Prince Harry sent his first ever tweet on Thursday morning as he officially launched ticket sales for the Invictus Games.
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The Prince, who is now the most senior member of the royal family to send a tweet, was at the BT Tower in London to promote the multi-sport event for wounded soldiers, and was asked to mark the occasion by posting a tweet from the Invictus Games' account.
Prince Harry sending his first tweet
"Hope everyone will get behind #invictusgames," he wrote. "Great opportunity to support and thank the men and women who have given so much. Harry".
While taking his time to type the tweet, Invictus president Harry joked, "This is why I joined the army, I can't type properly" and encouraged the audience to "keep talking" while he checked his notes against what he had written.
Harry launches Invictus Games to recognise 'sacrifice' made by injured servicemen
During the launch Harry also made a speech thanking telecommunications company BT, who have been announced as the games' sponsor.
Hope everyone will get behind #invictusgames. Great opportunity to support and thank the men and women who have given so much. Harry— Invictus Games 2014 (@InvictusLondon) May 15, 2014
"I am extremely proud to be bringing an event like this to the UK for the first time and believe it can have a long-lasting impact on the well-being of those who have served their nations so bravely."
The Invictus Games will take place from 10 to 14 September and will see 300 competitors from around the world take part in events, including shooting, sitting volleyball, track and field and wheelchair basketball — in keeping with the Warrior Games.
Celebrities including Daniel Craig, Joss Stone, Tom Hardy, Joanna Lumley, will.i.am and Rod Stewart showed their support by starring in a video urging people to get behind the Invictus Games. Watch the video below...