The Invictus Games, founded by Prince Harry, have been thrown into chaos as two top chiefs have suddenly left, leaving morale within the organization at an all-time low.
CEO Peter Lawless and Chief Commercial Officer Bill Cooper have made a surprise departure from the team planning the next round of the Games in Canada.
Nick Booth, one of Harry's most trusted aides, has stepped in as interim CEO of Vancouver and Whistler 2025.
Preparations in Chaos
With just over a year to go before the Games, which will feature winter sports for the first time, preparations are in chaos following the sudden departure of Lawless and Cooper.
An insider revealed that the two chiefs were dismissed without apparent reason, which has unsettled the staff. The source also mentioned that the Games are well over budget, even after securing $30 million in government support, and there is no plan to close the gap.
Morale at an All-Time Low
The departure of the two well-liked bosses has significantly impacted morale among the staff and volunteers, which is now at an all-time low. The insider also expressed that Prince Harry and his wife's personal troubles have become a significant distraction and called for the couple to stop causing further disruptions.
Nick Booth's Role
Nick Booth, who helped Harry set up the Invictus Games, is now advising the team as they work towards delivering the Games in 2025. Booth has previous experience running The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry from 2010 to 2017.
Archewell and the Invictus Games Foundation have been contacted for comment, and an Invictus spokesman stated that the entire team is focused and diligently working to host an incredible Games in February 2025.
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