“HARRY MADE IT CLEAR THAT THE SAFETY OF THE PARTICIPANTS MUST COME FIRST. »
For their last short tour of the UK before the Megxit, Harry and Meghan have to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. And one of their most cherished projects is in danger of being cancelled by the virus.
The coronavirus is slowly changing the face of the world. The fall of the markets, public figures affected, containment measures applied here and there…
Everyone is adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic, even the royal family, even Prince Harry, who expects to see one of his great projects swept away by the virus at any moment: the Invictus games, the first great event of the Duke of Sussex after his departure from the Firm.
Because the event that was supposed to take place in May in The Hague, the Netherlands, is under threat of cancellation. The Dutch authorities have recorded 804 infected and ten deaths due to the coronavirus.
This is a blow to William’s brother but a source close to William’s brother is positive: “Harry has made it clear that the safety of the participants must come first. As the weeks go by, it seems less and less likely that the event will go as Harry and his team had hoped. And there is still a good chance that it will have to be completely postponed and organised at a later date. »
Like France, the Netherlands has chosen to ban meetings of more than a hundred people. Although the Games organisation has not yet announced the cancellation or postponement of the Invictus Games, their website provides information on their situation as of 12 March 2020: “The Board of Directors and the Organising Committee of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 continue to work closely with the Dutch authorities and the Invictus Games Foundation to plan a series of scenarios for the next Invictus Games.
Regular contacts are also taking place with the participating nations and their respective governments. “Many sports fans may be concerned about the next declaration.