Invictus Games opening ceremony: Prince Harry, Michelle Obama delivers heartfelt opening messages

(Photo: REUTERS / John Stillwell / Pool)Britain's Prince Harry (L) shakes hands with Archbishop Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu as he arrives at Westminster Abbey for a memorial service for the former South African president Nelson Mandela, in central London March 3, 2014

The sporting event Invictus Games, organized by Prince Harry, has opened in London, United Kingdom, and the games aims to portray strength, agility, perseverance and, most importantly, survival in the highest sense.

The 4-day event will have different sporting events participated by wounded soldiers and veterans from 13 countries.

The Duke of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall attended the opening ceremony, along with over 6,500 spectators, as reported by BBC News.

US First Lady Michelle Obama introduced the event's organizer, Prince Harry, and presented a heartfelt speech herself.

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"Some of the most inspiring moments I have had as First Lady have been when I have met with wounded warriors like so many of you. You tell me how you are not just going to recover, but you are going to thrive," the First Lady said, speaking highly of the participating veterans.

Obama then introduced Prince Harry, who also offered inspiring words to those about to partake in the many sporting events set to take place over the next few days.

"Over the next four days we will see some truly remarkable achievements," the UK Prince told the audience.

He added, "For some of those taking part this will be a stepping stone to elite sport. But for others, it will mark the end of a chapter in their recovery and the beginning of a new one."

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