05.07.13 10:28 AM ET
Prince Harry's US Tour, All The Details
Harry lands in America on Thursday, royal fans, and anticipation is building ahead of the trip.
The towns which Prince Harry will visit during his New Jersey tour stop next Tuesday have been announced - Mantoloking and Seaside Heights.
Harry had apparently wanted to visit the “hardest hit town in New Jersey,” hence the Mantoloking stop. The town’s Mayor George Nebel said that the young royal and Chris Christie - who has promised to keep the rowdy royal under control - will visit about ten homes before getting in the car and heading to Seaside Heights for a press conference.
Here's the rest of Harry's itinerary with thanks to H Wales Watch who's going to be eyes on the ground for the Royalist during Harry's tour:
May 9, Thursday
After arriving in the afternoon, he will tour an exhibition by the HALO Trust on Capitol Hill. Harry recently became a patron of HALO, one of his mother's favorite charitable organizations. One of his escorts for this tour will be Cindy McCain, wife of Arizona senator John McCain. In the evening, HRH will attend a dinner honoring HALO’s 25th anniversary at the home of Sir Peter Westmacott, Britain’s U.S. ambassador. Prince Harry will give a speech at the dinner.
May 10, Friday
In the morning, Harry will visit Arlington National Ceremony. He will visit the graves of soldiers lost in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as well as lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown solider.
After the cemetery visit, he will head to Walter Reed hospital to visit with rehabiliting soldiers. He will also be given a demo of prosthetics in development as well as the CAREN simulator.
(He is expected to wear a dress uniform while visiting the national cemetary (perhaps the dark blue?). Maybe we’ll see him in fatigues at Walter Reed.
After his military visits in D.C., Harry will fly to Denver where he will attend a reception hosted by HM’s Consul-General to Colorado, Beverley Simpson. Olympic gold medallists from Colorado could be in attendance (e.g. Missy Franklin.)
May 11, Saturday
Prince Harry will start his day at the Wounded Warrior Games by meeting with members of the British Armed Forces team. This is the first time the British have competed in these games.
After meeting with British athletes, Harry will have a reception with U.S. participants. The Prince will attend the games’ opening ceremony at 12:45 p.m. This ceremony is by invitation only. He will then attend Sitting Vollyeball competition. View the full Warrior Games schedules. He will spend the evening of the 11th privately with members of the British team.
May 12, Sunday
Harry will watch the cycling competition of the games at the US Air Force Academy. This is the only event open to the public.
May 13, Monday
May 14, Tuesday
Note from HWW: HWW has to return to her day job during the east coast part of the tour but keep following @RoyalReview as continues her coverage in her home state.
Prince Harry will visit some of the areas hit by last year's Superstorm Sandy to see rebuilding efforts. He will also meet with emergency service providers.
New York City
Harry will travel to NYC to promote Britain's GREAT campaign. He will meet with representatives from business, both US and UK, and see product demonstrations. We are promised a double-decker bus. Perhaps some New Yorker will tag it or stick one of those "OBEY" stickers on it while it's at the curb.
He will then travel to a "socially and economically challenged" part of the city (Marcy Projects?) to play some baseball with kids. This is the Royal Foundation part of the trip and ties in with the Coach Core Intiative the toothsome threesome launched last year. Most important bit about this stop is baseball.
His trip to Money-Making Manhattan wraps up with a dinner/reception hosted by the American Friends of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
May 15, Wednesday
Finally, Prince Harry ends his conquering of the colonies by doing what we love most - donning the white pants.
Thank you Harry, from the bottom of our hearts.
The fourth annual Sentebale cup will happen at the Greenwich Polo Club. It is sponsored by the fancy whiskey makers Royal Salute. We prefer sparkly. Too bad Veuve Clicquot (Vanity Fair) isn't hosting.
Be warned wannabe princesses, this event is invite-only.