May 9, 2013
AMERICANS ARE JUST WILD ABOUT PRINCE HARRY
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) 28 year old Prince Harry of Wales* arrives here in Washington today to begin a one week visit to the United States.
Today the Prince is scheduled to tour an exhibit on CAPITOL HILL and later will be attending a reception at the BRITISH EMBASSY.
Harry flew on a commercial airliner arriving at Dulles International Airport from London. The Prince was greeted by "cheering and squealing...women" at the Capitol, "most of them Senate staffers."
Senator John McCain said....
"I've never seen in all my years here such a one-gendered crowd."
Photo by Walking With the Wounded
Tomorrow Harry will lay a wreath at the TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS in Arlington National Cemetery and afterward will meet with wounded warriors at WALTER REED.
On Tuesday of next week, Prince Harry will be escorted by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in viewing the damage from Hurricane Sandy.
Harry will also be traveling to New York, Colorado and Connecticut where he will play in a charity polo match.
"Prince Harry is a breath of fresh heir for Americans," by Maria Puente, USA TODAY LIFE, May 9, 2013.
"Prince Harry makes the rounds in D.C.," by Maria Puente, USA TODAY LIFE, May 10, 2013.
Prince Harry Greets His Fans
Photo by John Pannell (2011)
*Henry Charles Albert David was born in London on September 15, 1984 the son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana, Princess of Wales. He is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Harry was educated at ETON where he excelled in polo and rugby union.
He is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and served in Afghanistan, the 1st royal family member to serve in a war zone since his uncle, Prince Andrew, did so in the Falklands War.
Harry won the Operational Service Medal and rose to the rank of Captain in the Blues and Royals, 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment of the Army Air Corps.
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