Prince Harry fails to score penalty during surprise appearance on German TV

Prince Harry proved just how difficult penalty shootouts can be, as he failed to score a single goal during an appearance on Germany's version of Match of the Day.

The Duke of Sussex is currently visiting the country for the bi-annual Invictus Games, which are currently being held in Dusseldorf.

During Saturday night's TV appearance, Harry, and other participants attempted to score through small openings in opposing corners of a goal.

Ahead of his first kick, the Prince asked: "What happens for zero?" To which, host Sven Voss replied: "You have to wear a German jersey" leading to a round of applause from the audience.

Prince Harry then attempted but failed to score six times, losing out to Germany's Minister of Defence Boris Pistorius who managed to score twice.

Due to his loss, Harry was expected to don a German football jersey, however, when one couldn't be found he instead put on a scarf for the local team FSV Mainz.

Harry landed in Germany on Saturday for the Invictus Games opening ceremony and was snapped arriving at Dusseldorf's City Hall to a crowd of fans, who could be seen cheering and watching in the background as the royal gave them a wave.

Harry, who previously served in the British Army, developed the games for veterans and service personnel over a decade ago, with the first taking place in 2014.

He arrived in Germany alone but his wife Meghan Markle is expected to join him for the second half of the games later this month.

The Invictus Games, which are for international wounded, injured, and sick veteran servicemen and women, was set up by Harry in 2014 and Meghan has shown huge support for the games over the years.

The games, which will be held in Dusseldorf this year for the first time, will represent 10 sports and 21 nations.

The Invictus Games come just a few days after Harry attended the WellChild Awards ceremony in London on 7 September, his first appearance in the UK since June.

At the ceremony, the Duke of Sussex said more work needs to be done for children with complex medical needs to ensure they spend less time in hospital.

He said: “With the number of children and young people living with complex medical needs growing year after year, there is much to do.

“As WellChild prepares to set its course with a new strategy for the coming years, I urge us all to support this essential organisation, so we can ensure that future generations of youth can grow to meet their full potential at home, rather than being stuck in hospital.”

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