Prince Harry Tweets for the First Time at Invictus Games Event, Jokes He Can’t “Type Properly”

Prince Harry at a press conference as he sends his first ever tweet
Prince Harry sent out his first-ever tweet to help launch the Invictus Games on May 15  Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Invictus Games

#RoyalTweet! Prince Harry dipped his toes into the social media pool on Thursday, May 15, when he attended an event to promote the Invictus Games. As part of his appearance at London's BT Tower, the 29-year-old royal was invited to send his first-ever tweet—a message to followers of the @InvictusLondon account. Click here to see more pics of Harry tweeting.

Using the iPad Twitter app while standing in front of the crowd, Prince Harry very slowly tapped out his post on the tablet. "Are you clear how to do it, sir?" one of the hosts of the event asked, prompting a ripple of laughter from the audience. 

"This is why I joined the army—I can't type properly," Prince William's younger brother joked of his tech skills (or lack thereof).

Moments later, though, the tweet was posted. It read: "Hope everyone will get behind #invictusgames. Great opportunity to support and thank the men and women who have given so much. Harry."

The Invictus Games are an international multi-sport event designed for wounded soldiers. They'll be held in London over five days in September, with approximately 300 competitors from 13 countries, including the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Germany.

"For many of those who have suffered life-changing injuries, sport plays a huge important part in their recovery and life beyond…This is particularly true for men and women injured in the service of their country," Prince Harry said in a speech on May 15.

"By the nature of their profession, these men and women are often very active and undoubtedly highly competitive," he continued. "The Invictus Games this September will give these inspirational people the opportunity to showcase their talent and, in doing so, prove that anything is really possible."

For access to all our exclusive celebrity videos and interviews – Subscribe on YouTube!