The games opened to a fanfare from the British military bands, full of pomp, circumstance showcasing why our military is one of the best in the world.
With the Royal Family arriving onto the stage it was time for the games to begin... with a Red Arrows fly past across the East London sky.
Opening highlights for me were Idris Elber riding out to the podium and reading the Invictus poem to all ... The Invictus poem written by William Ernest Henley.
It was now time to welcome the athletes into the arena to loud applause and cheers. This was so emotional, was incredibly proud to be cheering and clapping these heroes into their stage.
It was given to Michelle Obama (via VL) to introduce Prince Harry to the stage and thank him on behalf of the countries represented for the Invictus Games.
Here's Harry's speech.
With the games declared opened....courtesy of Harry and a gun salute from the Queens horses and lots of ticker tape....it was time to head home, emotional but so proud to have been a part of such a humbling, inspiring evening.