Prince Harry praises wounded ex-servicemen who rowed across Atlantic

Monday March 10, 2014

Prince Harry has met with wounded ex-servicemen who rowed across the Atlantic in 2011 and 2013.

The 29-year-old royal, who is a keen supporter of helping injured veterans get back into sport, travelled to Henley in Oxfordshire to meet the Row2Recovery crew.

Harry congratulated the men in person at the River and Rowing Museum and presented them with their medals. The athletic prince was pictured inspecting the boat the team had used to complete the 3,000 mile journey and was given a tour of the museum.

"Today has been a great success," said Paddy Nicoll, chairman of the River and Rowing Museum Trustees. "It has been a real privilege having the prince here for Henley, the museum and the charity. He was most interested in how wounded military personnel were integrating into the Row2Recovery programme."

Harry watched as the crew competed in an indoor rowing race and cheered the men on. The group later posed for pictures.

The royal was joined by Olympians and Paralympians including Sir Steve Redgrave and Captain Heather Stanning at the event.

The Endeavour Fund, created by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, is supporting a Row2Recovery domestic rowing programme to introduce more wounded service personnel and veterans to the sport.

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