Let the games begin — Prince Harry and Michelle Obama joined forces on stage at the Invictus games on May 8 to kick off the day. But all competition aside, Michelle had only nice things to say about Harry, and the way she gushed over him was SO sweet!
Michelle Obama, 52, and Prince Harry, 31, may have acted like enemies leading up to the second-ever Invictus games on May 8, but when they got together on stage at the games’ opening, they had nothing but praises to sing about each other. Michelle even said working with Harry was like a fairytale. How sweet!
“Let’s cheer for the women who fought through post traumatic stress and let’s celebrate the soldier who was brave enough to get help for his depression. They weren’t too tough to admit that they struggled with mental health,” Prince Harry said. The British royal opened the ceremonies with an emotional speech where he talked about his own experience in the military and why he wanted to create a multi-sport event for those who were injured and wounded during their time in the service.
His heartfelt speech was followed by the First Lady, in a BCBGMAXAZRIA top, who also applauded the veterans for their services and wished lucked to those competing. She also gave a special shout out to Harry for establishing the event.
“He is truly our Prince Charming isn’t he? He should be proud of himself for his work,” she said. OMG!
Prince Harry established the Invictus games as a way to honor those in the armed forces, but also to honor his late mother, Princess Diana, who was known for her philanthropy and dedication to giving back to the community.
“I hope that a lot of my mother’s talents are shown in a lot of the work I do,” Harry told Good Morning America. “I hope she’s looking down, you know, with tears in her eyes, being incredibly proud of what we’ve established, I suppose.”
Although Princess Diana wasn’t able to see all the work that Prince Harry has done, we’re sure that she would agree with the First Lady’s sentiments. Following the opening speeches, the games kicked off with lives performance and waving of the flags from fourteen of the competing countries. What a great day!
HollywoodLifers, do you agree with the First Lady’s description of Prince Harry?