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.' "