Jaco van Gass is on 5 News talking about his friendship with the Royal ahead of the first Invictus Games. 

Jaco van Gass, who will be competing as a cyclist, has become friends with the Royal since they did an arctic expedition together.

Prince Harry, 29, came up with the idea for the Invictus Games which will take place in London on September 10th.

Mr van Gass, who had 11 operations after fighting in Afghanistan for the British Armed Forces, told us: "It's surreal that the fourth in line for the throne is standing next to you or having a chat.

"That's the kind of vibe he gives off, you can be yourself.

"That's a unique quality he has."