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Prince Harry arrived in the US at the weekend and will have his mother, Diana Princess of Wales, in his thoughts when he meets members of her landmine charity Halo Trust.
In March, 28-year-old Harry agreed to become patron of the charity that was very close to his mother’s heart. Diana attracted worldwide attention when she visited Angola in 1997 to see minefields being cleared. With some iconic TV images being beamed around the world.
The other main reason for Harry’s US visit is to show his support for the British and American troops injured in the line of duty. The third in line to the British throne will visit the famous Arlington Cemetery to pay his respects before moving on to Colorado. He will also open the Warrior Games, a tournament designed for wounded servicemen and women.
The Prince’s spokesman said: “A recurring theme is to help recognise and place the spotlight on to the work being done to help these outstanding men and women.” His tour of the US will also take in New York where he will visit those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The visit of Prince Harry further strengthens the bonds and ties that unite the US and the UK. The much vaunted ‘special relationship’ does exist in the minds of many. That’s perhaps one of the reasons that the US consistently comes in the top holiday destinations for UK travelers.
According to a poll by Skyscanner, two US destinations New York and Orlando are in the top ten most visited places from UK airports. With Las Vegas also being one of the fastest growing destinations for Brits. It seems the appeal of the US continues to draw UK holidaymakers with its varied climates and landscapes, and vast range of attractions. Why not get some travel insurance and follow the Prince over the pond this summer?
Date Created: 14/05/2013