In a new video posted on his Instagram account, Prince Harry got real about the nerves of his very first Paralympics-style event in London and the story behind his speech.
“On the night, we had the lecture or podium right in front of all the competitors so I could just see all their faces, and they started chanting,” Harry recalled. “I was so nervous. I was shaking.”
Harry continued: “I knew I had a certain window to be able to get my words out, and we were also running behind. So I rushed it. It was probably one of the worst speeches I’ve ever given.”
Check out the full video below:
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