Britain's Prince Harry is 'one of the Joes'

Britain's Prince Harry is "one of the Joes" according to an Invictus Games competitor, who described him as an "easygoing guy".

Britain's Prince Harry is 'one of the Joes'

Britain's Prince Harry is "one of the Joes" according to an Invictus Games competitor.

Retired Sgt. Major Christopher Self took part in the multi-event competition in London last September where he met the 30-year-old royal, who he insisted is down-to-earth and "easygoing".

Speaking about the prince, he said: "Obviously you never forgot he was a prince, but he was an easygoing guy, one of the Joes."

The 48-year-old former US Army soldier - who lost his right leg after being shot in Iraq in 2006 - continued to say he thought Harry was great because he took such a keen interest in hearing people's stories.

He explained: "He was around all the events almost every day.

"It was pretty cool to see him at that level. We had the chance to talk to him a couple of times. This was one of the biggest things he's done as prince, and having been in the service himself, he took a personal interest in all the athletes."

Prince Harry recently announced the 2016 Invictus Games would take place from May 8-12 in Orlando, Florida, and Christopher said he is keen to return to the competition.

He told PEOPLE magazine: "You're meeting these folks from Britain, Canada, even Afghanistan in an Olympic-style competitive setting, and there is a lot of mingling and interaction.

"Being in the military is like being a professional athlete. Through competitions like the Warrior Games or Invictus, it gives a chance to show, 'Yes, I've been injured, but I'm still able to do these things physically and compete on a level playing field.' "

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