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Prince Harry in DC to accept award for service

Tuesday - 5/8/2012, 1:11am  ET

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Britain's Prince Harry is presented the Atlantic Council's 2012 Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership award by former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Monday, May 7, 2012, in Washington. At left is Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and at right is Frederick Kempe, president and Chief Executive Officer of the Atlantic Council. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Britain's Prince Harry met with wounded servicemembers and helped plant a tree at the British Ambassador's residence in Washington during his first visit to the city.

Harry is in the nation's capital to accept an award for his charitable activities on behalf of wounded servicemembers. He'll get the award at a Monday night dinner hosted by the Atlantic Council at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Harry, who is training as an Apache military pilot, has worked with a number of charities. They include Walking With the Wounded, a British charity that retrains and re-educates veterans, as well as Help For Heroes, which helps wounded servicemen and women.

The Atlantic Council is a Washington-based think tank. Its annual award ceremony will also honor U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.


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