Prince Harry 'no longer on their wave': War veterans 'regretful' at changing focus of Invictus Games - claim

Prince Harry 'no longer on their wave': War veterans 'regretful' at changing focus of Invictus Games - claim

WATCH NOW: Angela Levin discusses the Invictus Games

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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 29/04/2024

- 21:28

Updated: 29/04/2024

- 21:28

Prince Harry will return to the UK next week for the Invictus Games anniversary

Royal Biographer Angela Levin has claimed that veterans who are involved in Prince Harry's Invictus Games are "regretful" that the royal is no longer "on their wave".

Speaking to GBN America, Levin said she believed the games had become "too royal", and were more about Harry and wife Meghan Markle than the veterans themselves.

This comes as Prince Harry will make his return to the UK next week, as the Invictus Games celebrates its 10th anniversary.

The Duke will attend a church service at St Paul's Cathedral on May 8, his first visit to his homeland since he met with King Charles, following his cancer diagnosis.

Prince Harry and Angela Levin

Angela Levin says Prince Harry is 'no longer on the same wave' as the Invictus Games veterans

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In a discussion with Levin, host Mark Dolan said that the games are one of Harry's "great achievements", but have become "imperilled" in recent years.

Mark claimed: "About 2,000 ex-military have left the games, as they say it's lost its original meaning. There are some former veterans who would like Harry to step down."

Levin responded: "It's become much too royal. Meghan makes the speeches, she actually led a march where some of the ex-military people were either physically, emotionally or psychologically damaged, or all of it, during the fighting.

"They were very upset about this, because she knows nothing about how to march. And I think they don't want that."

Prince Harry

Prince Harry will return to the UK next week for an Invictus Games anniversary service


Levin recalled Meghan's previous speech at the games in Dusseldorf, where she apologised for being late and claimed she had to give their children, Archie and Lilibet, their "milkshakes".


Levin fumed: "They don't want to hear that she's late because she had to give her children a milkshake, three days before she could get out there. I mean, nobody really wants to know.

"She also did a speech on how to be strong and fight against things, which was actually I think rather insulting."

She added: "I think it's become much too taken away from what is the idea, which is to help these people live another life."

"Harry was brilliant with them - when I went round with him to talk to them, he was marvellous at giving them a feeling that life was worth living. I couldn't believe how good he was, spending three or four minutes talking to them."

Angela Levin

Angela Levin says the veterans are 'upset' with Harry's focus on Meghan Markle


Criticising Meghan's increased involvement in the games, Levin told GBN America: "Now it's all about Meghan mainly and Harry follows behind, and I don't think people want that.

When asked by Mark if she believes the veterans feel that the Invictus Games are now a "PR exercise for the Sussexes", Levin agreed, explaining: "I think they feel very regretful that Harry is no longer on their wave.

"He's off thinking about Meghan, looking after her, making sure she's all right and they're not getting what they deserve, which is all the attention on them, not on Meghan.

"The other thing they're upset about is they try to stay in the most expensive hotel, which takes money out of what is coming in for the victims. And I think they find they're just really quite difficult."

GB News has approached the Duke of Sussex's representatives for comment

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