Britain's Prince Harry joined First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on Wednesday to rally support for next year's Invictus Games for wounded service members.

The prince, who hosted the international sporting competition for injured armed services personnel in London last year, crossed the Atlantic to endorse the 2016 Orlando, Florida, games and to call veterans with mental health issues out of the shadows.

"This fear of coming forward as a result of the stigma that surrounds mental health is one of the greatest challenges that veterans face today," the prince said to a gymnasium of athletes and veterans Wednesday.

Prince Harry recalled his two tours of Afghanistan, including how his personal experiences in the military, knowing men and women who suffered mental health conditions as a result of serving, motivated him to bring more attention to the games.

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