Prince Harry lands new army role

Britain's Prince Harry reportedly has a new army role with a personal recovery unit, helping injured service personnel either back into civilian life or into their military careers.

Prince Harry
Prince Harry

Britain's Prince Harry reportedly has a new army role helping injured servicemen and women.

The 30-year-old royal - who is known as Captain Wales in the army - will spend several months with a personal recovery unit in London helping sick and wounded personnel either gain employment and care back in civilian life or return to their roles in the military and is said to see the work as an extension of his efforts with the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style tournament he set up for injured servicemen and women which took place last September.

A source told People magazine: "It is a natural progression, following on from the Games. This is something he is both committed to and is passionate about in both his army job and his public royal role.

"This is something he will always have an interest in regardless of what job he has. But he has a chance at the moment to use his military job to get a better understanding and experience of the process and help put procedures in place to help those who have been wounded."

Harry previously admitted he wanted to stage the Invictus Games to "inspire recovery and support rehabilitation".

He said: "Why do we need to do it? Well, to demonstrate the power of sports, to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and to demonstrate life beyond disability, and it really is as simple as that.

"I have witnessed first-hand how the power of sport can positively impact the lives of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women in their journey of recovery."

The next Invictus Games are expected to take place in 2016.

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