Prince Harry presents award at Sports Personality of the Year
Britain’s Prince Harry paid tribute to injured servicemen and women at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year event in Glasgow last night (14.12.14).
The 30-year-old royal presented competitors from this year’s Invictus Games – which were staged in London over the summer – with the Helen Rollason Award at the Glasgow’s SSE Hydro arena.
Harry, who has served in the military, reflected: “I’m like a proud dad. These men and women will no longer be defined by their injuries. Their stories move, humble and captivate us.
“We should not underestimate the power of sport, that changes life. All of those who complete in the Invictus Games have achieved so much just to make it to the starting line-up.”
Dave Henson, captain of the UK team, accepted the prestigious award on behalf of everyone who participated in the London event.
He said: “To use the phrase ‘blown away’ is inappropriate but we were.
“We expected Aldershot [to stage the event], but we were given the Olympic Stadium. It’s absolutely overwhelming.
“To be recognised formally with the Helen Rollason Award is the icing on the cake of our Invictus Games adventure.”