Prince Harry plays with athlete’s nipples on live TV
Prince Harry wished Ashley Coles good luck in a rather unique way.
During this month’s 2016 Invictus Games fans were not only treated to some the world’s best athletes, but also Prince Harry getting up close and personal with one competitor.
Harry – who previously said he might date a man if he “changes his mind” about women – was seen pinching the nipple of athlete Ashley Coles, who was about to compete in a Volleyball match for the UK against Afghanistan earlier this month.
Coles can be seen pulling up his top to show off his chest tattoo to the cheeky Prince – who cannot resist giving the nipple a good pinch.
Coles was clearly shocked by exchange, but the men laughed it off soon after.
Mr Coles, from Hampshire, suffered a brain injury after a car accident in 2010 which affects the right side of his body and his speech.
He said he is focusing on the games as it keeps him motivated.
The Invictus Games “uses the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.”
Prince Harry – who helped found the games – says he sees the event as an important part of a broader legacy of support.
A total of 108 athletes made up the final UK team and members of the UK team participated in all ten sports that featured in the Games.
The team was praised for demonstrating the Invictus spirit by loaning eight of their wheelchairs to athletes from other countries so they could take part in wheelchair basketball matches.
The medal tally for the UK reached 131.
Before this year’s games, Prince Harry paid tribute to the work of his late mother Princess Diana – saying she helped “smash the stigma” during the AIDS crisis.