Blogged By: De De Tillman
Source & Story Credit: CNN – Bryony Jones
Photo Credit: Zimbio.Com
Posted: Monday April 23, 2012 @ 2:29 p.m PST
According to CNN, Britain’s Prince Harry is to travel to the United States to be presented with a prestigious award honoring his work with war veterans and serving members of the armed forces.
The Prince will visit Washington D.C. on May 7 to receive the Atlantic Council’s award for “distinguished humanitarian leadership,” St James’s Palace announced Monday.
As well as attending the prizegiving dinner at the Atlantic Council, Prince Harry is also expected to meet British and American athletes who have taken part in the Warrior Games, a paralympic sports tournament for armed services personnel, in Colorado.
It is not yet clear if he will attend other events while in the country. Prince Harry is said to be “honored” by news of the award, which he plans to accept on behalf of his brother and their foundation.
St James’s Palace says he will use the event to pay tribute to the work of British and American charities which help to rehabilitate wounded servicemen and women, and to reintegrate veterans into civilian life.
The Atlantic Council is a non-partisan U.S.-based think-tank which promotes transatlantic cooperation and international security.