Prince Harry pays tribute to terror victims

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"Invictus reminds us of the fantastic contribution that servicemen and women and veterans make", Prince Harry told an audience of politicians, patrons and athletes.

Britain's Prince Harry reacts as he stands with New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian as rain falls after a sailing demonstration on Sydney Harbour in Australia, June 7, 2017.

Prince Harry ended up drenched to the skin when he went on a walkabout during a thunderstorm as he promoted his Invictus Games in Australia.

The prince added that he was inspired to create a legacy to honour the sacrifice and courage shown by members of the armed forces while he was watching the coffin of a Danish soldier, and three British soldiers in induced comas and wrapped in plastic, being loaded into the plane on which he was sent home.

Sure enough, he took time to shake hands and pose for photos - NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian even stepping in to act as royal photo taker as one fan handed over her iPhone to get the flawless shot.

"Prince Harry is so relatable and down to earth", Mr Camenzuli told AAP.

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He said he expected Sydney to "make these games their own".

Alex Henry Camenzuli, a self-proclaimed "massive royalist" has arrived early to get a prime position along Sydney's harbour to catch a glimpse of the prince on the wet Wednesday afternoon.

"Australians form an important and vibrant part of the fabric of life in London and we are reminded of that in good times and bad.

That is exactly what we did when we held the first Invictus Games in 2014".

"This spirit, championed by the games, extends far beyond the competition; when a bomb left a number of people with life-changing injuries in Manchester last month, wounded veterans, including Invictus team members, immediately offered themselves up to provide advice and support to the victims through their recovery process".

Over 500 competitors from 17 countries will participate in the games which are due to take place from October 20-27, 2018.

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