Prince Harry continues tour of U.S.
POSTED: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 8:00am
UPDATED: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 8:06am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Britain's Prince Harry continues his seven-day U.S. tour in Washington today where he'll focus on the fallen and wounded soldiers.
Gentle diplomacy is the goal of the younger Prince's visit and it seems to be working, at least for the women around Washington.
Screaming, giggling, snapping pictures, so loud, security had to quiet them.
Even Capitol Hill staffers couldn't resist getting a glimpse of the prince as he toured an exhibit on landmines - one of his mother's favorite causes. "The chance for a life peace, surely the natural and rightful expectation of every human being, is no more than a dream so long as these dreadful weapons remain where they are, layed or discarded," said Prince Harry of Wales.
The Prince unexpectedly stopped by the White House for afternoon tea where he helped children make Mother's Day gifts.
Today, he'll lay a wreath at Arlington Cemetery and visit wounded soldiers at Walter Reed. "He has spent much of his time supporting our wounded warriors and the families of our fallen," said First Lady Michelle Obama.
Just back from flying apache helicopters over Afghanistan, this weekend, the Prince heads to Colorado for the warrior games - 200 wounded soldiers in an Olympic-style competition. "Warrior Games gives us a chance to show the world that we're not out of the fight yet, we hit a speed bump," said Machinist Michael Dayton.
This trip is very different from his much-publicized escapades in Las Vegas last year. "It's really an attempt to show that he cares. What a different side that is than what played out 12 months ago," said ITN Correspondent Robert Moore.
Connecting with everyday Americans in a British sort of way!