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Prince Harry returning to the U.S. to accept prestigious humanitarian award in Washington, D.C.

By Gina DiFalco,

Prince Harry will be returning stateside next month to accept an award in Washington, D.C.

The younger brother of Prince William will be in our capital on May 7 to accept the Atlantic Council's 2012 Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership.

The award recognize the 27-year-old royal’s charity work, especially with military veterans, People reports.

Last year, Prince Harry was in the United States, particularly in both California and Arizona, doing Apache helicopter training.

He said in a statement he would 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."

On the same day that Harry will be in D.C., the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be handing out prizes at the Badminton Horse Trials in England.

The Press Association reports that Harry’s work with charities such as Walking With The Wounded, ABF The Soldiers' Charity and Help For Heroes are part of the reason he is receiving the humanitarian award.

Said St. James’s Palace, "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."

 

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