Prince Harry Surprises Audience at London Sports Gives Back Awards, Applauds Wounded Veteran for Unconquerable Resilience

Prince Harry made a surprise appearance at the annual Sports Gives Back Awards in London to honor wounded veteran Josh Boggi.

Boggi, who lost both his legs and right arm in Afghanistan, was recognized for his resilience and dedication to helping armed forces personnel through Harry’s Invictus Games Foundation.

Duke of Sussex’s Video Speech

Despite recent legal setbacks, including the loss of a High Court challenge on security funding, Prince Harry supplied a video speech for the event.

In the heartfelt message, he described Josh Boggi as a “truly remarkable human” and the “personification of resilience.” The Duke commended Boggi for bouncing back after enduring life-threatening challenges.

Boggi’s Extraordinary Journey

Josh Boggi’s journey involved severe injuries from an explosive device during his tour of Afghanistan in 2010, resulting in the loss of both legs and his right arm.

Undeterred, he took up cycling and became a pivotal figure at the Invictus Games Foundation, aiding others in similar situations and aiding their recovery.

Unconquered Award for Outstanding Contribution

Prince Harry announced that Josh Boggi was chosen as the winner of the Unconquered award.

This award recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to helping wounded, injured, and sick armed forces personnel engage in sports through the Invictus Games Foundation.

A Night of Recognition for Charitable Work
Stars in Attendance

The event, held at Cadogan Hall, brought together prominent figures like Sir Mo Farah, Dame Kelly Holmes, Frank Lampard, and Ellie Simmonds.

They presented awards to individuals and organizations across the country for their charitable work.

Charities Recognized

Eight charities, including Dallaglio RugbyWorks, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Greenhouse Sports, and Lord’s Taverners, presented awards at the ceremony.

The Sport Gives Back Awards, initiated by former international athlete Connie Henry MBE in 2020, celebrates organizations that use sports for social change.

Broadcast Date

The Sport Gives Back Awards ceremony will be broadcast on ITV1 on Sunday, March 24, showcasing the inspiring stories of those making a positive impact through sports.

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