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Prince Harry heading to America

Britain’s Prince Harry will visit the US in May to make a series of appearances in support of various charities.

The royal will also be championing his own charities during the trip, it was announced today. Harry will be in the US between May 9 and 15, when he will travel to Washington DC, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Among his scheduled appearances is the opening ceremony of the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, where wounded servicemen and women compete in a series of events.

"Prince Harry wants to highlight once again the extraordinary commitment and sacrifice of our injured servicemen and women - our wounded warriors,” said Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the prince's private secretary. "Although a prince, Harry is also an operational soldier - indeed he's a soldier's soldier - therefore throughout this briefing the recurring theme is to help recognise and bring a spotlight on to the work being done to help these outstanding young men and women."

Harry will meet survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, attend an exhibition on landmine clearing in Washington DC, visit the Arlington National Ceremony and host a fundraising polo match in Connecticut to raise funds for his African-based charity Sentebale.

He will also make a series of appearances on behalf of the foundation he runs with his brother William and his sister-in-law Catherine, including a glamorous benefit in Manhattan.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have put all their official overseas travel on hold as Catherine is expecting their first child.

The 28-year-old’s visit to America comes after he was famously photographed partying naked in a Las Vegas hotel room during a private trip to the city last year.

In January, Harry admitted he was being "too much 'Army' and not enough 'prince'".

"At the end of the day I probably let myself down, I let my family down and let other people down, but I was in a private area and there should have been a certain amount of privacy that one should expect," he said at the time.

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