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Reception with Military Families

May 2024

This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess were invited to a reception with military families and The Widows Association. This event honoured the sacrifices made by service members as they shared their stories of recovery and preparation for Invictus Games 2025.

The atmosphere was equally electrified by performances of drummers and dancers, whose acrobatic feats left everyone in awe. The audience then heard testimonies from wounded warriors including Lance Corporal Peacemaker Azuegbulam who thanked The Duke for making the games a reality. Reflecting on his experience, he added, “It has given me a purpose. My disability does not hinder my ability.”

A 3D tour of the upcoming Nigerian ‘Invictus Centre,’ a soon-to-be haven for physical and mental rehabilitation, was then shared on the big screen to rapturous applause.

The event concluded with remarks from The Duke and the couple receiving traditional Aso-Oke outfits.