When it comes to the future of the now-annual event that he created, Prince Harry is an optimist—meaning he doesn’t believe there will be a perpetual need for the Invictus Games as we now know them.
Ideally, he suggests, the competition for sick and wounded warriors won’t be around forever, at least not in the form it is now. But when that change will take place, and what form it will take, are still up in the air.
“I’ve said many times before, Invictus has got a shelf life,” Harry told interviewer Brian Williams at the closing of the Games’ third instalment, in Toronto. “The conveyor belt of wounded coming back from war has ceased to a certain extent.
“But for us at the Invictus Games Foundation, it happens every year. We think we’ve made a decision and then we come to the Games ...