British royal arrives USA in good spirits

Prince Harry is in America and even though he didn't elect to ditch the beard before his Washington, D.C. trip it seemed just fine with the American public.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry is in America and even though he didn't elect to ditch the beard before his Washington, D.C. trip it seemed just fine with the American public.

The British Royal arrived the US on Wednesday, October 28 to support the Invictus Games, a paralympic-style competition for wounded servicemen and women and veterans that he also champions back in England.

It took no time for the very happy faced British prince to reunite with US First Lady, Michelle Obama in Virginia at the Joining Forces Invictus Games 2016 launch event in Fort Belvoir. Both previously met for some tea earlier this year.

Despite ladies screaming his name in excitement and admiration, Harry took some serious moment to speak of his two tours of duty in Afghanistan. "I knew I had a responsibility to help all veterans, who had made huge personal sacrifices for their countries, to lead healthy and dignified lives after service," he said.

Harry – who spearheaded the first Invictus Games last year in London – shakes the hands of the athletes, all of who are wounded or recovering servicemen and veterans.

After the games, Harry, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden visited the USO Warrior and Family Center in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where they met with wounded and recuperating troops. Later, he was seen chatting with service members and looking at their artwork at the USO Center.

Away from Virginia, Harry attended an Invictus board meeting at the British Ambassador's Residence in Washington, D.C., alongside fellow Invictus board members.  Before heading to the White House to have a sit-down with US President, Barack Obama.

His older brother, Prince William, met with President Obama in the Oval Office last year, Prince Harry does the same on his D.C. visit.

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