Prince Harry Coming Back To America!
Cancel all police leave!
Prince Harry is coming back to the United States next month, on a trip that takes in New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Denver and Colorado.
No, Las Vegas is not on the itinerary, so don't expect to see him shirtless again, folks. Chris Christie has already said he will be making sure he doesn't get up to mischief in NJ.
Harry will be in the United States from Thursday 9th May to Wednesday 15th May 2013, undertaking engagements on behalf of charities with which the Prince is closely associated, on behalf also of HM Government, and with a strong central theme of supporting injured servicemen and women from both the UK and US armed forces.
Prince Harry will visit:
Washington, DC: an exhibition on Capitol Hill on landmine clearance and the British Ambassador’s Reception, Arlington National Cemetery and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Denver: The Consul-General’s Reception
Colorado Springs: several events at the 2013 Warrior Games
New York City: an event to promote the GREAT campaign, a community baseball programme involving a new partnership with the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, a Royal Foundation fundraising event
New Jersey: an area badly affected by Hurricane Sandy
Connecticut: the Sentebale Polo Cup in Greenwich. He will not visit those affected by December’s brutal school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, because it was decided it would be “too raw” for the families.
Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Principal Private Secretary to Prince Harry, said "Although a Prince, Harry is also an operational soldier – indeed a soldier's soldier. Therefore, a recurring theme is to help recognise and bring the spotlight onto the work being done to help these outstanding young men and women. The visit is also about supporting charities with which Prince Harry is closely involved. These focus on global humanitarian landmine clearance, promoting two of The Royal Foundation’s core aims - support to military veterans and empowering children and young people through sport – and supporting the work of The Prince’s African charity for orphans and vulnerable children, Sentebale."
All of the Prince’s flights will be on commercial services and his entourage will be made up of just five people - two press officers, a tour manager, adviser Sir David Manning and Mr Lowther-Pinkerton.