Prince Harry Joins Invictus Games Zoom Call from His New Montecito Home

"I tried to book Captain America, but I managed to get Captain Wales instead."

Prince Harry on a Zoom call.
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Prince Harry (opens in new tab) might have moved to the United States but he's still very much involved in the Invictus Games (opens in new tab). Joining a Zoom call from his new Montecito home, Harry spoke with a group of former Invictus Games competitors who have been taking part in the At Home Superhero Tri.

During the video call, Harry spoke with Jen Warren from the United Kingdom, Bruno Gruevremont from Canada, Mark Reidy from Australia, and team captain JJ Chalmers (opens in new tab). Per the Invictus Games Foundation YouTube Channel (opens in new tab), the team "recently took part in a virtual triathlon, with a self-set target of 2020km."

When Prince Harry joined the call, Chalmers joked, "I tried to book Captain America, but I managed to get Captain Wales instead." The Duke of Sussex drily retorted, "The banter certainly hasn't improved in the last few months, that's for sure."

Harry discussed the At Home challenge with the team and said, "With lockdown and everything else that's been going on and The Hague being postponed (opens in new tab) as well, surely this was an amazing opportunity for you guys to come together not only to do the physical side, which is improving your mental fitness, but to be together as a team doing something like this, and having a goal and a purpose and to some extent a distraction from the day to day life."

Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.