Prince Harry showed no signs of nerves tonight as the giggling royal arrived solo to mark the fifth anniversary of the Invictus Games .
The dapper Duke of Sussex flashed a massive grin as he was greeted outside the Guildhall in London by Alderman William Russell.
And the pair shared a joke as they shook hands before making their way inside for the emotional celebration, attended by more than 400 competitors, their families, supporters and donors.
Harry's wife Meghan Markle , 38, was however absent from the bash.
She was thought to have been at home with their son Archie after her recent trip to New York to watch pal Serena Williams at the US Open.
Earlier today, Harry, 34, shared a candid video in which he recalled his overwhelming nerves in 2014 on the first day of the games.
He described worrying about the weather , if people would turn up, as well as the planning logistics.
And he was so terrified he delivered "one of the worst speeches I’ve ever given."
But tonight, the royal was every inch calm and confident as he delivered a moving speech and described the games as being "genuinely one of the greatest honours of my life".
The milestone celebration was an opportunity for dad Harry to reflect on what the Invictus Games has achieved since he founded it.
The games have seen thousands of wounded and injured servicemen and women use sport to rehabilitate themselves and inspire people all over the world.
Harry saw the power of sport in recovery while visiting the warrior games in Colorado Springs in the US.
He was so moved by what he witnessed, he felt inspired to expand this concept on a global scale.
Since then, the non-profit organisation has staged games in London, Orlando, Toronto and Sydney and next year’s games will be held in The Hague in May 2020.
Speaking to the crowd tonight, Harry said: "Wow, what a huge amount has happened in five years.
"The one thing that hasn’t happened is limbs haven’t grown back. But one thing I can assure you is that mental health has completely changed with every single one of these individuals.
"We always knew that it was going to be great for the competitors and their families but that ripple effect that literally swept across the globe was quite astonishing."
He added: "These guys have completely changed how we view disability, how we view mental health.
"This is all them. We merely created a platform in order for them to shine and it’s genuinely been one of the greatest honours of my life to get to know all you guys and to see you through this process.
"We’ve had some laughs, we’ve had some tears, and I can’t ever thank you enough for the impact that you have had across the world, to be able to create better understanding for those people who put the uniform on."
Former competitor JJ Chalmers, who was injured in a bomb blast in Afghanistan in 2011, while serving as a Royal Marine, has gone on to become a father and television presenter.
He said he owed everything to Invictus.
"Harry has kept us a going every step of the way," he added.
Meanwhile, in the video the duke shared on his Instagram page ahead of anniversary celebration, he admitted he was "shaking with nerves" this time five years ago.
And he described his emotions from the day.
“On the night, we had the lecture or podium right in front of all the competitors so I could just see all their faces, and they started chanting,” he recalled.
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