Last week, the Duke of Sussex appeared to make a nod to the Democratic presidential nominee in a video for the Global Summit of Travalyst, Harry’s sustainable tourism initiative. Harry urged the travel industry to “build back better” after the coronavirus pandemic, a phrase which is Mr Biden’s 2020 presidential election campaign slogan. For Mr Biden, it refers to his plan to rebuild the US economy so that it works better for working families in a post-coronavirus world.
However, this is not the first time Harry and former US Vice President have been linked in a surprising way.
Mr Biden, his wife Jill and former President Barack Obama have all been to the Invictus Games, an adaptive multisport event created by Harry in which wounded, injured or sick armed service personnel compete in nine different sports including wheelchair basketball and indoor rowing.
For the first ever Invictus Games in 2014, Mr Biden’s wife Jill went to the UK without him, while he was busy with work as the Vice President.
Mr Biden joked to a British journalist at the time that he was “worried” about how his wife was seen “on [Harry’s] arm”.
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Prince Harry and Jill Biden at the Invictus Games in 2014
The journalist approached Mr Biden for a short interview as he met people along the rope line at an event in Iowa with Nuns on the Bus, a group that travels the US in an effort to increase voter turnout.
Surrounded by secret service agents and Catholic activists from the state, then-Vice President Biden shook his hand and briefly discussed the midterm elections.
As they were departing, Mr Biden said: “By the way, I’ve been reading the English press recently the last four five days…”
The journalist, who wrote for The Guardian, assumed he was talking about the Scottish Independence referendum, and replied: “It’s a big moment isn’t it?”
Prince Harry, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden in October 2015
Mr Biden said: “No, not just the vote tomorrow. But my wife was with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games.
“And I read in The Guardian, or one of them, and it says ‒ I’m paraphrasing ‒ everywhere Prince Harry went, he had this blonde woman on his arm ‒ the Vice President’s wife!
“I’m a little worried here, you know what I mean?”
The reporter quipped: “I don’t think you need to be too worried.”
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Jill Biden speaks at Joining Forces Invictus Games event
Jill Biden, Prince Harry and Michelle Obama at Invictus Games event
After that year, the Bidens and Obamas continued to have a close connection to the Invictus Games.
In October 2015, Prince Harry and First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Jill Biden launched the Invictus Games 2016 at Fort Belvoir and the games were held in Orlando, Florida.
Mr and Dr Biden both attended the Invictus Games 2016 and were pictured watching the wheelchair rugby with Harry.
The then-Vice President was welcomed with thunderous cheers and joked with the audience: “Jill went to London for the last Games and she spent too much damn time with Prince Harry.”
Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Barack Obama and Prince Harry at the Invictus Games 2017
The couple also paid tribute to their son, Beau, who was an Iraq War veteran who died in May 2015 after a battle with brain cancer.
Mr Biden said: “We’re a military family. Our son, Beau, was a major. He used to have a saying and he lived it.
“He’d say, ‘Never complain and never explain’ and he lived it.”
Interestingly, this is the exact motto that some of the more older royals have lived by too, like the Queen and the Queen Mother.
Joe Biden, Jill Biden and Prince Harry at 2017 Invictus Games
Mr and Dr Biden also went to the Invictus Games in 2017 in Toronto.
They joined Harry to watch the wheelchair basketball finals, smiling and cheering in the stands.
This was the Games where Meghan Markle, Harry’s now-wife, made her first appearance, as Toronto was where she lived to film her TV show Suits.