses court battle: ‘You are the personification of resilience'

Watch: Prince Harry's Well Child Awards video message

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 28/02/2024

- 20:30

Updated: 28/02/2024

- 20:35

The Duke of Sussex appeared in a pre-recorded video for a sports awards event in London

  • Prince Harry awarded Josh Boggi on being the winner of the Invictus Games Foundation Unconquered award
  • The duke lost a court battle over police security when he returns to the UK today
  • The prince released another video message Wednesday for the WellChild Awards

Prince Harry has released a second video on the same day as he lost his court battle over security protection in the UK.

The Duke of Sussex made a surprise virtual appearance at the Sport Gives Back Awards in London.

This is the second video the duke released today. Harry recorded a message earlier urging the public to nominate for the WellChild Awards.

During the video, Harry hailed the “extraordinary strength and spirit” of young people with various medical conditions.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry spoke in a pre-recorded message for the Sport Gives Back Awards in London


It also comes on the same day that he lost a High Court challenge against the Home Office to change the level of his personal security when he visits the UK.

In his second video message today, the prince paid tribute to Invictus medal-winning cyclist and fellow army soldier Josh Boggi.

The prince praised Boggi for being the “personification of resilience” after losing multiple limbs during his tour in Afghanistan.

The duke said: “Josh, you are a truly remarkable human. You served your country and completed three tours of Afghanistan.

Prince William, Josh Boggi and his son, Jenson

Prince William speaks with Josh Boggi in 2013


“You were blown up, suffering a broken back and the loss of three limbs. You cycled across America and won several Invictus Games medals.

“There is no-one in the world who deserves this more; you are the personification of resilience. Congratulations mate.”

Boggi lost both his legs and his right arm at the age of 23 after stepping on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2010.

The army veteran met Prince Harry and Prince William at a Help the Heroes Recovery Centre in 2013 and has since competed in the Invictus Games which were founded by the Duke of Sussex.

Boggi has also completed the 3,000-mile Race Across America team cycling challenge and is the first triple amputee rescue scuba diver.

Josh Boggi

Josh Boggi competed in the Invictus Games in 2014


Prince Harry

Prince Harry founded the Invictus Games in 2014


The Sport Gives Back awards, which is set to be broadcast on ITV on March 10, celebrates the “amazing charities organisations and individuals who change lives through sport.”

Boggi is now Invictus’s community liaison executive and works with wounded and sick service personnel.

Sir Mo Farah, Dame Kelly Holmes, Frank Lampard and Ellie Simmonds attended the event in London tonight.

The Invictus Games were created in 2014 by Prince Harry to help wounded servicemen and women to recover physically, psychologically and socially.

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