Prince Harry's trip to the US came to a close yesterday, and we have to admit that we already miss having the redheaded royal on American soil. From sending female congressional staffers into a tizzy when he dropped by Washington DC on Thursday to showing off his athletic prowess while playing baseball, football, and even sitting volleyball, Harry has won a permanent spot in our red, white, and blue hearts. And we aren't the only ones who have fallen for him — American women are going nuts for Prince Harry ever since he landed on US soil last week. If you didn't get enough of hot Harry during his stay, then click through for the 40 best photos of him from his United States tour, and try not to drool all over your computer screen.
Armed with iPhones, American girls have come out in droves to spot Prince Harry, who wraps up his US tour today. The man third in line to the British throne (that is, until Kate Middleton has her baby) has been participating in loads of all-American activities. He's mingled with cheerleaders, tested out his American football skills, played baseball in New York City, spent time with First Lady Michelle Obama and military families, and sang happy birthday to Olympic gold medalist and adorable teen Missy Franklin. Much of that time, Prince Harry has had an audience of "Harry hunters," the unofficial term given to wide-eyed girls who aspire to be Kate's sister-in-law one day, if only in their dreams. Before Harry hops back across the pond, let's send him off with a look at all the admiring female fans who came out for his visit.
Although Prince Harry was in NYC, he may have felt a bit at home as he hopped on a special London tour bus with UK Prime Minister David Cameron. They arrived at Milk Studios in the Big Apple, where the red double-decker was included in a showcase of British trailblazers in technology as a part of the GREAT campaign, which promotes the UK around the world. He later rolled up his sleeves to try his hand at America's game — baseball. He visited the field in Harlem to launch a partnership between the Harlem RBI and The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. It was a busy day for Prince Harry, who made a visit to the Jersey Shore this morning, where he accompanied New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to survey the damage left behind by Hurricane Sandy.
Prince Harry and the governor toured Seaside Heights, which was one of the areas most devastated by October's hurricane. After promising to keep Prince Harry fully clothed during his visit — a joke made in relation to Harry's nude photo scandal in Las Vegas last year — Gov. Christie kept true to his vow by gifting the visiting royal with a version of his own fleece and joked on Twitter, "Greeting Prince Harry at the Jersey Shore the best way I know how; with his own Royal Fleece."
The royal is making his first visit to the US since his mishap in Las Vegas and has already made stops in Colorado, Maryland, and Washington DC since kicking off his tour last week. Over the weekend, he attended the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, CO, where he was treated to cheerleaders and football as part of the Paralympics-style competition for wounded and disabled veterans.
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Prince Harry continued his US tour yesterday by launching a race at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, CO, and picking up a few pointers on one of America's favorite pastimes — football. It was Harry's second day at the Games, which are a Paralympics-style competition for wounded and disabled veterans. He revealed that the Games are close to his heart, especially since he serves in the UK's Armed Forces and spent two tours in Afghanistan. Harry told a crowd while kicking off a cyclist race, "You've got the Olympics, you've got the Paralympics. There's no reason the Warrior Games shouldn't be recognized worldwide." Later yesterday, Harry visited the US Air Force Academy's football training center, where he threw around a pigskin with players and formed a human pyramid with smiling cheerleaders.
It was a busy weekend for the Prince. On Saturday, Harry played in an exhibition sitting volleyball game with his fellow servicemen and women and launched the start of the Games alongside Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin.
Up next, Harry will return to the East Coast to visit areas in New Jersey that were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy and take part in a charity polo match in Connecticut. Don't forget to vote for your favorite royals by taking part in our POPSUGAR 100 bracket for a chance to win a Victoria Beckham handbag!
Prince Harry showed off his athletic skills in Colorado Springs, CO, yesterday when he played in a seated volleyball match at the Warrior Games, an Olympics-style event for disabled and wounded veterans. He put a United Kingdom Armed Forces jersey over his fatigues to take part in the match, which involved him joking around with the other team and falling over himself to save the ball. Earlier in the day, Captain Wales, as he is known in the British Army, was on hand to light the torch at the opening ceremonies for the games and mingle with spectators and athletes. The competitors on the Warrior Games' British team reportedly found the prince easy to talk to and shared their stories. One British Army captain said, "He knows what it's like out there. He's been on the ground and in the air." Harry has previously served two tours in Afghanistan, the most recent one ending in January.
Yesterday marked the third day in Prince Harry's weeklong tour of United States, which so far has taken him to Washington DC to meet with Senator John McCain and Michelle Obama on Thursday and had him singing "Happy Birthday" to Missy Franklin in Denver, CO, on Friday. He'll soon head back to the East Coast where he will visit New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut over the coming days.
Prince Harry met with Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin at a special reception in Denver, CO, yesterday as part of his US tour. He joined the crowd in singing "Happy Birthday" to Missy, who was celebrating her 18th birthday, and mingled with partygoers at the Sanctuary Golf Course. While this is the Prince's first official visit to Colorado, it isn't his first time in the state — he's been on rafting and ski trips with his brother, Prince William, and his late mother, Princess Diana. This weekend, Prince Harry will attend the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, CO, where he will watch more than 200 wounded veterans compete in various athletic competitions.
His visit with Missy came on only the second day of Prince Harry's US tour, but he's already packed in quite a few events. He attended a charity event for the HALO Trust and met up with Michelle Obama in Washington DC on Thursday and he paid his respects to American veterans on Friday. Harry will also visit New Jersey to tour areas damaged by Superstorm Sandy and play at the Sentebale Polo Cup match in Greenwich, CT.
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