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Prince Harry to toast Invictus Games with a birthday beer

Prince Harry and Dave Henson, captain of the British team Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Prince Harry turns 30 on Monday - as does Dave Henson, captain of the British team

The Invictus Games finish in London on Sunday evening - and Prince Harry has said he will toast the closing ceremony with a birthday beer.

The games, which are for wounded, injured, and sick servicemen and women, opened on Wednesday evening.

The prince - who helped organise the games - turns 30 on Monday, as does Dave Henson, the captain of the British team who lost his legs in Afghanistan.

"I'll be chuffed to bits when I'm having a beer with Dave," he said.

"We turn 30 at exactly the same time, on Sunday night.

"We're really looking forward to being 30, both feeling quite old about it."

More than 400 competitors from 13 countries have taken part in the games.

There were nine sports, including athletics, swimming, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair basketball.

Although gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded, a nation by nation medals table was not collated.

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Image caption Prince Harry with the international team captains

Prince Harry also said the games could be staged elsewhere in the UK next year.

"We've now got America showing interest in 2016 and Canada showing interest in 2017 so the question is what do we do next year?" he said.

"I personally, along with a couple of other people on the board, would love to keep it in the UK, maybe head north whether it be Glasgow, whether it be Sheffield, whether it be Manchester."

The closing ceremony will feature performances from The Vamps, Rizzle Kicks, James Blunt, Ellie Goulding, Ryan Adams and Military Wives' Choirs.

It will take place in front of a 26,000-crowd on the south lawn of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with the Olympic stadium as the backdrop.

Coverage begins on BBC2 at 20:00 BST.

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