The bearded prince is headed across the pond

By Diana Pearl
October 22, 2015 04:15 PM
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Is it the beard? The blue suit? The medals? The regal stride?

Whatever it was, everyone’s favorite royal redhead, Prince Harry, cut a dashing figure Thursday at an event honoring veterans at St. Paul’s cathedral.

And we’ll be seeing more of him next week: The royal is gearing up for a trip to Washington, D.C. on October 28 to support the upcoming Invictus Games, set to be held in Orlando next May.

While in D.C., Prince Harry will visit Fort Belvoir military base in Virginia to meet and speak with wounded, rehabilitating and recovering servicemen and women. Joining him on the visit will be Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.

They’ll also tour a USO Warrior and Family Center, which offers support to wounded members of the military and their families.

The Fort Belvoir visit is a fitting prelude for next year’s stateside Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style series of sport competitions for wounded veterans. The inaugural event took place last fall in London.

After returning from the event with Obama and Biden, he’ll head to a board meeting for the Invictus Games to get up to speed with the plans for next year’s event.

The day will be a reunion for Harry and the First Lady: The two first met at the White House during a tea party to support veterans in May 2013. And earlier this year, the prince hosted Obama, her two daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama and her mother, Marian Robinson for tea at Kensington Palace.

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