Harry kisses wheelchair rugby player on head at Invictus Games

Harry kisses wheelchair rugby player on head at Invictus Games

The Duke of Sussex warmly embraced a wheelchair rugby player by kissing him on the head at the Invictus Games.

Harry, the event’s founding patron, shared the moment with Team US player Davey Martinez as he presented medals following the action on Monday.

Athletics and wheelchair rugby were the two sports contested on day two of the games, which are being held in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The duke watched the action at the Merkur Spiel-Arena without his wife Meghan, who is expected to join him at the games later this week.

Harry first joined spectators in the stands to watch a host of track and field events, including 100 metre and discus finals for different classifications.

He then moved over to the indoor court to watch matches in an eight-team wheelchair rugby knockout tournament.

Team USA defeated the United Kingdom 21-13 in the gold medal match, with Harry handing out medals and speaking to the players.

Invictus Games – Dusseldorf
Harry saw Team USA win the wheelchair rugby finals (Jordan Pettitt/PA)

His attendance at the games comes after a brief visit to the UK, where he joined the WellChild Awards and visited St George’s Chapel in Windsor on the anniversary of the death of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

The 2023 Invictus Games will continue throughout the week with sports such as swimming, table tennis and archery before concluding on Saturday.