Prince Harry arrives in the U.S. on Wednesday – much to everyone's delight – to support the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style competition for wounded servicemen and women and veterans that he also champions back in England.
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MEET & GREET
At the Joining Forces Invictus Games 2016 event in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Harry is reunited with First Lady Michelle Obama, whom he had over for tea earlier this year.
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What we imagine is happening in this moment? Michelle Obama is saying, "All right, ladies, Prince Harry is here!" to a round of thunderous applause.
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TALK IT OUT
In a more serious moment, Harry speaks 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.
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HAND IN HAND
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.
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THE ROCKETS' RED GLARE
Athletes and spectators join in for a round of the national anthem the games begin. (Presumably, Harry hummed "God Save the Queen" to himself throughout.)
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After his speech, Harry steps to the sidelines in between his two hosts, who include Dr. Jill Biden, to watch veterans compete.
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And if their expressions are any indication, the competition is fierce.
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SPORTY & SCRUFFY
Harry elected not to ditch the beard before his Washington, D.C.-bound flight – which is just fine with the American public.
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FOLLOW THE BEAT
After the games, Harry, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden visit the USO Warrior and Family Center in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where they met with wounded and recuperating troops.
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Harry talks with service members and looks at their artwork at the USO Center.
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Really, it seems like the whole visit was just endless laughs.
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… and lots of smiles.
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DOWN TO BUSINESS
Back from Virginia, Harry attended an Invictus board meeting at the British Ambassador's Residence in Washington, D.C., alongside fellow Invictus board members.
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WALK TO THE WHITE HOUSE
After the meeting, Harry geas up for an afternoon visit to the White House.
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It's a family tradition! After his brother, Prince William, met with President Obama in the Oval Office last year, Prince Harry does the same on his D.C. visit.