Announcing Harry and Michelle – the Sequel! Prince Harry and Michelle Obama to Reunite at the Royal's Invictus Games in Orlando

Prince Harry, Michelle Obama to Reunite at Invictus Games in Orlando
Prince Harry, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden in October 2015
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03/01/2016 AT 04:35 PM EST

Just months after their playful visit in Washington, D.C., Prince Harry and First Lady Michelle Obama will reunite at the royal's Invictus Games, to be held May 8-12 in Orlando.

Alongside Dr. Jill Biden, the First Lady will be on hand to support Team USA during Harry's landmark Paralympic-style games for wounded veterans.

Praising the prince's lead role as an advocate for military veterans, Mrs. Obama tells PEOPLE exclusively that she and Dr. Biden are set to cheer from the stands at this year's games.

"With Prince Harry's leadership, I hope that the world will join us in celebrating these incredible athletes and supporting all our service members, veterans, and their families," the First Lady says.



This won't be the first time Mrs. Obama and Prince Harry have teamed up on this issue. She joined the royal at Fort Belvoir in Virginia in October as he came stateside to promote his Invictus Games. The duo met with veterans and even attended a memorable wheelchair basketball game together.



"I'm excited to cheer on the Warriors of Team USA in Orlando as they represent our nation and their brothers and sisters in arms," she says.

Mrs. Obama adds that service members and those who care for them are "some of the most courageous, resilient people I have ever met" and their participation in May's games is an "excellent example of their determination, commitment and grit."

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Dr. Jill Biden, Prince Harry and Michelle Obama in October 2015

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Dr. Biden, who is Mrs. Obama's partner in their seven-year-old Joining Forces initiative to help veterans, active-duty personnel and military families, led a presidential delegation to the inaugural games in London in September 2014.

Dr. Biden tells PEOPLE she is "excited" for the first whistle to sound in the 2016 games.

"One of the things that never ceases to amaze me is the spirit of our wounded warriors. They never lose their competitive drive and dedication that make them some of the finest warriors the world has ever seen," Dr. Biden says.



"The Invictus Games offer our wounded-warriors a chance to carry their country’s flag in competition against other athletes who also know about duty, loyal and sacrifice, and show the spirit of our wounded-warriors, their perseverance and their resilience." • Want to keep up with the latest royals coverage? Click here to subscribe to the Royals Newsletter.



For his part, Harry, who served two tours of Afghanistan has been building up the excitement of the games and joined some hopeful competitors as they tried out for the games in Bath, England, in January.

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