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Prince Harry to return to U.S. to receive humanitarian award

By Daniel S Levine,

Prince Harry will be coming back the U.S. to receive a humanitarian award for his charity work.

Prince Harry at the Sentebale Polo Cup Tournament. (Coworth Park, Berkshire, England) ***U.S. Syndication Only!***

Harry will arrive in Washington D.C. on May 7 to accept the Atlantic Council's 2012 Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership, reports People magazine. In a statement, St. James’s Palace said that he will be accepting the award on behalf of “his brother the Duke of Cambridge, and their joint work through the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.”

According to The UK Press Association, the honor will recognize Harry’s work with charities for both British and U.S. armed services, particularly his work with Walking With The Wounded, ABF The Soldiers' Charity and Help For Heroes.

William and Harry use their foundation to help wounded veterans when they come home.

“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,” the Palace added in the statement.

The Atlantic Council promotes “transatlantic cooperation and international security.”

People reports that, prior to accepting the award, he will meet British and American veterans at a party held at the British ambassador’s residence. William and Kate will be at the Badminton Horse Trials when Harry is in the U.S.

Harry was last in the U.S. in October, when he spent time in California and Arizona for Apache helicopter training. Last month, he made headlines with his tour of the Caribbean and Brazil. He has also done a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

 
 

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