LONDON – Prince Harry, the grandson of Great Britain’s celebrated Queen Elizabeth II, complained on Sunday at the opening of the Florida-based Invictus games that there are “incessant” intrusions into his private life.
At the inauguration of the tournament for injured service personnel and veterans, Harry said the line between his public and private life has become almost non-existent, as cited by the BBC.
“Everyone has a right to their privacy, and a lot of the members of the public get it, but sadly in some areas there is this incessant need to find out every little bit of detail about what goes on behind the scenes. It’s unnecessary,” said the 31-year-old son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana
“We will continue to do our best to ensure that there is the line,” he added.
Harry, who launched the tournament two years ago, stressed the importance of the Invictus Games, saying “These are people that put their lives on the line, their whole families sacrifice their lives essentially for service of their countries.”
The tournament, in which more than 500 athletes from 15 countries compete in various sports, opens tonight in Orlando and is expected to be attended by the American First Lady Michelle Obama.