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  • 15 May 2014, 10:03

Prince Harry Slow To Type His First Tweet

Prince Harry has taken to Twitter for the first time, using an iPad to send a message about the military games he is backing.

The Prince tweeted from the BT Tower in central London, using a hashtag to encourage sports fans to support the Invictus Games - a Paralympic-style event for injured members of the armed forces.

He wrote: "Hope everyone will get behind #invictusgames. Great opportunity to support and thank the men and women who have given so much. Harry".

The Prince at first seemed a little wary of using the social media site in front of sponsors and reporters and took his time, later joking: "That's why I joined the Army, I can't type fast."

The message notched up nearly 200 retweets within an hour.

He added that Mayor of London Boris Johnson, an enthusiastic Twitter user, would be "thrilled" to see him taking to the site.

Inspired by the US Warrior Games, the Invictus Games will take place from September 10 to 14 in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Some 40,000 tickets for the event, which will host more than 400 competitors from 14 nations, go on sale tomorrow.

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