Prince Harry says Invictus Games help 'smash stigma' around injured vets CTV NEWS
Christina Commisso, CTVNews.ca
Published Monday, May 2, 2016 4:37AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, May 2, 2016 3:18PM EDT
Prince Harry of Wales said a flight home from Afghanistan in 2008, alongside the coffin of a Danish soldier who died in combat and three young British soldiers with missing limbs, was part of his inspiration for the Invictus Games.
"This visceral image was something I never prepared myself for," Prince Harry told an audience at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York Hotel on Monday morning. "It struck me that this flight was just one of many carrying home men and women whose lives would be changed forever, and some who had made the ultimate sacrifice."