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I Am Invictus

Old 30th Apr 2016, 03:41
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I Am Invictus

Still laughing at it. Beautiful, just beautiful.

Queen and US President in Invictus Games challenge - BBC News

If overcoming adversity is a prerequisite for achievement, all Invictus competitors are already champs.
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Old 30th Apr 2016, 12:46
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Absolutely fantastic and very funny

The more I see of this lad, the more reassured I am about the future of the monarchy and all the more impressed with him as a person, when he could have taken the easy option in life, given he's never going to be our King.

His ability to 'lead with a common touch' whilst dealing with everyone from world leaders down (ok, ok, I guess it helps having a grandmother like his!) is to be applauded. Nice one chap!

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HMQ's skydiving Bond entry to the Olympics takes some beating though!
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Had the privilege of working with survivors of Operation Panther's Claw for a while.

After a 30 year career in the NHS, never have I been so moved emotionally.

Power to the elbow of all involved.
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We have the finest military in the world, always have, and it is really great to see Harry being so supportive of them, able-bodied or handicapped. May he be permitted to continue.
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Originally Posted by Mr Oleo Strut View Post
We have the finest military in the world, always have
A little bit pompous. If you would, Britain would be dominating the world at this time.

Not that you did not try

But I get your drift...

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Or he was Invictus - but money, and Meghan, talks......


Harry and Meghan’s Netflix deal scuppers Invictus bash

For the wounded servicemen and women whom the Duke of Sussex calls “my heroes”, it was to be a global celebration of their achievements and a financial lifeline for the Invictus Games. But a starry fundraiser that the duke and duchess were to attend for the Paralympic-style competition founded by Prince Harry has been cancelled abruptly after their Netflix deal, thought to be worth $100m (£75m).

The music and comedy show was scheduled to take place next June in California, where the Sussexes now live, following the next Invictus Games at The Hague, Holland. The Hollywood Bowl had been earmarked as a venue and the event was to be streamed by Amazon, with stars including Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran in the running. Harry and Meghan were also expected to make speeches at the event, which aimed to raise more than £1m for the foundation that runs the competition for sick and injured service personnel and veterans.

Officials at the foundation, of which Harry is patron, were “stunned” after a lawyer for the Sussexes contacted them shortly before the Netflix deal was announced last week, pulling the plug on the project, citing a “conflict” over a planned deal with a rival streaming service.

A source involved in the year-long planning said: “It’s very bad form and everyone at Invictus is gutted. Harry said yes to doing this last year and everything was still moving forwards until a few weeks ago. This was going to be a big moment for Invictus where the pot is pretty empty, and it has left them in the lurch”........

An Invictus spokesman said: “The event was shelved because the primary revenue generator was ticket sales from a live concert in Los Angeles in the spring of 2021. Given current circumstances with Covid, the event needed to be reconceptualised. This was an independent decision made prior to a partnership with Netflix. The duke remains committed as ever to the Invictus Games.”
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Sounds like she is 'conceptualising ' him.
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Never argue with SWMBO in the first couple of years of marriage.
Or ever in my experience......
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Just say "Yes dear"....
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Or "how high"
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