The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan landed in Sydney on Monday ahead of the Invictus Games, which they will officially open next Saturday, and say they are keen to see less arms with the increase of UK weapons sales around the globe, especially to the Middle East.
Prince Harry says at the moment he is seeing too many athlete arms at the games but is confident this can be fixed with more arms exports.
“We are currently the world’s silver medallist in exporting weapons, but we are striving for the gold medal.
“More arms means less arms, which means more Invictus athletes.”
The British government also sells weapons to repressive regimes, including Saudi Arabia, which has been accused by UN bodies of potentially committing war crimes in its military operation in Yemen against Houthi rebels.
“You’ve gotta be in it to win it,” says Harry.
“A full two-thirds of UK weapons over this period were sold to Middle Eastern countries, it’s a great source of most of our athletes.”