Prince Harry Gets the American Treatment With Football and Cheerleaders
Prince Harry continued his US tour yesterday by launching a race at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and picking up a few pointers on one of America's favourite 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 recognised worldwide." Later yesterday, Harry visited the US Air Force Academy's football training centre, 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 Sunday, 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.