Prince Harry praised for helping veterans
Britain’s Prince Harry has been praised for his commitment to helping injured war veterans.
The 31-year-old royal is a supporter of Walking with the Wounded and has set up the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style event for wounded soldiers, and his commitments has won admiration from the military and beyond.
A source told PEOPLE: “He is totally at ease within the military environment – he speaks their language and they respect him hugely.”
Walking with the Wounded co-founder, Ed Parker, added: “He is somebody they are able to relate to very easily and importantly he can relate back to them.
“He’s genuinely interested in hearing peoples’ back-stories. He wants to get under their skin so he can take that understanding and experience to help others in the future.
“Through Invictus, he brought the attention of a considerably wider audience, and in doing so that led to the recognition of how remarkable these men and women are. That doesn’t change, and he doesn’t change that, they are extraordinary people – but it does bring that focus onto it.”
Harry will bring the Invictus Games to Orlando, Florida in May 2016.