Prince Harry, Canada’s Trudeau mark wounded soldiers event

FILE - In this April 22, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are greeted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales as they arrive at Kensington Palace in London. The Obamas and the royal family are engaging in some trash talk before next weeks’ athletic competition for wounded military personnel and veterans. In a video promoting the Invictus Games, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II are previewing a program of participating athletes, when the prince gets a message from Michelle Obama. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

TORONTO (AP) — Two of the world’s social media superstars – Britain’s Prince Harry and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – are counting down to the 2017 Invictus Games, a sports competition for wounded, injured and sick service personnel.

Inspired by a visit to the Warrior Games in the United States, the 31-year-old royal founded the Invictus Games in 2013.

Harry says Monday he’s been told that Toronto’s Paralympic-style competition will be the biggest and best yet. Trudeau, who met with the prince, thanked him.

The Invictus Games were first held in London in 2014 and involved more than 400 competitors from 13 countries.

The Toronto Invictus Games are set for September 2017. After his Toronto visit, Harry is heading south to Orlando, Florida, where this year’s Invictus Games will be held.

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