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Invictus Games coming to Germany for the first time, says Prince Harry

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FILE - Britain's Prince Harry poses with the team during the announcement of the British Armed Forces team for the Invictus Games in London, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
FILE - Britain's Prince Harry poses with the team during the announcement of the British Armed Forces team for the Invictus Games in London, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014   -   Copyright  Sang Tan/AP
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Prince Harry took a break from paternity leave to announce the return of his Invictus Games, which supports the rehab and recovery of wounded veterans.

The Duke of Sussex announced in an Instagram post on Wednesday that the Invictus Games will take place in Düsseldorf in 2023.

It is the first time that the sports event -- started by Harry in 2014 -- takes place in Germany.

The athletic competition involves wounded, sick, and injured veterans and armed forces members.

The Invictus Games will return in the Hague, Netherlands, from April 16-22 in 2022, before it heads to Germany the following year.

“It’s time to spread the news,” he said. “Something big is coming to Germany.”

Harry and his wife, Meghan, welcomed their second child, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, last week in California. The couple had their first child, Archie Harrison, in 2019.

After Harry’s brief message, the video showed footage of a man running through the streets before entering a stadium in Düsseldorf before flashing the dates Sept. 9-16.

Harry is bringing the Invictus Games back after he had to cancel the event in 2020 and this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.