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Harry in Henley to honour rowers
Published 17/03/14



PRINCE Harry was in Henley this week at the building opened by his grandmother 16 years ago. He visited the River and Rowing Museum in Mill Meadows on Monday to honour injured servicemen.

Harry, who wore a blue suit, white shirt and red tie, presented medals to the 10 men who rowed across the Atlantic in 2011 and 2013 despite many of them having lost limbs while serving in the armed forces.

He spent about two hours at the museum, which was opened by the Queen in 1998.

Harry, 29, spoke to the rowers, museum staff and British Rowing representatives as well as members of Row2Recovery, the Henley charity which organised the Atlantic challenges. The prince’s own Endeavour Fund supported both.

Paddy Nicoll, chairman of the museum and Row2Recovery, who escorted Harry, said: “He enjoyed meeting the Atlantic crews because he had called them while they were rowing to give his support. The visit was covered by local, national and international media and the feedback has been phenomenal. Ultimately what we were trying to do was raise awareness for the injured service personnel so they can achieve beyond their injuries and I think this event has helped that.”


He said the prince, who served in Afghanistan himself, particularly enjoyed a demonstration of para-rowing, one of the sports to be included in the new Invictus Games, which Harry launched in London last week. Mr Nicoll added: “This is all very close to his heart.”

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Published 17/03/14

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