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Tour of duty changed my life, says Prince Harry

By Staff Reporter

Published 29/10/2015

First Lady Michelle Obama and Prince Harry at a Wounded Warriors wheelchair basketball game
First Lady Michelle Obama and Prince Harry at a Wounded Warriors wheelchair basketball game
First Lady Michelle Obama and Prince Harry at a Wounded Warriors wheelchair basketball game

Prince Harry has spoken of the profound effect fighting in Afghanistan had on his life as he met injured US military veterans undergoing rehab with Michelle Obama.

Speaking at an American military base where the service personnel were receiving care, he told the veterans, their families and the US First Lady that his two tours of Afghanistan had "changed the direction" of his life.

Before speaking, he had toured Fort Belvoir in Virginia with Mrs Obama and Jill Biden, the wife of vice-president Joe Biden, visiting an art therapy room for veterans, another facility using music to help with their rehab, and watched a wheelchair basketball game.

The prince was making a one-day visit to the US to highlight his Invictus Games and support the care offered to injured American service personnel.

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