You'll Never Guess How QLD Is Trying To Lure Prince Harry
Queensland is ramping up its bid to host Prince Harry and his Invictus Games in 2018.
Major Events Minister Kate Jones will meet with representatives of the Invictus Games Foundation this week when they inspect potential venues on the Gold Coast.
Ms Jones says it's a state of origin battle to host the event, with NSW also bidding.
The Gold Coast is being touted as the perfect destination because of its infrastructure for the Commonwealth Games, which will also be held in 2018.
It's unclear how much it will cost to host the Invictus Games, but it's being sold as a priceless opportunity.
"From a tourism prospective, having Prince Harry ... talking up our wonderful beaches and location is priceless," Ms Jones said.
The Invictus Games were created by Prince Harry for wounded or ill armed services personnel and were first held in 2014.
Queensland will discover whether its bid has been successful by the end of September.