Coming to america

Prince Harry Coming to America in May

Get ready, Beltway babes - Harry's coming to town.

Yes, the Playboy prince, last sighted in America flying Apaches around the mojave desert and making out with cocktail waitresses, will be hitting Washington DC in early May to receive an award in recognition of his charitable work supporting servicemen and women.

The distinguished humanitarian leadership award will be presented to the 27-year-old Prince in Washington DC by the Atlantic Council. Harry is accepting the award on behalf of himself and his brother, William. Together, they set up the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry in September 2009.

The Foundation has already this year announced it will work in partnership with the Forces in Mind Trust, to support former British military personnel and their families with the transition to civilian life.

Prince Harry - a serving captain in the British Army - publicly supports charities such as Help For Heroes, ABF The Soldiers' Charity and is a patron of Walking With The Wounded. In March 2011, he joined four servicemen on the first five days of a mission to trek 200 miles (320km) across the polar ice cap to the north pole.

A royal statement said: "Prince Harry will use the award to pay tribute to British and American veterans' charities for their achievements in helping to rehabilitate wounded servicemen and women, and to reintegrate those who have served in the armed forces into civilian life."

Prince Harry will accept the award at the Atlantic Council's annual awards dinner on 7 May.

The council promotes transatlantic co-operation and international security, and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

The Royalist can't help but wonder where the after-party is going to be.