WATCH | Prince Harry practices his Dutch in bright orange ensemble in Invictus Games promo video

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Prince Harry is ready for the 2022 Invictus Games, to take place in The Hague, Netherlands.
Prince Harry is ready for the 2022 Invictus Games, to take place in The Hague, Netherlands.
Photo: Twitter/Invictus Games

Prince Harry is practising his Dutch ahead of the 2022 Invictus Games, set to take place in the Netherlands in April.

In a video posted on social media on Saturday, the red-headed royal unveils an entirely orange look – complete with an orange hat and sunglasses, to promote the fifth Games.

The Duke of Sussex, per his request, is also taught a couple of Dutch phrases by members of The Netherlands' team.

"How do I say, 'Good afternoon. You've done a great job,' in Dutch?" the prince is heard asking athletes Jelle van der Steen, Wouter Bakker, Fenna Geugjes, and Alina Zoet via Zoom.

Based on the royal's attempts, Prince Harry has a lot of practice ahead of him.

Before the video ends, the 37-year-old pops on an orange hat - the national colour of The Netherlands – before unzipping his sweatshirt and standing up to reveal an entirely orange ensemble. 

"Let's Go," Prince Harry then says, pointing to the camera.


This year's weeklong Invictus Games will kick off on 16 April at The Hague in the Netherlands, after being postponed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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